How To Wear: The Leather Jacket

Do I need a leather jacket? How do I pull off a leather jacket? Can I wear a leather jacket to work? All your questions answered.

Buying a leather jacket is not an easy decision. It's a serious step in a man's sartorial life.

First, there's a question of money. A leather jacket is a pretty expensive buy. But it's certainly an investment: a fine quality leather jacket will last for decades. So considering the longevity of a good leather jacket, it's definitely worth the splurge.

How to wear: black leather biker jacket, navy jeans, dark green scarf
Black Leather Biker JacketNavy JeansDark Green Scarf

A black leather biker jacket and navy jeans? This is an easy-to-achieve ensemble that anyone could rock a version of on a daily basis.

Another thing that may be stopping you from adding a leather jacket to your wardrobe is the fear for not pulling it off. You do need to have an attitude to wear the leather jacket, but half of it comes from the jacket itself. A leather jacket exudes confidence, masculinity and sex appeal.

How to wear: dark brown leather bomber jacket, navy jeans, brown leather casual boots, tan backpack
Dark Brown Leather Bomber JacketNavy JeansBrown Leather Casual BootsTan BackpackBurgundy Knit ScarfBrown Leather Belt

A dark brown leather bomber jacket and navy jeans? This is an easy-to-achieve outfit that any guy can rock a version of on a day-to-day basis. To bring a bit of flair to this look, add brown leather casual boots to the mix.

Finally, if you're not sure whether you'll wear your leather jacket often, consider how versatile the leather jacket is. It completes almost any style perfectly, bringing endless options to your wardrobe.

The Laid-Back Leather Jacket

A leather jacket can make even the laziest of outfits look cool. There's nothing noteworthy about a guy wearing jeans and a t-shirt. But add a leather jacket to the mix and it instantly ups the cool factor of the look.

How to wear: black leather biker jacket, black mesh crew-neck t-shirt, grey ripped skinny jeans, brown leather brogues
Black Leather Biker JacketBlack Mesh Crew-neck T-shirtGrey Ripped Skinny JeansBrown Leather BroguesBlack Canvas Tote Bag

A black leather biker jacket and grey ripped skinny jeans are an edgy combo that every fashionable guy should have in his wardrobe. Brown leather brogues are an easy way to power up your getup.

How to wear: dark brown leather military jacket, dark green v-neck sweater, grey crew-neck t-shirt, navy ripped jeans
Dark Brown Leather Military JacketDark Green V-neck SweaterGrey Crew-neck T-shirtNavy Ripped JeansDark Brown Leather Casual BootsDark Brown Leather Belt

If you appreciate function above all else, this casual street style combination of a dark brown leather military jacket and navy ripped jeans is your go-to. Give an added dose of elegance to your look by slipping into a pair of dark brown leather casual boots.

The Smart Casual Leather Jacket

A leather jacket is your go-to outerwear choice if you're looking to refresh your casual style. A leather jacket will toughen up and integrate seamlessly into a smart casual outfit. Pair it with a long sleeve shirt and jeans or chinos and you can get away with it on a casual Friday in the office.

How to wear: black leather bomber jacket, olive long sleeve shirt, black jeans, black and white low top sneakers
Black Leather Bomber JacketOlive Long Sleeve ShirtBlack JeansBlack and White Low Top SneakersBlack Sunglasses

No matter where you find yourself over the course of the day, you'll be stylishly ready in this laid-back pairing of a black leather bomber jacket and black jeans. The whole outfit comes together if you add a pair of black and white low top sneakers to the equation.

How to wear: brown leather bomber jacket, blue long sleeve shirt, navy jeans, brown suede derby shoes
Brown Leather Bomber JacketBlue Long Sleeve ShirtNavy JeansBrown Suede Derby ShoesNavy TieBrown Leather Belt

For an off-duty getup, try pairing a brown leather bomber jacket with navy jeans — these items fit really well together. To give this look a dressier feel, why not add brown suede derby shoes to the mix?

How to wear: brown leather bomber jacket, olive v-neck sweater, red long sleeve shirt, navy jeans
Brown Leather Bomber JacketOlive V-neck SweaterRed Long Sleeve ShirtNavy JeansBrown Leather Derby ShoesBrown Leather Belt

A brown leather bomber jacket and navy jeans? This is an easy-to-wear look that any man could wear on a day-to-day basis. You could perhaps get a bit experimental on the shoe front and introduce brown leather derby shoes to the mix.

How to wear: brown leather bomber jacket, charcoal crew-neck sweater, white long sleeve shirt, charcoal jeans
Brown Leather Bomber JacketCharcoal Crew-neck SweaterWhite Long Sleeve ShirtCharcoal JeansTan Suede Derby ShoesDark Brown Leather Tote BagBeige ScarfBrown SunglassesCharcoal Socks

This pairing of a brown leather bomber jacket and charcoal jeans is hard proof that a simple casual getup can still be truly dapper. Why not complement this look with a pair of tan suede derby shoes for a bit of polish?

The Dressy Leather Jacket

Throw on a leather jacket if you're going for a formal style that also shows off your sartorial savvy. Worn with a suit or dress pants, a leather jacket will spice things up and strike a balance between classic and edge.

How to wear: black leather biker jacket, light blue long sleeve shirt, black vertical striped dress pants, white low top sneakers
Black Leather Biker JacketLight Blue Long Sleeve ShirtBlack Vertical Striped Dress PantsWhite Low Top SneakersBlack Tie

Putting together a black leather biker jacket and black vertical striped dress pants is a guaranteed way to infuse refinement into your daily styling routine. Finish with a pair of white low top sneakers to add a little kick to the outfit.

The Functional Leather Jacket

You will find a new appreciation for the leather jacket when the temperature drops. A perfect layering piece, it can be worn in spring, fall and mild winter. The layering possibilities are limited only by your creativity.

How to wear: brown leather biker jacket, charcoal duffle cardigan, brown chinos, beige suede desert boots
Brown Leather Biker JacketCharcoal Duffle CardiganBrown ChinosBeige Suede Desert BootsBrown Knit Scarf

A brown leather biker jacket and brown chinos are essential in any guy's functional casual arsenal. Beige suede desert boots are guaranteed to infuse a hint of refinement into your ensemble.

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