A stylish leather jacket can be the most important item in a man's wardrobe. When combined with nearly any outfit, a cool leather jacket can make a boring style into something spectacular. You can fine nearly any kind of leather jacket: some plain and well trimmed, others covered with oversize adornments and brimming with flair.
Leather jackets number among the most expensive garments sold, as they are often made of the softest, most expensive and difficult to find leathers. Still, you can occasionally find a great leather jacket at an inexpensive price. To begin, you may have the desire to wear a jacket but feel that, ethically, wearing leather is unacceptable. If this line of thought speaks to you, run to your nearest Express and pick up the (Minus The) Leather Perforated Jacket, a 100% cotton faux leather jacket with an ultra soft fabric, perforated texture and a removable zip hood. The $198 jacket also has a stand up button tab collar, drawstring closures and zip chest, hand and inner pockets.
If you want a light brown leather jacket, SSENSE, a high end Canadian retailer, may be there to help. The Diesel Lisard Leather Jacket sells for $650 and has a stud detailed spread collar, cool epaulets, flap pockets at the waist and exposed back vents. The jacket is fully lined with cotton and is made of 100% sheep leather. For a more classically styled loose fitting leather jacket, go to a Macy's store and get the Perry Ellis Full Zip Leather Jacket. This one retails for $495 but can currently be purchased for more than 60% off. The jacket is made of a full New Zealand lambskin leather and has a full zip front, double snap cuff closures and side elastics.
Allsaints Spitafields is known for a grungy steampunk style. This is entirely the case with its Tannin Leather Hooded Jacket, which retails for $610 but sells for half price on the brand's website. The bomber jacket is fully lined and has heavy spray and chip weathering through the body. The jackets also has a self leather draw cord along th hood, ribbing at the hem and cuffs and is made of a lamb drum leather. The John Varvatos Zip Front Burnished Leather Jacket retails for $1,998 and is a great slim cut leather jacket. The jacket is steel grey and has a stand collar above its full zip. The jacket also has zip sleeves and pockets. John Varvatos recommends wearing the jacket with slim cut sports pants and a lightweight sweater for a sophisticated yet edgy look. Lastly, Mr. Porter, a high end men's site based in Britain, sells the Bottega Veneta Leather Biker Jacket for $4,700. This light brown jacket has a cool asymmetric zip body, three external pockets, press stud closures and an ultra slim cut. If you invest in this high end jacket, make sure you don't gain so much weight that you won't be able to keep wearing it!