Getting the right leather jacket for you

With summer almost in sight, many of us will be looking to ditch the bulky winter coat but would still like a little warmth and protection from the elements: cue the leather jacket.

A wardrobe staple for both men and women, a good leather jacket is an investment that can last forever. An article in eOnline explains how the leather jacket dates back to 1918 when it was used in the military. Since then it has continued to evolve, transcending sub-cultures and becoming a highly popular garment that has never gone out of fashion.

With many different styles on the market it can be hard to know which leather jacket is right for you and, indeed, how to wear it. Here are a few tips on picking the right style of leather jacket for you.


The biker jacket

Also known as a rider or double rider jacket (depending on the number of zips) this is a signature style in the world of leather jackets. Made famous by the likes of Marlon Brando this is an effortlessly cool style that looks perfect with anything from jeans to mens designer shirts.

The bomber jacket

Renowned for its military history, the bomber jacket is simple, stylish and ever so versatile. Its classic ribbed sleeves and bottom make it a flattering fit and set it apart from the fairly similar racer jacket. This is the sort of jacket that can be thrown over a plain t-shirt for a cool, laid-back look.

The A2 flight jacket

This is another style historically associated with the military. Signature traits of this jacket include more padding for protection against the wind, two front pockets and, in some cases, a furred hood. It is usually a more cropped style (to make it easier for sitting in) and so makes a good choice to pair with hipster jeans and t-shirts, such as those at https://www.ejmenswear.com/.

The fencing jacket

A more modern jacket (and one often favoured by high-end designers), the fencing jacket oozes style. This jacket tends to be a more fitted shape than the others, with an asymmetrical zip design and a high collar that mimic the look of a real fencer’s jacket. This is a smarter form of the leather jacket and looks great on an evening out.