At first, leather jackets were used by pilots during World War I. The cabins in airplanes were not enclosed domes like today’s modern airplanes, they were completely open and the air at such heights was freezing cold. Unfortunately, pilots were not able to carry or wear thicker clothing because they didn’t have enough room in their cabins and they couldn’t risk adding more weight to the plane. The only way to keep those pilots light and protected from the cold was with leather jackets.

Since then, they have become very popular. Not only did they look good, but they also remind people of these World War I heroes. It was a way to pay respects to the men that gave everything they got in the war. But, it was also a big fashion statement. In the 50s and 60s, you could see “macho” men wearing this type of clothing. Bikers, rebels, and anyone else that was living a more dangerous and exciting life was wearing it.

However, this type of fashion saw a huge breakthrough in popularity when famous actors started to don such clothing. Actors such as Marlon Brando, James Dean, Humphrey Bogart, and many more turned to this kind of fashion. They also wore leather in movies where their role was to be a “badass”.

So, we have made it clear that wearing this kind of close depicts a rebellious, dangerous, and unique lifestyle. But, this also means that not everyone can pull off a leather jacket look. It won’t fit everyone’s style. But, if you think that you are one of those men that could pull off this look, here are some tips on how to look good when wearing a hide jacket.



I personally am not a fan of most traditional jackets that were worn during the 70s, 80s, and even the 90s. Sure, they do look good and they do last quite long, but the design feels kind off to me. I believe that this is something a lot of people can agree on. Fortunately, there are many more modern designs these days on the market.

At, the biker jacket is one of their most popular items the customers are looking for. It is asymmetrical which makes it a bit more interesting to the eye and has a much tighter fit. There are no loose pieces on this kind of clothing. The look is pretty basic, but some intricate details make it a bit more special than other types of leather jackets.

My favorite part about this type is the fact that it has several metallic accents that make it look a bit more “dangerous”. The buttons and the zipper (if there is one) are usually made out of very shiny metal. Although, I do believe I should mention there isn’t a lot of storage on biker jackets. There are usually one or two pockets, but they can’t even fit most modern phones.

If you decide to go with this style, I would suggest combining it with classic blue jeans and a basic white shirt with no decals or logos. Keep it simple and you will look great.

Jackets with prints


Assuming that you want to go with an even more modern look, then this is the option for you. There are tons of reliable brands on the market that provide leather jackets with intricate and crazy print designs. I know, it sounds weird to have a colorful print on leather, but it really does look good.

I already mentioned that this kind of look is more modern, which is why the entire detailing of this piece of clothing is much more unique than what most people are used to. There are more pockets, additional hide patches on the back, and other interesting additions that you might like.

However, making the right combination with this type of letter jacket is a bit more complicated, so give a bit more thought about what you’re going to wear before you put it on.



It is no secret that these days everyone is aiming to be as minimalistic as possible. Whether it is about fashion, cars, or even their homes, they try to keep everything simple. This is undoubtedly a modern movement.

If you are one of those people that want to keep things as simple as possible, you’ll be glad to know that there are leather jackets out there that will satisfy your taste too. In fact, such clothing has been on the market ever since the 50s. A hidden zipper, no pockets, and a tight fit is something that many people wanted many decades ago.

Honestly, this is probably my favorite style. It is lightweight, it provides enough protection and it looks pretty good. Combining other pieces of clothing with it is also quite simple. All you need is a pair of pants or jeans and a shirt or T-shirt, it doesn’t really matter. Anything you put on will look cool.

Field jacket


If you believe that hide looked best during the 50s and 60s then you will definitely appreciate field jackets, they are the most traditional, provide a lot of warmth and they also have a pretty unique look which is something everyone wants.

What makes this piece of clothing even cooler is the fact that they were originally made for soldiers during World War II. The amount of court protection they provided was quite impressive at the time and they had a lot of hidden pockets for all kinds of gadgets and other similar things that might help them survive.

Assuming that you are the type of person that likes to carry a pack of cigarettes, a lighter, a bottle opener, or a multitool, this should be your pick.

If you want to rock this look, I would suggest combining it with a colorful turtleneck.

It is obvious that choosing the right leather jacket that will fit your style is not easy at all. But, by following our advice, I’m confident that you will be able to make the right decision in the end.