STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Cold Weather Leather

February 22nd, 2016 at 2:00am

The leather jacket, made iconic by film bad boys like Marlon Brando and John Travolta, gives attitude to any outfit. This classic piece adds a masculine edge to the look and evokes toughness, ruggedness and a charming vintage vibe. It’s perfect for mild winter days when it’s not cold enough for your winter coat, but not warm enough for just a hoodie. Besides it’s place in fashion, it’s also an incredibly durable piece and can serve as a tough second skin to protect you from the elements.

Fast and cheap fashion is incredibly prevalent in today’s clothing industry, but it’s the classic pieces that are really worth purchasing. There hasn’t been a decade in the past half a century that leather jackets have not been considered fashionable.  Sure, there were some leather abominations worn by boy bands sometime in the ’90s, but leather has since returned to its macho and sophisticated roots.

This Fashionisto keeps his brown leather bomber the main focus of his outfit. The autumn-inspired flannel brings some contrasting detail to the look and adds color and a rustic vibe. Heavy brown boots perfectly enhance the ruggedness of the leather jacket; It adds toughness to the look. He pairs the outfit with a mechanical, leather-strapped watch to inject some refinement into this edgy style.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I always look for comfort, utility and durability when purchasing clothes. Once I’ve checked those off the list, then I move on to style. That’s how I keep my wardrobe classic and simple.”