If you were to ask me, “Adam, how do I bump up my wardrobe to the next level?,” I wouldn’t just tell you to get a leather jacket. No. In fact, I’d also tell you to stick with simple and classic designer leather jackets.
They’re easy to wear in practically all situations and will last you a lifetime in style when leather jacket fashion seasons change.
Though I’m one of many who may say the same thing, I was curious to learn what other types of leather jackets are in today. After hours of independent research, I noticed quite a few unsurprising and SURPRISING trends.
Here are the top styles in leather jacket fashion today:
1. Superhero Leather Jackets
Ever wanted to be a walking image of your favorite superhero? While it can’t promise you the same magical powers, strength, or speed, a superhero leather jacket gives you one of the most unique and eye-catching style of wear that is sure to make you stand out among citizens of Earth, Gotham City, or any other planet. My favorite is the Superman leather jacket.
Source: Leather Madness
Whether you’re looking for a superhero leather jacket from the new Avengers: Endgame movie or a classic like Superman, these jackets will give you a never-ending collection of superhero flair that gives you a level up in any situation.
2. Petite Leather Jackets
It may be no surprise that petite leather jackets make the list, and I’m not talking about the ones that fit your pet! Petite leather jackets have been around for many years and will continue to see a strong presence with women given the leather jacket fit and cut that is styled and sized for their body types (usually 5 foot 4 inches and under). While I don’t wear these leather jackets (I’m a little taller than that!), my girlfriend’s favorite is an AllSaints petite leather jacket.
3. Vintage Leather Jackets
Leather jackets have always been timeless. But if you’re really looking to go back in time to a leather jacket that truly sets you apart, look no further than a vintage leather jacket.
Wearing vintage jackets in modern day is like bringing back a piece of sleek, stylish, and sexy history that only you can pull off.
There are many designs out there, but the one I’ve found that caught my eye among the others is the Decrum Moto Leather Jacket. There is detail in almost every corner, and the color of the leather plays with complementary shades of brown that mix into what I feel is a masterpiece and eye-gazer.
4. Designer Leather Jackets
At the top of any list you’ll find that designer leather jackets just can’t be beat. With their focus on detail, fit, style, and cut, you can be rest assured that your style and fashion will be upgraded to an entirely new level.
Designer leather jackets let you save time by knowing that whatever jacket you get, you’ll know that a great deal of effort had gone into them, so you won’t need to worry about whether the leather is genuine or a leather jacket breaking down faster than expected just because it wasn’t quality leather.
And given that a leather jacket WILL last you years on end (I have friends that wear 50 year old genuine leather jackets!), a designer leather jacket is always the best choice.
Here is a Andrew Marc black leather jacket that I bought for myself as my first leather jacket. To date, I’ve always loved and worn it, and have confidence that it will stay with me for many years.
Source: Neiman Marcus
5. Vegan Leather Jackets
Vegan leather jackets have been growing in massive popularity due to those who want the timeless style of a leather jacket while also using eco-friendly material.
These leather jackets are usually cheaper than genuine leather jackets due to the material being less expensive to produce a jacket, though it is a bit of a hit or miss with getting the right “feel” of the jacket to that of a genuine leather jacket.
I myself on my journey to find a leather jacket have come across vegan leather jackets, and while I prefer genuine leather, I did find the following that has made me think more than twice about getting one.
6. American Made Leather Jackets
Italian leather is probably some of the finest known material a genuine leather jacket can be made of, but there’s been quite a growing interest in American made leather jackets. And with good reason! The gap between high quality leather in only one region has dramatically diminished, and now you can find a well-made quality leather jacket right in your own backyard (if you live in the U.S.A.).
There’s an IMMENSE variety of leather jackets you can check out on your own, though the sexiest I’ve found are from Schott NYC. They’re a little pricier than the others I’ve shown you, but their jackets SCREAM quality. Just take a look at their Delivery Jacket.
The Charm With Leather Is That It’s Always In Style
As a quick recap, you got a quick look at the top leather jacket fashion styles today, with a few of my favorites and first few buys when I started my leather jacket journey.
Trends come and go, and while the designs and styles above are the most popular today, the charm of a leather jacket is that IT will never go way.
So go ahead, choose your most favorite fit and style, knowing that whatever you choose will only build up your sense of fashion and style that will be timeless for years to come.
What have you found to be stylish in leather jacket fashion? Let me know below!