5 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. Which makes for fortuitous timing, seeing as they were a big deal on the autumn/winter 2022 runways

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. 

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Just in time for autumn looks. 

This longer line style is really chic. 

A nod to vintage styles can be seem through the notched lapels and sloped pockets. 

With tailoring, over dresses, or paired with your favourite denim. 

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.

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This fine leather jacket is the layering piece you never knew you needed. 

Imagine this with white jeans and boots. 

Play with proportion with this oversized leather shirt. 

Trust Nanushka to make buttery soft faux leather that's easy to style. 

3. The Fringe

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Style Notes: Whether you're after a minimal-style shacket or a full-on western get-up, a fringed leather jacket is surprisingly classic. It's cleaner than its biker counterpart, and our money is on this adornment 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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The cropped, boxy fit adds a modern feel to the classic moto style. 

You'd never guess this was only £40. 

All Saints is known for its great leather pieces. 

5. The Bomber

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Style Notes: Leather bomber jackets have a sporty nuance that gives a retro edge. The softer edges are opposed to the classic leather jacket structure, adding a relaxed feel. 

Chloé shows its craftsmanship with intricate broderie anglaise detailing on the pockets. 

This easy-to-style leather bomber jacket comes in a rich brown hue. 

The slight crop will look great with high-waisted jeans. 

Up Next, Autumn/Winter 2022 Trends: The 15 Fashion Looks You Need to Know About

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

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