Like the little black dress and your favorite pair of jeans, a quality leather jacket is a timeless wardrobe staple—and a reflection of your personality. Always iconic, with a rebellious edge, leather jackets are equally at home on the runway, in the city, and out exploring uncharted territory. Here are a few classic styles to choose from.
For easygoing elegance with attitude, the moto's your jacket. Short for "motorcycle" the moto offers a sleek, minimalist take on the classic motorcycle jacket (which typically comes in heavier, protective leather). Cut from soft, smooth leather, the moto has a rebel edge, but it isn't meant for use as protective gear. This streamlined design features clean lines and spare details—like a zip front, zip pockets, and a stand-up collar. Pair your moto with jeans and cocktail dresses—or floral skirts for a stunning contrast.
Looking for a relaxed-fit jacket with an adventurous spirit? Meet the bomber. A vintage icon, the bomber (also known as an aviator, or flight jacket) has its origins in the rugged jackets early American pilots wore to stay warm in high altitudes. Bomber jackets have since made their way to city streets, where you'll find them in an array of shearling and leather styles, with or without classic details like a shearling collar, shoulder epaulets, and adjustable buckles. Go retro and pair your bomber with jeans, a T-shirt, and aviator glasses, or elevate your look by wearing the jacket with an elegant dress or trousers.
When you want to make a bold style statement, fur-trimmed leather jackets offer stunning texture and contrast. There are many different styles to choose from, each one with its own distinctive appeal—whether a bomber with a shearling collar, a leather blazer with a fur tuxedo collar, or a belted trench with luxuriously soft trim. Fur-trimmed leather jackets are also easy to dress up or down. Wear your statement piece with black pants for casual elegance, or pair it with evening wear on upscale nights out.
A reversible leather jacket offers you double the possibilities. There's a wide range of beautiful variations on this theme—from reversible moto jackets to belted coats, suede and quilted styles, collarless or tuxedo fronts, and a wide array of different colors. Great for an on-the-go lifestyle, reversible leather jackets give you two coats in one when traveling and can be worn with denim, dress pants, sweeping skirts, and cocktail attire alike.
On the hunt for a transitional piece to wear in midseason weather? Leather transforms the traditional anorak, parka, or mid-length barn coat into stylish outerwear. A lightweight layer to wear weekend through weekday, this casual jacket typically falls on or around the hip line. Details might include a front storm placket, slip pockets, and a hood, but the variations are endless—as are the styling possibilities. Always classic with jeans, anoraks and mid-length jackets can be paired with shorter skirts and dress pants too.
Love a good moto jacket, but want something a bit more understated? The scuba jacket is just as streamlined, but without the biker details. Inspired by form-fitting scuba diving wear, it contours to your shape for a sleek fit. The stand collar can be worn zipped up for warmth, or open in warmer weather. This versatile style chameleon looks great with absolutely anything—from jeans and a camisole to cocktail attire and casual weekend wear. Simply put: it's the ultimate fitted leather jacket.
With their dramatic lines and drape, long leather jackets offer timeless sophistication. Full-length leather jackets make a sweeping entrance anywhere, and 3/4-length stroller jackets give you a flattering A-line shape in a more casual cut. Most long leather jackets have button fronts and spare details—like slip pockets and a back slit for movement—and some are styled after the classic belted trench. Style your signature piece with denim and a sweater for casual days, or try a short skirt or cocktail dress for a striking contrast in proportion.