FIVE WAYS TO WEAR LEATHER JACKETS

 

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There are a small number of items of clothing in a man's wardrobe, more manly and naturally stylish than a leather jacket. At first a favourite for motorists and pilots. In the days when cars and aircraft had open sides, because of the guard they presented against the environment and their endurance to dust and oil, they later became linked with a number of subcultures, from punks and rockers to bikers. Acknowledged by numerous legendary wearers from Sid Vicious to Marlon Brando as the leather jacket-clad gang leader, Johnny Strabler, in The Wild One. Today, leather jackets are a mainstream wardrobe essential, although they continue to speak of ruggedness and rebellion, something which goes a long way in justifying their enduring appeal.

 

Don't be. Become.

 

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THE AVIATOR

 

Gucci's quilted brown leather references traditional aviator jackets. For a jet-setting look, team with chinos, a Breton T-shirt and a pair of loafers.

 

THE MUSICIAN

 

Worn with a simple T-shirt and dark jeans. The leather jacket from Jeans Shop washed goatskin is gig ready whether you are are on the stage or in the mosh pit.

 

 

THE MODERNIST

 

Characterised by clean lines and a neat fit, this McQ by Alexander McQueen leather and denim jacket is perfect for a modern take on the classic style, worn with jeans and a hint of colour.

 

THE CLASSIC

 

A refined take on the broad lapelled perfecto style of bike jacket. Popularised by the likes of James Dean and Marlon Brando in the 1950s, this Yves Saint  Laurent leather is undeniably stylish.

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A U T H O R
Donald Anthony

I M A G E 

Clem Onojeghuo

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THE FUTURIST

 

Leather had a memorable celluloid outing in The Matrix films. With the Gothic, futuristic style inspiring a cult following. This sleek Rick Ownes jacket captures the mood in a sophisticated way.