The classic look of black leather jackets was popularized during the 70s, when black became the more fashionable color for motorcycle riding. But there is more to dressing this garment than just the biker look. Read on to find out the different cultural influences of the black leather jackets and find out new, fresh styles and cutting ideas for both men and women. Styling this staple garment can also be an art form, as many bikers have created unique cuts and looks to their jackets.
Black Leather Jackets
Black leather jackets are known for being very masculine and are perfect for both men and women, regardless of what your age, body shape or size. Most black leather jackets contain genuine leather, but some are made with a faux leather finish. Genuine leather jackets are heavier and more durable, and will typically last longer. Faux leather jackets are cheaper but can be easily damaged if they’re exposed to too much moisture; faux leather is much lighter and is more susceptible to damage from dampness and exposure to the elements.
Another great way to incorporate this classic motorcycle look into your wardrobe is to wear contrasting colors of leather, which helps break up the monotony of the basic black leather jackets. One great example would be to wear a black leather jacket with a brightly colored denim jacket, worn underneath a green Oxford shirt. Another option would be to wear a black leather jacket with a brightly colored denim skirt and green Oxford shirt, worn underneath a blue, gray or brown blouse. Although this outfit would only work if you were going out with a few other people, it still shows that you have the attitude and class.