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What to Wear With a Leather Jacket: Men’s Style Guide

Anyone can look and feel good in a leather jacket, and when you’re confident about what to wear with a leather jacket, it shows. Today’s best leather jackets gather inspiration from the past, with modern sensibilities. When you’ve chosen a quality leather jacket, it (and you) will look and feel even better the more you wear it; care for it properly, and it will last forever.

Types of Leather Jackets for Men

There are many different types of men’s leather jackets and different ways to style each. Here, we’ve kept it simple and chosen our 5 favorite types of leather jackets for men. To be honest, we really think there is one answer to “what to wear with a leather jacket.” (That answer begins with “what” and ends with “ever you damn well please.”) But we realize that roadmaps can be helpful, so we’ve also offered some fail-proof outfit suggestions to point you in the right direction.


Leather Trucker Jackets

brown leather trucker jacket front buttoned up

Originally made iconic in denim, you can pick out a trucker jacket by the waist-length cut, button front closure, and buttons on the sleeve cuffs and front chest pockets—and don’t forget the trademark vertical seams that run from the front chest pockets to the waist.

In theirDriggs Leather Jacket, Buffalo Jackson uses soft, full-grain goat leather and a cotton-lined interior to craft a leather trucker jacket that feels like a broken-in favorite from day one.


Leather moto jackets or racer jackets are perfect if you like the idea of a classic leather biker jacket, but want something a bit more clean cut and versatile than the traditional wide flap collar and diagonal zip.

black leather moto jacket zipped up

Buffalo Jackson has designed a stylish leather moto jacket that features soft lambskin leather, zip front closure, front zip pockets, side pockets, and a snap-over band collar. Shown here, their Thomas Leather Moto Jacket is available in a classic black,rich brown,orwhiskey tan.

Leather Bomber Jackets

The original leather jacket style is the bomber jacket (or flight jacket). Originally designed for WWI pilots who needed to stay warm at high altitudes, its traditional, classic details include a relaxed fit, shoulder epaulets, standup collar, front slit or flap pockets on the chest, and side zip pockets. There are many variations of this classic, taking cues from different iterations of the original.

brown leather bomber jacket front

Here, Buffalo Jackson highlights vintage flight jacket style in theirLegacy Leather Jacket, crafted of premium, 100% full grain leather with a straight waist, stand up collar, zip front closure, and zippered sleeves.

In theirRanger brown leather bomber jacket, Buffalo Jackson embraces another iconic bomber jacket style, this time in genuine lambskin with ribbed cuffs and waist, zip front closure, and detachable sherpa collar.

Leather field jacket

Field jackets harken back to the old days of rough-riding hunters and trackers. A classic slim fit with plenty of pockets give this type of leather jacket a vintage look with all the practicality intact.

clay leather field jacket buttoned up

Buffalo Jackson’s take on theleather field jacketis crafted with genuine lambskin leather, zip front closure with button snap coverage, front pockets, side pockets, and quilted polyester lining.


A leather down jacket offers a unique combination of ruggedness and comfort. Make sure to find a leather down jacket made with soft leather, though. No one wants a stiff puffy coat.

clay leather down jacket zipped

For theirBridger Leather Down Jacket, Buffalo Jackson has used soft, genuine lambskin leather that feels broken in right from the start, and a slim fit keeps the jacket from looking too bulky.

Like the leather down jacket, the leather down vest levels up on the classic puffer vest style with the premium comfort and timeless quality of soft, lambskin leather.

Still not sure which jacket to choose? Check out our article on leather jacket styles based on your personality.


Leather Jacket Outfits for Men


This look works best with abomber jacket,trucker jacket, orleather down jacket.


leather jacket with a hoodie



This is a classic leather jacket outfit and works great with a moto jacket or flight jacket. You can dress up this look with slim fit jeans in a dark wash, or dress it down with distressed jeans or a lighter wash.


man with a leather jacket in a t-shirt and jeans



If you want to leave your shirt untucked, choose a pair of dark wash jeans and pair with a trucker jacket or leather down jacket. If you’re wearing slacks and tucking in your shirt, a field jacket or flight jacket will look sharp.


man in a leather jacket with a buttoned up shirt



Yes, even a shirt and tie. For this outfit, choose a sleek flight jacket with minimal embellishments, if any.


man in a leather jacket with a vest, dress shirt, and tie


When you’re ready to invest in a leather jacket, choose one with fine craftsmanship and timeless style—and care for it well. Buy it now. Wear it forever. Pass it down.

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