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 lineup of black bikers (however, should a classic moto still make your heart skip a beat, that's entirely acceptable). Whether studded and rendered in an unusual colour, or sleek, tailored and a million miles away from a Harley-Davidson, there are options aplenty. We're partial to a more retro style with leather-covered buttons and a natty little collar—they look great with jeans and provide a far smarter option on any given workday. And don't forget they're a great layering tool for winter—just add a roll neck underneath and a coat over the top.
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The original cult biker jacket is still available.
Your more retro option has arrived.
Zara made this classic shape so affordable.
Who doesn't appreciate a shearling collar in winter?
Not all leather jackets have to be the classic black.
Take a fashion vacay from all-black and plump for a green leather jacket. We can't get enough of these studs either.
A super-soft leather biker in blue is new-season perfection.
The most versatile non-black biker we ever did see. In a word, yes.
The texture on this jacket makes it look extra luxe.
If you need an extra layer of cosy, this is your must-have piece.
It's blue, da-ba-dee, da-ba-daa!
For the super-cool FROW girls, this is bread and butter for the wardrobe.
Go bold—go metallic leather.
Not a biker jacket girl? This windbreaker from Rick Owens might just be what you're after.
Off-duty days call for suede. Go get yours.
The king of cool, Acne Studios, is your go-to brand for leather brilliance.