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.
To get you in on the timeless leather look, we’ve rounded up ten of our favourite designs for AW15.
1. Topman Black Leather Biker Jacket
If there’s one style that screams rocker sensibility, it’s the open lapel biker jacket.
This high street option from Topman combines all the classic features needed for a rebellious look, including bold silver hardware, asymmetric fastening and added zip detailing, with a sleek, contemporary silhouette bringing the piece bang up to date.
Available at Topman, priced £180.
2. Belstaff Burgess Leather Jacket
British heritage label Belstaff has managed to hold its relevance in the modern day, thanks to endorsements from the likes of David Beckham and Ewan McGregor.
Originally designed for motorcycling, its utilitarian leather jackets still exude an air of robust masculinity to this day, with its Burgess silhouette a practical and durable choice for any adventure.
Available at END Clothing, priced £1,249.
3. Club Monaco Golden Bear Leather Bomber Jacket
There’s no need to stick to standard black or brown when it comes to leather, as proven here by Club Monaco.
Created in collaboration with American outerwear label Golden Bear, this jacket does not only look the part, but comes complete with ribbed cuffs and a lining to keep you warm when the big chill hits.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £750.
4. Zara Leather Jacket
The waterfall silhouette is not often found in men’s outerwear, however the cut works perfectly for this leather-suede hybrid from Zara.
The unique shape offers a softer, more androgynous look and will appeal to those with a more experimental style looking for a jacket at an accessible price point.
Available at Zara, priced £149.
5. Reiss Spitfire Leather Biker Jacket
Texture is the focus of this biker jacket from premium British retailer Reiss.
Crafted from pure grained leather in a panel construction, it makes use of a tab collar, contrast silver hardware and padded shoulders, which would work well teamed with slim tailored trousers and a pair of smart boots.
Available at Reiss, priced £695.
6. Schott A2 Leather Flight Jacket
Modelled on a classic 1950s flight jacket, Schott’s A2 model is just one of the New York brand’s many authentic vintage-inspired styles.
However, we’ve put this one on our wish list for its on-trend workerwear appeal, rugged exterior and high quality construction.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £835.
7. ASOS Leather Biker Jacket
ASOS is offering men the chance to go bold on a budget with this navy biker jacket.
Made from mid-weight coated leather, it comes equipped with bags of additional details such as notch lapels, side buckles, bicep padding and an asymmetric zip opening.
Available at ASOS, priced £125.
8. AllSaints Track Leather Jacket
AllSaints has gained a (well-deserved) reputation for its leather offering, and its new season styles come up trumps once again.
The retailer’s Track jacket is made from naturally tanned lamb leather, making it lightweight and easy to layer.
Available at AllSaints, priced £298.
9. Acne Studios Abel Shearling Trimmed Jacket
Shearling appeared in our rundown of the key trends for autumn/winter 2015. While this example from Swedish label Acne Studios is sure to hit the mark this season, a detachable shearling collar means it will stay on-point for years to come.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £1,250.
10. Reclaimed Vintage Biker Jacket With Fringing
A list of leather jackets wouldn’t be complete without fringing, and this on-trend seventies-inspired piece from Reclaimed Vintage has no shortage.
The relaxed-fit style features bold arm-to-arm fringing – we’d say that’s enough to draw attention even in a western bar.
Available at ASOS, priced £150.
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