Men's Biker Jackets
Biker jackets are a classic item and a wardrobe staple for many men when it comes to outerwear that's great for any season. Traditionally associated with a rebellious look as inspired by styles sported by bikers in the 60s and onwards, men's biker jackets may have lost their counter culture origins but they always pack a style punch.
Biker jackets feature in many iconic looks from modern history, from Marlon Brando in The Wild One, to Johnny Depp in 1990's film Cry Baby, and owning a good biker jacket is like owning a piece of fashion history. Most commonly seen in leather , they are available in a wide range of materials including everything from suede to shearling, making them increasingly versatile.
They are also designed in many colours so whilst black was the most common choice in the past, modern designs cover everything from brighter statement colours to other neutrals like khaki, taupe and tan.
Styling Men's Biker Jackets
Even though many new styles of biker jacket continue to emerge, leather is still the most popular material and leather bikers can be styled in numerous different ways. The safest look is to pair your jacket with a pair of heavy duty denim jeans in classic blue and a fitted t shirt in a neutral colour - white is probably a more vintage style whilst black might feel easier to wear for many men.
High end styles from brands such as Balmain or Belstaff are often paired with snug fitting jeans or even slim fit tailored trousers for a fashion forward look. Similar styles can also be found from many high street brands such as H&M or All Saints to help recreate this look on a budget.
If you'd rather avoid leather for ethical reasons but want to stay true to the original biker jacket style, there are many lookalike materials available that still offer a high quality finish. Try polyurethane or PVC which are often used as synthetic replacements for leather but still provide a similar appearance. These are also more cost effective so a great choice if you're working with a tight budget.
Finally, you don't have to stick to black leather for your next biker jacket and many men are opting for different materials to create a more unique and distinctive look. Suede is an increasingly sought after fabric for biker jackets and looks great in tan or grey - style with black skinny jeans and a striped t shirt for an edgy aesthetic.