Synonymous with rugged individuality and rebel rock ‘n’ roll, the leather bomber jacket is the sartorial embodiment of a wardrobe classic. And creative genius Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent knows it. Undeniably cool, supple yet robust, simplistic but unbelievably detailed, it exudes everything associated with rebellion in the most luxurious of ways. Crafted in Italy from the softest lambs leather, the archetypal leather features a smattering of press stud-fastenings, a three-zip front pocket enclosure and a practical one stud-fastened coin pocket.
Likened to James Dean’s biker ensemble and Marlon Brando in The Wild One (1953) rip-roaring on his Triumph Trophy TR5, the leather jacket evokes a certain rebellious attitude.
Whilst an all-leather look might be on the cards for those willing to vibe their inner Hell’s Angel, the truth is, the more practical the better. To rock the leather jacket introduce a much love white tee, incorporate a plaid shirt for layering and add a pair of leather boots for street appeal.
If motorcycle versions aren’t for you there are plenty more styles to whet your appetite. Look to the bomber jacket, originally designed to protect pilots from the elements. Whilst the racer jacket offers a sleek alternative, available in bright hues and supple leather.