Fall Style Guide 2016: How to Choose the Best Leather Jacket
We've covered must-have fall scents, shoes, and sweaters, but from bikers to bombers (and everything in between), there’s nothing quite like a quality leather jacket. Rugged to refined, they add a bit of interest to any ensemble. But how do you know what’s right for you? In this final installment of our Fall Style Guide, we're talking about design. The options are plentiful: fit, long sleeves, ribbed cuffs, flapped pockets, zippers (and more zippers), or brass button clasps. What never changes is the impression that wearing one of the best leather jackets makes. Just make sure that you're wearing the jacket, and not the other way around.
For Those Chilly Days
Think shearling lining. The temps have been dropping pretty steadily in New York and if you're on this coast, then the leather jacket is almost ready to be plucked out of storage. When it gets a bit too cold for comfort, shearling is a great way to stay stylish and stay warm. We call that pulling double duty. This jacket from Timberland is a great example of shearling done right.
Embrace Your Inner Rockstar
Talk about making an impression! This vintage-inspired asymmetrical moto jacket from Givenchy is a staple for the season. Everyone loves a classic black leather jacket and the combo of belts and zippers makes it look as badass as you'd feel when you're wearing one.
Who shouldn't have a bomber jacket? Adding a bit of a twist in brown is a great way to stand out from the crowd. The bomber is the perfect mix of lightweight and warm to get you through the day (or a night out) this fall.
Even if you've never ridden a motorcycle, this jacket would make everyone believe that you have a Harley in the garage. This option from OAK is the classic biker jacket, padded with an asymmetrical zipper and thick enough to withstand a skid down the highway--but we hope that never happens. Ride on!
This classic aviator combines the shearling for warmth with the large pockets and ribbed cuffs to tie the look all together. L.L. Bean makes a good one here but there are a lot of other brands that also produce this silhouette. A great pick for all the Top Gun fans for sure.
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