How to Style a Leather Jacket
The classic black leather jacket is timeless and an effortlessly cool wardrobe addition every man should consider investing in. Whilst they can be a little more expensive than your standard jacket, taking the time to purchase a stylish men’s leather jacket that suits your own style preferences, should be seen as an investment that will likely last for years to come.
As one of the most versatile, staple wardrobe pieces on the market, most leather jackets can be worn with a whole host of different outfits. Whether you’re a denim-lover, or you prefer a laidback look, our guide to styling a men’s leather jacket has got all areas covered. Not sure where to begin? Keep reading as we share our Standout HQ approved styling tips on how best to make a classic leather jacket work for you, including some of our favourite men’s leather jackets that will see you through decades of wear.
Our guide will take you through the best leather jackets for men and how to pull them off with style.
Choosing a leather jacket
Leather jackets come in a whole array of different styles, shapes and colours. From leather bomber jacket styles, to biker jackets – ultimately the decision comes down to your personal preference. The versatility of a leather jacket will ensure you can wear it for a number of different occasions and manage to achieve the look you’re going for. So whether you’re wanting a more casual, bomber style of leather jacket that would be more appropriate for casual wear, or a more structured jacket to see you through nights out and more stylish events – we’ve got you covered at Standout.
Styling a Leather Jacket
There are a number of ways to best style a leather jacket, that have been made popular throughout recent years by celebrities such as David Beckham and Jake Gyllenhall, but arguably the most classic, foolproof way to style a black leather jacket is to keep things monochrome. Effortlessly stylish and versatile, simply pair your leather jacket with a black pair of skinny jeans and a contrasting white tee for that classic, off-duty look. Whether you opt for a ripped denim jean style to finish off the look, such as our Religion Ripped Black Jeans £34.95, or you inject some colour into the monochrome look with a layering plaid shirt, the possibilities are endless as leather jackets offer serious smart-casual styling potential.
Another way to make the most of a leather jacket, is to style up some lighter looks that are perfect for colder days during the summer. Due to the very nature of a striking leather jacket, the contrasting black works well with a number of lighter denim styles. Simply pair up one of our favourite leather jackets, such as the Jack & Jones Rocky Leather £46.95, with a vintage-wash tee and some light denim jeans, such as the Levis 519 jeans in Cedar £59.95 and complete the look with a laidback pair of kicks to perfect a summer evening-ready look.
Now you know how to style your leather jacket, let’s take a closer look at some of our favourite men’s leather jacket styles here at Standout.co.uk.
Men’s Black Biker Jacket
The black biker-style jacket is one of the most iconic and versatile styles of a leather jacket. Brought to fame in the 1950’s, this classic style can be teamed with a whole host of outfits. The Jack & Jones Rocky Leather Jacket is perfect for the men among us who like to experiment with their style. Thanks to extra styling features, such as panelled shoulders and a button collar, this style of jacket would works well with tonnes of looks. Pair up the Jack & Jones biker jacket with a plain tee, a classic pair of distressed denim jeans and a polished up pair of Jeffery West Chelsea boots for a signature, smart, yet understated look.
Men’s Suede Leather Jacket
Suede leather jackets are a perfect alternative for those who like to keep things casual. Ultimately, the style of suede jacket is really down to you, but suede jackets are an excellent way to add some texture to a classic, toned-down look. Our Scotch & Soda Teddy Jacket in Olive £274.95 is a great jacket to add into your casual wardrobe rotation. Featuring cuffed sleeves and a stylish oversized collar, this suede leather jacket pairs perfectly with a classic pair of denim jeans. Opt for the Levi’s Original 501 Jeans £84.95, and set the casual look with a pair of trainers, or contrasting Chelsea boots to take the look from day to night.
Men’s Pilot Leather Jacket
More recently in menswear trends, the pilot leather jacket is beginning to resurface as a stylish alternative to the biker. The pilot leather jacket, or more aptly named as an aviator leather jacket is a more vintage-style and is designed to give men more of a varsity, laidback look and can be a great wardrobe staple to throw on over casual outfits on cold days. Also styled brilliantly layered over a sweatshirt, tracksuit and trainers, the aviator style of men’s leather jacket is arguably the most casual. Simply wear this Leather Pilot Jacket from Religion £124.95 open, with a contrasting grey hoodie underneath, such as the Levi’s Graphic Pullover and pair with some skinny black jeans and trainers for a low-maintenance, effortlessly cool look.
Whilst the aviator jacket is a great addition to a casual wardrobe and can be styled brilliantly with a sweatshirt and trainers, it’s important to consider how the jacket fits. Generally, pilot leather jackets are typically worn slightly more oversized than the average jacket to ensure comfortable layering, so consider opting for a larger fit than you normally would to nail an authentic, laidback look.
How Best to Style a Leather Jacket for Men: Key Tips
- Take your time to do research. Have a look at our collection of men’s jackets online at Standout to find a style that best suits your needs. Whether you’re looking for more of a fitted jacket style, or you prefer the classic, laidback aviator look – be sure to find a style you’re more likely to prefer.
- For a casual look, pair up your leather jacket with a minimal plain tee, jeans and some classic trainers. Consider adding in an extra contrasting layer with a plaid shirt for extra styling points.
- For a more formal look, pair up your leather jacket with a smart, formal shirt, straight jeans and a subtle-toned pair of Chelsea boots for a simple way to add sophistication and take your outfit from day to night.
- Remember, leather jackets are versatile and can be worn to suit almost any occasion, don’t be afraid to experiment with layers and colours to find the style that best suits your preferences.
The Best Leather Jackets for Men at Standout
From signature leather jackets, to bombers and more – whatever style of jacket you’re looking to add to your wardrobe, our range of men’s designer jackets has some of the freshest styles from the biggest names in industry. Including signature styles from the likes of Scotch & Soda, Lyle & Scott, Tommy Hilfiger and more, shop online at Standout.co.uk and browse through the very latest in men’s designer fashion.