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With any well-researched investment comes great rewards, and selecting the perfect leather jacket is no exception. The beauty of dropping cash on this particular item is that it’s a significantly low-risk purchase; The leather jacket returns year after year to high-end fashion houses and under-the-radar labels alike. And now, with more and more vegan and faux-leather options entering the market, there are choices to suit every budget and attitude.

Making the right decisions is no mean feat, and there are a number of elements to take into consideration. Firstly, when considering how much to invest, it’s important to consider that this jacket will stand the test of time, resisting the trend-cycle, and the elements.

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Another important, though somewhat understated factor to consider when making your choice is how it will make you feel. Much like the women’s blazer, the leather jacket can enhance your wardrobe and your mettle.

Whether you’re teaming it with jeans and a T-shirt or something more polished, adding a leather jacket immediately gives any ‘fit a take-no-prisoners vibe. The catwalk and the street style from Paris Fashion Week were testaments to the enduring appeal of the leather jacket, and its capacity to meet any dress code while looking badass.

There are many details to weigh before making this investment, from the fit and feel, to the quality of stitching, and of course, the price tag. Thankfully, our shopping team has done most the leg work, compiling a selection of leather jackets with something for every taste. All you have to do is choose.

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We kicked things off with a retro silhouette from Prada. Like something out of Once Upon a Time in Hollywoodthe tan, oversized jacket is yet another reminder of how well the luxury house does leather.

Acne Studios offers up a more contemporary choice with its trend-resistant Black Leather Mock Jacket. Similarly, Ganni’s ‘Angela’ Biker jacket is timeless enough to remain in your rotation, season after season.

If, on the other hand, you want to make a more audacious statement with your selection, take a look at Pihakapi‘s gorgeous, blue leather denim blouson. And for those who are looking for an ethical option to invest in, we’ve selected a couple of ultra-affordable, faux leather options, before rounding out the list with a Matrix-esque grail from Genuine People.

Scroll on to check out our selection below.

Oversized Leather Jacket



Leather Mock Jacket

Acne Studios


Leather Jacket



Leather Jacket



Faux Leather Jacket



Vegan Leather Jacket

Blank NYC


Faux Leather Blazer

Genuine People


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Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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