A Bit Of Everyday Rock & Roll
One of the top 5 menswear staples that all guys (and ladies) should have in their wardrobe is a black leather asymmetrical moto jacket. Cropped perfectly at the waist, this jacket is as much badass as it’s a style chameleon for your entire closet.
From James Dean to Pharrell Williams the leather moto jacket is as much as cultural symbol as it is a nod to rebellion. For a bit of inspiration on how to rock this jacket, we put together two looks that are more than the standard jeans & t-shirt.
Turtleneck, The T-Shirt’s Upgrade
Paging your inner Shaft, but, with a modern twist. As much as the t-shirt & leather jacket look is the badass vibe it was meant to be, swapping in a turtleneck sweater adds the sophisticated juxtaposition that you didn’t know you needed. The inherent edginess of a leather moto jacket can benefit from the refinement of a turtleneck, making it a total look that can be worn to — work, date, your kitchen, lunch at Ikea (whatever you want).
How To Style This Look
- Black jacket + black turtleneck sweater = sexy cool. You can add a strong contrast by pairing this style of jacket with a camel version of this turtleneck and white denim jeans
- Black & blue work well, but, finding a dark rinse selvedge denim jean adds the right color and textural contrast for this look
- Suede boots add additional texture and complement the leather jacket perfectly. Plus, once you remove the jacket, the turtleneck and boots live in a similar texture family
A Little Bit Retro
Once again juxtaposition of styles is key. Now, you can think of your moto jacket as your secondary blazer and unsuit yourself. With casual wear & sportswear having their moment (plus, WFH), guys aren’t wearing suits as much, but, have all these elements in their closet, mixing them is a solid way to give these pieces new life.
Making This Look Work
- Keep it in the same color family. Each piece in this look is black are white, but, they’re all in different patterns and scales
- Know your fit. Respect the integrity of the tailored suit pants and keep the silhouettes in line with your jacket
- Loafer up. The casualness, yet, refine nature of a loafer is extremely versatile. And, don’t be afraid to use the shoe as a statement piece for the rest of your outfit
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM