How To Style Men's Leather Jackets

A classic leather jacket is a wardrobe staple that you can call upon repeatedly for toughening up casual looks and adding edge to your everyday style.

Leather jackets are the perfect transitional piece, as they can be layered with thicker knitwear in Autumn or a simple t-shirt in Spring. Available in various styles, including bomber, vintage and smart blazers, there is a biker jacket for all occasions, budgets and personal styles.

What are the different types of biker jackets?

Every man should own a comfortable leather jacket, but which style should you go for? You can buy plain leather jackets, styles with shearling detailing, and extra embellishments such as additional zips and poppers. It's all about what feels right for you.

The classic biker style

The classic biker jacket, designed initially for motorcyclists, has long since been a fashion favourite for many men. You can buy very minimal biker jackets with little to no hardware as well as classic styles with ribbed detailing on the arms and zip or button fastenings.

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Bomber-style leather jackets

The bomber-style jacket was created for pilots of yesteryear. The classic look is simple in its silhouette, cinching in both the waist and wrists for a comfortable and tapered fit.


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Aviator leather jackets
An aviator-style leather jacket is perfect for the colder seasons as they often feature a shearling or faux wool lining. Aviator flight jackets are perfect for those looking to combine a fashion-forward and practical look.


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What kind of look are you aiming for?

When choosing a leather jacket, think about the look you want to portray. Do you want a more laid-back, casual look? Perhaps a retro biker vibe with vintage motifs is more your style? Whether you're looking for a longline leather jacket or a more formal blazer, they are all straightforward to style.

How to style a leather jacket

The contemporary look is to wear it as part of a tonal colour palette.

Think black leather jacket, dark charcoal t-shirt, black jeans and dark grey or black trainers. This is an effortless look that takes no time to plan, but it looks like you've put some thought into your style game.


Wearing a leather jacket for a casual look

As a nod towards a more minimalist look, choose a simple black bomber-style leather jacket and pair it up with a t-shirt, chequered over shirt, jeans and pumps.

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Wearing a leather jacket for a more formal look

For a more formal look, pair a plain, minimally embellished jacket with a shirt, jeans and a pair of Chelsea boots. Accessories with a scarf loosely draped or a leather satchel.

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For a sportier street-style look

Layer your jacket over a hoodie teamed with skinny jeans and your favourite trainers or pumps. Complete your look with a cap to take your street style one step further.
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Once you have invested in your leather jacket, you can mix and match it with existing pieces from your wardrobe, including lightweight sweaters, overshirts, and leisurewear. You'll be sure to find a look you love and can call upon time after time.

Discover our range of men's leather jackets in staple shades of black, tan, burgundy and grey, as well as more creative colours, including blue, red and orange. Shop biker jackets today at XPOSED London.