The 4 Leather Jacket Styles That Will Never Get Old

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 zero 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, but 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 options 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.

1. The Blazer

Style Notes: If you like your jackets to err on the minimalist side, look for a leather blazer. A boxy shape makes this the ultimate casual trophy piece, and there are plenty to be found both on the high street and from designer brands. 

2. The Shacket

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

3. The Button-Down

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

4. The Biker

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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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