The Modern Man’s Guide to Buying a Biker Jacket

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When a gentleman wears a biker jacket it offers a certain appeal usually associated with a “bad boy” vibe. The jacket was developed in 1928 and became the symbol of rebellion in the early 1950s with Marlon Brando in The Wild One. Those days are long gone; now every guy can rock a biker jacket with the number of options that are available today. Biker jackets are still offered in its traditional design. However, now you can find it in more luxurious quality including leather and other fabrics. If you are in the market for a new biker jacket, here are a few lush options to consider.

Mixed fabrics

The Kent and Curwen jacket has a leather bodice with woven sleeves. This design stays true to the traditional look, but adds a bit of variety with sleeves in a different material. Another example of this is the Balmain leather and jersey zip biker jacket. If you’d rather wear a more casual feel but still want luxurious quality, the Burberry Prorsum leather sleeve biker jacket is a great option. Other fabrics include a knit spread collar and felt pockets contributing to the more relaxed appearance.

Non-traditional colors

When you think biker jacket you automatically picture a black leather one, but there are so many high-end options that are available instead of the typical black. For fashion risk takers, the DSQUARED2 wool jacket in hot pink is the way to go! Although in a non-traditional color the wool jacket stays true to the well-known biker look with zip cuffs and buckled belt. The Balmain quilted coated denim biker jacket in green is a more subtle option when looking to wear a different colored jacket. In addition to green, brown is another color that can be woven into your wardrobe easily. The Saks Fifth Avenue collection leather biker jacket in a light colored brown or the Southbury leather biker jacket from Polo Ralph Lauren are excellent options in brown.

Nix the leather

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If you don’t like leather, but love the look of a biker jacket, there are a multitude of options that incorporate other fabrics. McQ by Alexander McQueen has a two-toned jacket combining the colors navy and gray, and it’s made from felt. With an asymmetrical zip and front and zippered sleeves, the jacket stays true to the original biker jacket design. Wool is a warm option this season, Gucci constructs the perfect biker jacket with minimal detail and a sleek design.

Consider the details

Additional details on a biker jacket are easy to find. The most common embellishment are zippers. If you are looking to experiment with this look, the Acne Studios jacket implements a modest amount of zippers. With zip cuffs and a few other zippers discretely placed on the front of the jacket. Looking for more zippers in top-notch quality? You may want to consider the Balmain leather zip biker jacket. Infusing a rocker edge with a relaxed elegance, you are able to weave this jacket into your wardrobe with ease. Studs like the Diesel black and gold jacket is another noticeable detail worth considering.

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