There’s really no piece of clothing like a leather moto jacket to give you the swagger of biker without every going for a ride. You’ve instantly taken on the persona of the guy that you’ve admired from afar, each time he pulls up next to you on his chopper. But, you’re somewhat practical and the idea of riding a motorcycle actually scares the hell out of you. Questions like, “how will this new lifestyle affect my life insurance policy” come to mind as you think about your new bad-ass persona.
Before you call up your financial advisor, remember one thing, you’re just rocking a moto jacket — with no other strings attached, other than looking good! This fall by creating a uniform of a leather moto jacket, your favorite knit sweater and a sleek pair of Chelsea boots for a fool-proof style upgrade. This post features two looks showcasing these pieces in completely different ways for some inspiration.
Brown Leather Biker Jacket – Asos || Green Cords – Uniqlo || Stone Suede Chukkas – Asos || Aviators – James Dean Eyewear || Tan Turtleneck Sweater – Asos
Earth tone color palettes might become you new go-to when putting together a brown leather moto jacket look. By adding rich hues of orange, tan and green your look will be less biker and more urban-sophisticate. Don’t worry about blending into the trees with this look, the traditional biker jacket detailing on your brown leather jacket are as much rocker as much as the color says “I Love Nature”.
After searching for a deep brown leather jacket, I finally stopped by Asos because they’re running their Vote The Coat campaign. Their coat selection is the deepest that I’ve ever seen it in years, so the search pretty easy. Thinking of trying out a brown leather moto jacket? Here’s a few reason why should.
Take a survey of your knitwear. You’ll see that the majority of your pieces are in rich tones like blues, greens, tans & orange — all of which pair well with a dark brown denim jacket
The color will get even better with age. Exposure to the sun with shrink it overtime and the color will get a bit lighter
Texture pants like corduroy, tweed and worn in denim complement the visible details of the brown leather
You probably have a black moto jacket, so adding brown to your collections expands your wardrobe options
Monochromatic Mr. BadAss
Black Leather Bike Jacket – Topman || Jacquard Crew Neck Sweater (Canvas) – Onassis Clothing || Black Jean – 7 For All Mankind || Dean Chelsea Boot in Oxblood – Paul Evans || Matte Black Metropolitan+ Smartwatch – Timex || “Centerpiece” Circle Magnet (Use On Jacket Lapel) – Tie Mags
The saying goes, “always bet on black” and that definitely applies to rocking the black leather moto jacket. Classics are classic for a reason and the black leather moto jacket is as classic bad-ass as it comes. Topman has one of the best selections of black leather moto jackets on the market right now, so they’re a brand to keep on your radar if you’re making any leather jacket purchases this holiday season (this one is $280). For more guys, a black leather jacket is a gateway piece into the foray of kick-ass outwear.
Remember to try it on before you buy it. Each brands sizing is different
The body length should drop right at the waist. Any longer than that, you’ll might as well buy a duster (Matrix style)
Hardware matters! Polished zippers and buttons with some heft are what you’ll be looking for. Beware of flimsy hardware
Knitwear softens your leather jacket look.
When wearing all black, a monochromatic sweater gives of a chic vibe.
Don’t be afraid to pair it with a sweater in a contrasting color (think cobalt blue) for some added dimension
Photography: Marina T. Peele @cantwinklefty