Leather jackets invoke an unmistakable confidence. Born of rebellion and of battles, the inherent nature of the leather jacket is to provide protection, and in this modern age has become the armour of urbanites keen to make their presence felt.
Your first leather is an important moment, and each leather after only elevates the first. The confidence is amplified, the raison d’être validated.
AllSaints shows you how to wear your leather.
A Timeless Classic
No matter what your age or personal style, the leather jacket continues to justify its place in any modern wardrobe. It’s one of those items that can be thrown on over the top of any outfit and will transform it instantly – toughening up and adding an edge to any look – whether casual or formal.
Just how iconic is the leather jacket within menswear? Well, if you examine style icons both past and present, it’s a piece that has always been deeply ingrained into their signature style. Whether you prefer the rugged, care free approach of James Dean, the raw masculinity exuded by the likes of Marlon Brando, Alex Turner’s contemporary rockabilly look or the effortless cool of Ryan Gosling, each of them has been seen sporting a classic leather jacket on multiple occasions.
It’s a piece that has stood the test of time and will continue to for many generations to come.
AllSaints SS14 Leather Jackets Highlights
A label that knows a thing or two about fashion forward design and edgy aesthetics, AllSaints produce some of the very best contemporary leathers on the market. From bikers to bombers, timeless black leather to modern shades of oxblood, the brand offer something for every discerning gent – whether you’re a first-time buyer or leather connoisseur.
Below we pick our three favourite styles from AllSaints’ superb new spring/summer 2014 collection…
Blenham Leather Bomber Jacket
One of two classic cuts, along with the biker, a bomber jacket will slot seamlessly into any wardrobe. Originally worn by pilots during World War I, the bomber jacket is a cultural icon that has been seen on the back of everyone from silver screen icons to rock gods.
This season, AllSaints have perfected their take on this iconic style with the release of the Blenham Leather Bomber Jacket. Redefining the term ‘sports luxe’, the Blenham is crafted in beautifully soft nappa lambskin, which has been washed and tumbled to produce a lived in effect full of character, and features traditional detailing such as ribbed collar, cuffs and waistband.
With it’s clean lines, minimal aesthetic and slim cut, the Blenham is the perfect introduction into the world of leather jackets, for those men not yet confident enough to don an edgy biker silhouette. Fashion forward yet sophisticated, this versatile piece can be thrown over the top of any outfit, casual or formal, adding a touch of considered nonchalance and effortless cool to your look.
Expertly balancing style and comfort, we recommend styling the Blenham Bomber with other smart-casual pieces such as AllSaints’ cropped Mort Trousers, textured Revda Crew Jumper and classic white Baxley Crew T-Shirt, seen below:
Kushiro Leather Biker Jacket
A style commonly associated with rockers, rebels and outlaws of society, the biker jacket is an edgy and iconic silhouette that has become a trademark of AllSaints’ collections.
For SS14, the brand have released the Kushiro Leather Biker Jacket, a style that embodies the aforementioned spirit of rebellion.
Available in timeless black, the Conroy is crafted from soft kidskin leather that has been washed and tumbled for an vintage appearance and comes complete with classic biker features such as an asymmetric fastening, quilted shoulders and multiple exposed zips.
But don’t pigeon hole the biker jacket as a purely casual addition to your wardrobe. The silhouette is sharper on the Kushiro due to its slim cut and clean lines, which makes it perfect for combining with smarter attire. Why not juxtapose aesthetics by throwing it over the top of a cropped trousers, button-down shirt and textured tie combination?
Alternatively, take a more traditional, rock ‘n’ roll-inspired approach by styling with AllSaints’ Fritz Crew Neck Jumper, grey marl Indent Crew T-Shirt and Slider Razor Jeans, as shown below. No matter what your age or personal style, this is a classic, masculine look that any guy can pull off:
AllSaints Cargo Biker Jacket
AllSaints’ original biker silhouette, the Cargo Jacket is an authentic and essential addition to any jacket collection.
Crafted from fine Italian nappa, the Cargo Biker has been hand-burnished to create a unique two-tone effect and features all the additional detailing we have come to expect from the brand: asymmetric fastening, multiple exposed zip pockets and quilted shoulders.
A leather for any occasion, the jacket’s laid-back and carefree nature makes it the ultimate ‘throw on and go’ piece. This is a style that works just as well over a classic Oxford shirt with tailored trousers as it does paired with a simple white t-shirt and jeans combination at the weekend.
Reinforcing this versatility, the Cargo biker can also be used as a layering piece during transitional season. Below we create a fashion forward look by throwing it on over the top of AllSaints’ Print Cigarette Jeans, Merino Crew T-Shirt and Kaqami Denim Jacket – adding another protective layer against the unpredictable elements while instantly toughening up the overall aesthetic:
A versatile item that is guaranteed to transcend time and trends, your first leather jacket should be viewed as an investment in your personal style, so it’s imperative you choose the right one and prioritise quality.
Offering a silhouette and design to suit every age, taste and wardrobe, AllSaints’ continue to build upon their reputation as the masters of the leather jacket, producing instantly iconic styles that will quickly become a signature of your look, whatever that may be.
You can shop the SS14 AllSaints leather jacket collection now online and in store.