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MWD: LEATHER JACKETS

11.11.13

The leather jacket is considered to be among menswear's greatest staples, and deservedly so. From biker to bomber, black to brown, there may be many iterations of this outerwear classic to choose from, but each is sure to bestow an instant air of nonchalance onto its wearer.

BIKER

It may have started out as a piece of practical outerwear but the leather biker jacket's rugged-cool appeal belies the garment's utilitarian origins. The combination of slick leather and lots of metallic hardwear makes the biker the ideal style for adding a road-ready edge to virtually any ensemble.

On Reiss: In black, Misfit offers an up-to-date twist on the popular biker style. A sharp, close-fit silhouette means that this jacket looks undeniably contemporary, but classic details such quilt stitching and contrasting silver zips add familiar motoring flair.

BOMBER

Combining a sportswear silhouette with the luxury of leather, the bomber jacket is perfectly deserving of the term 'sports luxe'. This versatile design will create a softer shape than a biker jacket, but feels equally at home when worn over sharp suiting as it does worn as part of a casual outfit.

On Reiss: Mixing a sporting silhouette with slick style, the Temper bomber’s grained leather exterior and gleaming gold zips provide an edgy take on luxury outerwear. Wear yours with the funnel collar standing to attention or worn nonchalantly loose; whichever way it’s worn, the Temper bomber is contemporary leather at its finest.

BROWN LEATHER

Why let black leather hog all of the sartorial glory? Opting for a brown leather jacket is an easy way to lend vintage-inspired design to your look. Ideal for adding a softer edge to your ensemble, the brown leather jacket is at its best when buttery soft and slightly worn in.

On Reiss: With its soft-to-the-touch shearling inner and buttery soft leather exterior, Subway in chocolate is the ideal style to don during the colder months.