The leather jacket is one of those menswear staples that has, and will always, stand the test of time in fashion, regardless of passing trends. Adopted by the punks of the 1970’s and bikers from generations past and present, the leather jacket has always had a bit of a rebellious and tough image (certainly not a bad thing!) however it can be incorporated in to many more looks than this, depending on how you style it up. Whether you want to embrace its biker heritage and rocker roots or simply work this classic in to your everyday wardrobe, we’ve got you covered here with five ways you can wear the leather jacket in style.


Biker Heritage

If you’re a motorbike enthusiast (or just like the style that comes with being one) then it goes without saying that a leather jacket is a must-have. Pair your leather with some black skinny jeans for a true biker look and add a belt with a chunky metal buckle, like this Grey Canvas Compass Buckle Belt from Stone Island. Get yourself a motorcycle print tee from Norton, Barbour Triumph, or Belstaff’s SS16 collections to finish off the look. For our classic biker look we have chosen the Outlaw Black Leather Jacket from the ultimate motorcycling brand, Belstaff.


Rocker Basics

Rocker basics… distressed jeans, white tee’s and a black leather jacket, all you need for an understated, stylish look that screams rock and roll, without the silver studs and eyeliner (a trend we hope stays in the past!). Here we have used the ultimate leather jacket for any rocker look – the Brake Black Leather Jacket from Barbour International Triumph that is constructed from smooth leather for a relaxed fit, the zip detailing and slouchy lapels make it the perfect choice for a rocker-inspired outfit.


Break the Mould

If you’re not a fan of the image of doom and gloom that is generally associated with the leather jacket, don’t let that put you off investing. It is more than okay to pair your leather with lighter colours and tone-down its rebellious image, rather than enhance it. Denim and plaid/check shirts look great with black leathers, as do beige chinos – no need for black skinnies here! For this relaxed leather look we have selected the Commando Black Leather Jacket from Norton, it’s simplistic, clean style makes it a versatile edition to your wardrobe.


Contemporary Casual

Old-school, heritage styles aren’t for everyone, some of us like to keep our look contemporary and up-to-date, so it’s just as well that leather jackets come in all shapes and sizes, including this year’s most favoured outerwear choice – the bomber jacket. Opting for a leather bomber will mean you can incorporate a bit of leather in to your everyday casual look whilst still maintaining the leather jacket’s ability to make any outfit stand out. For this look we’ve selected this Black Leather Zip Through Jacket from Pretty Green with a classic MA1 bomber jacket collar and all-over perforated pattern.


Embrace Your Inner Explorer

It’s not just black leathers that you have to choose from, a brown leather jacket might be much more up your street. This season, shades of brown and beige, safari prints and all things travel-inspired are going to be massively on-trend, so this could be just the leather look for you this spring/summer. Embrace your inner explorer with this Brown Leather Jacket from Boss Orange and pair with some subtly distressed jeans.

Find your own style and pull together your own outfit by selecting from our broad range of  premium menswear brands. Keep a look out for the below brands in particular if your looking out for a leather jacket in particular. Tweet us your look @WoodhouseTweets.