There Are Actually 5 Leather Jacket Styles That Brit Girls Are Into

The best leather jackets can be found in many places. They are the ultimate jacket for looking super cool when you need to take your outfit from 0 to 100. Not only does such a key piece journey with you, looking good no matter what the trend climate may dictate, but the right one will also get better with age.

Remember that the best leather jackets get softer—they retain their shape (although leather does stretch a little after the first few wears, so buy a snug size if you want a close fit). Naturally, finding The One is hard—it's a commitment. We've edited the current collection with a ferocious, hard-to-please eye, bringing you the greatest leather jackets you can buy right now.

Today's leather jackets are so much more than a line-up of black bikers (however, should a classic moto still make your heart skip a beat, that's entirely acceptable). Whether utilitarian and rendered in an unusual colour, or double-breasted, tailored and a million miles away from a Harley-Davidson, there are options aplenty. Scroll down to shop the fashion world's best leather jackets now.

Double-Breasted
best leather jackets: Maria Alia in a double-breasted leather jacket by Azzedina Alaia and white jeans

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@mariaalia

Style Notes: Here's all the proof one needs that leather can be tailored and chic. A stiff and weathered texture will add interest to any outfit and is guaranteed to be a keeper for many years to come.

The Blouson
best leather jackets: Freddie Harrel wears a leather bomber-style jacket by La Redoute

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@freddieharrel

 

 

Style Notes: If you like your jackets to err on the minimalistic side, look for one without a collar and a simple zip fastening. A boxy shape makes this the ultimate casual trophy piece.

The Button-Down
best leather jackets: Lucy Williams in a denim-style leather jacket by & Other Stories layered over a beige cardigan and topped with a beret

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@lucywilliams02

Style Notes: Whether you're after an oversized trucker or something more utilitarian, a leather jacket doesn't have to come embellished with zips galore. Cleaner than its biker counterpart, our money is on this shape for the new season.

The Biker
Ada Oguntodu in a black leather biker jacket over a silky slip dress and a knotted jumper slung over the top

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@ada_oguntodu

Style Notes: We can't overlook a cult classic, however. Our wardrobe (and our hearts) will always have space for a classic biker. Edgy, easy and effortless, this piece goes with everything.

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This piece was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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