There are only a few things that can be as badass and iconic as motorcycle jackets for men. Leather biker jackets are so prevalent that they have become a part of the Western and American culture as seen in movies like Grease, Terminator 2, Cry Baby and Mad Max. These jackets are symbols of independence, toughness, of being a rebel and a bad boy.
In the past, you’d have to be in a motorcycle gang or be Marlon Brando or be a rock star to be able to survive wearing a jacket without being called a “poser”. This became truer when the Ramones wore them as part of their punk look signature. When other rock bands copied them, black leather jackets became the dress code for metal acts.
When punk and metal slowly diminished into the corners of Western culture, modern stars like Kanye West, Jay Z, the Olsen twins and Rihanna brought motorcycle jackets into style and made it cool.
Nowadays, you can rock your look with a leather motorcycle jacket wearing it with a sense of authenticity and heritage in a non-rebellious manner. Jackets made of leather have become aerodynamic, comfortable and good looking, too.
So now that you’ve decided to take in the swag and be a leather jacket junkie, what are the things you should be on the lookout for in order to find the best?