It’s Finally Leather Jacket Weather

It’s the season for the most versatile jacket around. 

The chill has set in. Sure, it’s not freezing cold yet, but the leaves have started to change and winds are picking up. And in London, as evidenced by Nick Grimshaw last night at Dunhill’s Orchids of Baños film premiere, a tried and true outerwear staple is already making its rounds. Welcome to leather jacket weather.

The thing about leather jackets is that there are a lot of them. Soft leather jackets, hard leather jackets, bomber jackets, motorcycle jackets, car coats. Need we go on? Has there ever actually been a season where people didn’t wear leather jackets? Did we even have electricity back then? Probably not.

As modern folks we recognize the versatility of a leather jacket. The fact that the right motorcycle jacket slides just as perfectly over a white tee as it does over your work appropriate shirt and tie, makes it a closet staple. Our pick for this fall? The Lautner Leather Biker Jacket from The Arrivals. Sure it’s not as structured as their Preston option, but in that simplicity is where we want to spend the rest of the season. And at $585, it’s a steal for a quality leather that’ll stand up year after year.

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