Fall & Winter 2010-2011 — Indulge yourself, by updating your current wardrobe, with one of the seasons’ hottest trends in menswear — modish leather motorcycle jackets and comfortable bombers. While the purchase of new outerwear is destined to be your priciest investment of the entire season — it is something you will certainly get your wear out of, during the colder months of the year. Think about it. Aside from your face — the minute Mother Nature comes blowing in — a coat or jacket is the foremost item people see when they meet you — and when they say goodbye. An outer shell of sorts, it provides a degree of protection. But like any significant article of clothing, it also makes a statement to those around you. It’s only natural, that most men and women tend to invest a lot, when it comes to this garment.
We know. It is definitely pretty hard to not long for the luxury and style, afforded by a premium leather jacket. But if a designer item is not in your budget, we have provided an overall sampling of the best bombers and jackets around — representing various price ranges, to get you started with your shopping.
So, if last year’s outerwear is looking a bit lackluster in the back corner of your closet. Now could be the perfect opportunity, for you to step up your coat game, and get with the new. And besides — we tend to think you will like "the new." "Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn." – Gore Vidal
Not for the faint of heart, this edgy jacket is for the man who likes for his fashion, to make a noteworthy statement. Constructed from a black chevron-embossed leather and featuring asymmetric front zip with studded detail, we love Versace’s innovative fashion for the cold months ahead. Neiman Marcus, $1895.00.
With its worn-in styling, the washed leather jacket provides a classic look and feel. Offers a zip front, snap collar tab and side zip pockets. Saks Fifth Avenue, $480.00.
A bomber made from a chestnut brown quilted leather with smooth side panels. Includes gray ribbed-knit turtleneck and two-way front zip with logo pull tabs. Neiman Marcus, $1,895.00.
Featuring classic motocross style and updated appeal, this jacket is an excellent addition to any wardrobe. Shaped from a rugged leather with banded collar and seaming detail. Saks Fifth Avenue, $595.00.
Distressed leather jacket made with a lean fit. Notched collar and asymmetrical hardware zipper detail. Four pockets at the front provide an update to the classic style we love. Nordstrom, $1200.00.
Fashioned from a soft crinkled lambskin leather, and infused with elements of weathered appeal. It is hard not to gravitate toward this rugged style of men’s apparel. Detailed with delicate topstitching, the fashionable jacket is highlighted by a stand-collar. Snap-flap pockets at the chest augment the modern tailored look of the design. Nordstrom, $595.00.
Cowskin leather jacket offers a refined look. Distinctive topstitching highlights a stand-collar and design, accented by two stylish chest pockets. Nordstrom, $375.00.
Always on the lookout for green friendly fashion, the styling of this jacket performs well, when compared to the leather choices on our list. Wherever you are in the world, the sleek Armani Jeans eco-leather, provides a sporty alternative to wear on those chilly days of fall. Jacket features a slim-fit with zip-up styling and slim cuffs. Macy’s, $395.00.
The Andrew Marc Motorcycle Rally Jacket is no less than a breath of fresh air. A heritage-inspired classic with modern-day detail in washed lambskin leather. Zip-front jacket is tailored with saddle stitching and complemented by the perfect accents like smart patch pockets along the chest. Saks Fifth Avenue, $595.00.
As a luxury label, Zegna is consistently recognized for its expertly crafted design, and its incomparable garment quality. Supple leather jacket includes split mock neck collar and buckle detail. The Zegna jacket, provides a reasonable balance between classic, and modern design. Saks Fifth Avenue, $1795.00.
By: C.A. Prescott