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Article: A Beginner’s Guide to Popular Leather Jacket Styles

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A Beginner’s Guide to Popular Leather Jacket Styles

When it comes to menswear, there are very few pieces that are as quintessential as the leather jacket. Indeed, leather jackets are the epitome of style and masculinity. Everyone from punks to pilots has donned this iconic piece of clothing. You really can’t go wrong with a classic leather jacket. Now, you may not know this but there are actually many types of leather jackets. They can be quite tricky to tell apart if you don’t know what you’re looking at. To help you out, we thought it would be useful to put together a brief article on this subject. If this is something that you’re interested in learning more about, read on for a beginner’s guide to popular leather jacket styles.

Field Jacket

While field jackets were originally made of cotton drill fabric, they were eventually updated to come in leather. The leather field jacket is an iconic piece of military menswear. The M-65 field jacket is usually longer and features many front pockets for utility. Since it’s made for military use, it’s quite effective at protecting you from the elements and keeping you warm in cold weather.

Biker Jacket

When people think of leather jackets, they usually think of biker jackets. The biker jacket, as its name suggests, was originally worn by bikers as it allows them to move comfortably while they’re out on their rides as the jacket’s fastenings don’t dig into the rider’s body. These jackets are usually cropped and come in black. Sometimes they even feature studs and asymmetric zippers. These jackets usually come in a snug fit and feature d-pockets and lapels.

Racer Jacket

A few decades after World War II, a new type of men’s jacket emerged from the motorcycle racing community: the racer jacket. When soldiers returned home from the war, they went to local cafes and bars on motorcycles. They adjusted pre-war motorbikes to race each other between cafes and bars, and they needed a new type of leather jacket. They designed a leather jacket using thick horsehide and a strong zipper to protect them while they were racing. By the 1960s, this style of men’s jacket had gone mainstream.

Bomber Jacket

Lastly, we can’t talk about leather jackets and not mention the bomber jackets. These jackets were originally worn by pilots. They are usually cropped and feature one central zipper. Bomber jackets are fitted at the waist and cuffs, which gives them a nice sleek look. While the bomber jacket was originally meant for pilots, these jackets are incredibly versatile and will look good on just about anyone.


We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you gain a better understanding of the different types of leather jackets. As you can see, they differ quite a bit when you know what to look for. Be sure to keep these differences in mind so that you can pick the best leather jacket for you. Feel free to go back to this article if you need a quick refresher on leather jacket styles.

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