The Art of Wearing a Leather Jacket


Leather jackets are garments which have defied the ages and slipped in and out of fashion for decades. Back in the 50s, they were all the rage and typically worn by ‘bad boys’ or bikers, whilst nowadays they can be worn by just about anyone.

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What If It Doesn’t Suit Me?
Many haven’t committed to the idea of a leather jacket simply because they’re concerned it might not suit them. Granted, the traditional jacket is something of a ‘statement piece’ in that it doesn’t exactly blend in. If you’re wearing one, you’ll generally be noticed.

However, part of what makes it so fantastic is that it’s versatile and can be made to suit anyone with the right accessories. Now you’ll want to be careful that you don’t stray down the ‘dad having a midlife crisis’ path by dressing it up correctly. Here are a few tips on how best to work that jacket.

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1. Wear It with the Right Clothes
If you’re wearing this bold, sharp jacket with an ill-fitting shirt, it’s not going to exaggerate the effect. For a real statement, why not try a mens Farah shirt beneath the jacket? Farah shirts are comfortable and high quality and partner excellently with a leather jacket.

2. Wear It with Confidence!
Perhaps even more important than the accompanying wardrobe is the attitude with which you wear the jacket. Act confident (though beware of getting cocky) – after all, you and your new jacket look great! Remember that if you don’t feel good then there’s no point in wearing it, so take time to glance in the mirror and enjoy your new look.

3. Choose Your Jacket CarefullyIf you’re on a budget, consider opting for vintage rather than skimping. The difference in a cheap jacket will be noticeable. Another key pointer is that whilst there are several cool colours on the market that will make your jacket stand out, there are some colours that you may want to avoid.

For example, a light tan might have looked good a few years ago – and probably still would on cowboys, in fairness – but it’s probably best to opt for the classic black over this nowadays. After all, it goes with everything, so you can’t really go wrong.

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