Guide to leather jackets 2021: the best choices for men

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Whether you’re the type of guy who meticulously plans his outfits or you prefer to improvise from what isn’t buried in your basket, there is one item of clothing that will give you a boost of dress confidence: the leather jacket. (A funky pair of cowboy boots is definitely a close second.) With a leather jacket on your back, mundane experiences of everyday life suddenly become unforgettable moments. You will be strutting down the street instead of strolling. Sneak up to the bar for a premium cocktail instead of the usual porridge. And everyone around you will think, “Who is this? “(in your head, at least).

There is no season better suited to a leather jacket than the cooler fall and winter months. Need to have one in your wardrobe? You have come to the right place. We’ve sifted through dozens of the latest and greatest leather jackets to focus on our favorite pieces. Our wishlist covers a variety of shapes and variations, from bombers to truckers, to suit any type of occasion. And we’ve also highlighted the details that set them apart from the pack, just like you will when wearing them, including removable hoods, unconventional colourways, and more.

Read on for our top 11 leather jacket picks for this season.

The best leather jackets for men

Hugo Boss Extra-Slim-Fit Biker Jacket

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1. Hugo Boss Extra-Slim-Fit biker jacket

Made from premium nappa leather, this motorcycle-inspired jacket offers a slim fit and a clean look. The silver zipper is the only ornament on the outside, but on the inside it is fully lined for a comfortable feel, and the interior zip pockets can store all your essentials.

[$545; hugoboss.com]

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Nanushka Chua regenerated leather jacket

Nanushka Chua regenerated leather jacket

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2. Nanushka Chua regenerated leather jacket

The sustainability-conscious Nanushka brand manufactures its Chua jacket using regenerated leather to help minimize textile waste (a QR code on the jacket itself reveals its manufacturing journey). Touching just above the thighs, the boxy silhouette features four patch pockets and the oversized collar is removable so you can dial in your look.

[$1,175; nanushka.com]

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Schott Nubuck Cowhide Mechanic's Jacket leather jacket

Schott nubuck cowhide mechanic jacket

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3. Schott Nubuck Cowhide Mechanic Jacket

Schott envisioned the original motorcycle jacket for Harley-Davidson almost a century ago, but the other styles of the legendary brand are also worth checking out. Inspired by work wear, this jacket is crafted from sturdy yet supple hand-polished nubuck for superior style. It has a blue cotton chambray lining for added comfort, and details like a contrasting goatskin collar and donut-shaped metal buttons really make it a standout.

[$820; schottnyc.com]

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Wilsons Leather Justin Genuine Leather Jacket

Wilsons Leather Justin Genuine Leather Jacket

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4. Wilsons Leather Justin Genuine Leather Jacket

Adding a killer leather jacket to your wardrobe doesn’t have to drain your bank account. The timeless Justin bomber jacket from Wilsons is a premium leather jacket that will last a lifetime and not cost you a fortune. It comes in five different colors (including a striking shade of blue), and over the years it will fade and gain character the more you wear it.

[$200; wilsonsleather.com]

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Mr. P suede trucker jacket

Mr. P suede trucker jacket

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5. Mr. P suede trucker jacket

Inspired by vintage trucker jackets, this piece from Mr. Porter’s menswear label is designed to be easily layered on cooler days. Add it to any look you would usually complement with your favorite denim jacket, over a tee or chunky turtleneck, for example.

[$1,045; mrporter.com]

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Belstaff Weybridge jacket in beige leather

Belstaff Weybridge Jacket

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6. Belstaff Weybridge jacket

This cafe racer motorcycle jacket from Belstaff has a streamlined shape (compared to classic versions of this style), giving it a more contemporary look than its predecessors. Lightweight and hand-coated with the brand’s signature shoe polish for added durability, the Weybridge features a number of unique styling details including padded shoulders and elbows, a buckle at the collar and four exterior pockets.

[$1,695; belstaff.com]

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Valstar suede overshirt in orange leather jacket

Valstar suede overshirt

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7. Valstar suede overshirt

This utility overshirt is an outerwear classic and a mainstay of Valstar. It’s expertly handcrafted in Italy with super-soft lambskin suede, and since it’s unlined, you can wear it in all seasons when you need a stylish layer that adds a pop of color. . Close the hidden button placket at the front or leave it open to reveal a graphic t-shirt underneath.

[$1,450; mrporter.com]

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Baracuta G9 Leather Harrington Jacket - Leather jacket - Dark Green

Baracuta G9 leather Harrington jacket

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8. Baracuta G9 leather Harrington jacket

Baracuta’s Harrington jacket made its golf course debut in the 1930s, and it remains one of the English brand’s most beloved styles. This G9 leather variant, sold exclusively on Mr. Porter, is made in Italy from soft dark green leather and features Baracuta’s signature Fraser Tartan lining.

[$1,310; mrporter.com]

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Mackage magnus

Mackage magnus

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9. Mackage Magnus

A classic leather motorcycle jacket with an asymmetric zipper, the Magnus from Canadian brand Mackage is washed to give it a worn look. It also comes with a removable drawstring hood and bib (made with a comfortable fleece jersey fabric) for extra warmth and a streetwear inspired edge.

[$990; mackage.com]

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Overland Memphis Lambskin Aviator Motorcycle Jacket

Overland Memphis Lambskin Aviator Motorcycle Jacket

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10. Overland Memphis Lambskin Lambskin Motorcycle Jacket

Sleek motorcycle styling meets bomber functionality with the Overland Memphis Jacket. Crafted from premium hand-waxed lambskin, it features a subtle sheen and a flattering slim fit, and its wool lining and removable knit collar and bib provide plenty of warmth. On the outside, key details like snap button cuffs and a high collar with buckle closure give it a distinctive look.

[$469; overland.com]

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Reiss Walton funnel-neck leather jacket

Reiss Walton funnel-neck leather jacket

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11. Reiss Walton funnel neck leather jacket

Reiss’s suave Walton jacket is cut for a slim fit and offers a clean, understated look. A single silver zipper anchors a funnel neckline, and it’s paired with two front hand pockets and a ribbed jersey hem and cuffs.

[$695; reiss.com]

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