Biker Jacket Help
My GF got me a really nice biker jacket a while ago and still havent worn it yet & shes starting to drop hints LOL - any idea how i can incorporate it into an outfit?
i was thinking about wearing it with tailored trousers & henley but unsure on shoes... its slim fitting & oiled black & i think calfskin so doesnt have that "washed vintage" look - can put pic's up later if it will help?
I'm sure there has been a couple of articles on this in the past 6 months or so. I think biker jacket with smart trousers is quite a tough one to pull off. Even if it is quite a smart jacket, I wouldn't overdo the shoes e.g. Brogues wouldn't work that well imo. Best to keep it smart-casual. How about a loafer? A pic would help though
I like biker jackets with smart trousers / chinos tbh.
Footwear is tough with this type of jacket though- I tend to go for a suede shoe to break up the textures. Plimsolls work but are very indie rock, which isn't my thing.
A getup I wore with my biker jacket before the weather got too hot for it was:
Black Biker Jacket
Light Grey Cable Knit Jumper
Taupe Skinny Chinos
Chocolate Brown Suede Desert Boots
I like to use my biker jacket to give a rugged edge to a softer look; I stick to lighter colours to contrast it against. I think if worn with darker hues, it looks a bit too rocky. Wearing it with a henley and loafers is a great shout but I would stick to brown shoes rather than black to break it up- controversial I know, but some rules are made to be broken. I think too much black leather can be a bit utilitarian. If you stick to brown, you create a distinct juxtaposition between the tailoring aspect and the ruggedness of the biker jacket. If the shoes are suede, this is further enhanced.
Hope that helps!
My outfit idea:
2. light blue casual shirt ( top 4 buttons, buttoned up.. the rest left)
3. leather jacket over it
4. Indigo/Dark blue skinny jeans: roll them up at the bottom about 2-4 inches.
5. Vans light blue
It's my favourite going out look. It works for me, try it:)
The obvious look is a plain white tee, slim indigo dark wash jeans and, (I'm with Pins on this one), desert boots.
It's a classic, timeless look, though not particuarly adventurous.
Like Pins, I think that if it's not ridiculously distressed, using a leather jacket to add a bit of attitude to a more clean, dare I say it tailored outfit. Maybe not tailored trousers, but definately chinos. Burgundy ones are always a winner with black.
Mine is an All Saints one so is very distressed tbh. I still think it looks wicked just chucked over a smart look; if done right, it can cancel out the effortful nature of a smart look, leaving the wearer with the desirable insouciant rebellious look.
mines not distressed at all - its like shiny new black leather, if it were distressed i think it would be easier to pair, but not convinced it would go with desert boots...
i asked her where she got it from so i could post some pics
MY LEATHER BIKER JACKET by BODA SKINS - Kay Michael's Quilted Biker (Oil Black)
It's a nice jacket, but yeah, I don't think it will work with the looks suggested thus far.
I would probably just pair it with a crisp tee (like the one in the pic), skinny indigo jeans and either some white plimsolls, black leather shoes (boots are too ott I reckon) or some brown suede slipper-style loafers.
Any kind of funky slipper loafers would work too, I have these Viv ones which would be cool
Or something like this would be fucking rad
Those loafers are fucking incredible.
Plain tee, skinny jeans, slim pointy shoes. That jacket is mint, it doesn't deserve to rot in the cupboard