James Dean, Marlon Brando, The Ramones – there is something about a man in a leather jacket!  First created for aviators in World War I, the leather jacket has become an essential piece to any man’s wardrobe.  Changing in style over the years from bulky shearling-lined jackets, to heavy zippers, to sleeker and slimmer looks, the quintessential leather jacket will never go out of style, and you can dress it up or down.  Here are some types and tips on how to choose and wear a leather jacket:

 mens-motorcycle-jacketBiker Jacket – made popular by Marlin Brandon with lots of buckles, tabs, zippers and collars.  Who doesn’t love black leather?  Pair with a white dress shirt, skinny tie, slim dark slacks and lace up shoes.  For a more casual look, pair with white t-shirt, black jeans and black lace up boots.  (Pictured: Burberry Motorcycle Jacket.)

brown-motocrossMotocross Jacket – with a tabbed collar, it is generally more versatile than the “Biker” style jacket and works well with most all body types.  Brown leather jackets pair well with shades of blue – light blue shirt, slim dark jeans, brown belt and brown lace up boots.  (Pictured: Andrew Marc New York Leather Motocross Jacket.)

bomber-jacket

Bomber Jacket – clean design with elastic waist and cuffs.  The perfect, comfortable, everyday jacket. Whether running errands during the day or going out at night, the Bomber Jacket looks great with a white t-shirt, charcoal wool trousers and black dress shoes.  A great everyday outfit that is clean, easy and no nonsense.  (Pictured: Ralph Lauren Leather Bomber Jacket.)

So whether you are going for the bad boy image or a more sophisticated look, find the leather jacket that works for you and rock it.  You’ll get dates!

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