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Fashion February, 20 2013

Buyer’s Guide: A Selection of the Best Leather Jackets

The quest to find the perfect leather jacket is ongoing. To find the perfect cut and fit, to find the one that ticks all the boxes for this seasons trends, to find the one that makes you look a bit more like Ryan Gosling (try it with just a t-shirt underneath, this usually helps). But when you’ve found one, that’s when you can really sit back and appreciate the curation of your wardrobe. Where it will hang proudly forever more, only getting better with age and aiding the look of all your outfits until the end of time. (Or until we next post A Selection of The Best Leather Jackets and you find another one you like.)
Take a look after the jump at the ones we’re most coveting.

Levi’s Made & Crafted

This Levi’s Made & Crafted leather jacket has that classic 1950s motorcycling look, cut short and square with broad shoulders. It’s probably not advisable to wear this whilst on an actual motorcycle, although how many people actually do that these days anyway? Apart from my Dad when he turned 50. If it’s lasted over 60 years and it’s still in style, it’s probably good for another 60 more.
Find it at Oki-Ni.

 

T by Alexander Wang Leather Hooded Windbreaker

Alexander Wang’s diffusion line is the last word in luxury sportswear. Here he has redesigned the classic windbreaker style in a lightweight lambskin leather, hood included. Perfectly championing the high fashion street wear fashion of now.
Buy it over at Ssense.

 

Saint Laurent Leather Sleeve Cropped Bomber

You’ve probably seen this jacket enough times without us having to introduce you to it. And yes, it probably falls more under ‘bomber jacket’ than ‘leather jacket’ if we’re really splitting hairs, but when it looks this good who can blame us.
Buy it now at Mr Porter.

 

Dolce and Gabbana Nappa Leather Jacket 

It’s a fine line between brown leather jackets making the wearer look like more faded, worn and tired than the actual jacket itself, and being great. But if you pull it off, you get double kudos for firstly wearing a dope jacket and secondly having the bravado to pull of a brown leather one.
Get this one over at Antonioli.

 

Lot78 Quilted Leather Bomber Jacket

Bomber jacket number 2 comes in full leather this time. And quilted at that. Lot78 are known for their impeccable leather jacket designs with sharp detailing and this one fits the bill perfectly.
Find it at Mr Porter.

 

Acne Oliver Black 

Acne come up trumps with another sharply cut garment. This leather jacket features zip detailing, snap button closures and eye catching suede and leather padded patches. It’s a more structured take on the leather jacket so far and you can buy it via Acne.

 

Louis. W Leather Jacket

Louis W is a sub brand of A.P.C and it shows through the best of the cuts and designs. A more relaxed take on the motorcycle jacket style, it features a diagonal zip closure and a sheepskin lining on the inner lapel.
Check it over at Tres Bien.

Make sure to also check out our list of four things everyone should bear in mind when looking to buy a leather jacket.

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