Leather jackets are a good investment, a safe bet that looks good on almost everyone, and if taken care of, a piece that will last with you a good number of years. The leather jacket season starts when the sun slowly begins to come out again, but it is still cloudy, windy and chilly. Depending on where you are based, leather jackets are great company even during summer times, baring in mind that here in London for example, it is most likely that even in July temperatures won’t be above 20°C (67°F) in the evenings.
Lately I have been seeing more and more men in leather in the city, so I decided to do some research about the different kind of jackets that are on the market. Some of them can cost you well above $ 5,000, but there is no need to make such a large investment. Retail stores such as Asos, Mango Man, Nordstrom and Topman offer a wide range of leather jackets for men, biker, textured collar and minimal. Depending on the look you are going for (i.e the extra tough guy) you can choose the one that suits you best.
I came to the conclusion that you can find a great (maybe not designer) leather jacket for under $ 400 (or it’s equivalent in other currencies). Click on the images below to find some of my top picks.