This autumn/winter, the fashion industry is going hell for leather – quite literally.
While some may say it comes as no surprise, given that the fabric has sustained its popularity for many years, with every season comes minor tweaks influenced by wider trends around cut and colour.
Yet regardless of its form, the leather jacket has remained a favourite of menswear icons, from Marlon Brando’s rugged biker to David Beckham’s Belstaff favourites.
Style fact: the leather jacket’s lesser-known name is the ‘Perfecto’, which is apt when you consider that it’s arguably the most perfect – not to mention powerful – piece of outerwear there is.
Sure, it evokes timeless images from Hollywood’s golden age of bad boy rebels and guitar-slinging 1970s rockers, but there are even cooler, more contemporary (and experimental) ways to wear a biker nowadays.
Here, I’ve tried to show you guys my preferred way of styling a leather jacket which is with a solid t shirt and a pair of contrast denims.
The leather jacket I’m sporting is from diesel, a brand that is a personal favourite.
Of their 15 autumn/winter 2016 leather and suede outerwear styles, just three are made from genuine leather. Which probably isn’t surprising for a brand that’s built its name on getting its goods from concept to clothes rail in less than a fortnight.
Still, there’s plenty on offer here. Alongside faux leather and leather effect options in colours from black to burgundy, you’ll find a handful of 100 per cent lambskin and sheep leather styles cut in contemporary fits (and a few that look suspiciously similar to J.W. Anderson and Saint Laurent designs).
Take your leather jackets brown instead of black? Diesel understands not every guy’s idea of a classic leather jacket is a black zip-covered biker.
Here you’ll find leathers in versatile colours like brown, khaki, and navy – the kind that pair as well with a fine-gauge jumper, Oxford button-down and chinos as a tee and jeans.
Here are some pictures of the look I created with my choice of leather jacket from their collection.
- Jacket : diesel
- Denims : jacknjones
- Tshirt : Mango Man
- Shoes : Zara
Photography: The Grey Dot.