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The Best Men’s Leather Jacket

Last updated on October 19, 2022
Best Men's Leather Jacket

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Our Picks For The Top Men's Leather Jackets

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Key Takeaway
 Top Pick

Hood Crew Eco-Friendly Wind-Resistant Men’s Leather Jacket

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Hood Crew

Eco-Friendly Wind-Resistant Men's Leather Jacket

You won't want to be without this men's leather jacket when taking your motorcycle out for a spin. Not only is it warm and comfortable, but it's also water and wind-resistant. The jacket is outfitted with multiple pockets for storing cash, keys or your license, and has a detachable hood for convenience.

Overall Take

Budget-Friendly PickThanks to the economical price tag on this men's leather jacket, you'll be able to afford a second one.

 Runner Up

Fjackets Lambskin Blazer Men’s Black Leather Jacket

Fjackets

Lambskin Blazer Men's Black Leather Jacket

Talk about smooth and sophisticated! Fjacket’s sleek men’s blazer is made from top quality, 100% lambskin leather, with button closure and pockets. It’s stretchy and comfortable so that you won’t restrict your movements.

Overall Take

It’s Very Distinguished LookingDress up your look with this handsome jacket, and you’ll feel like a million bucks every time you wear it.

 Strong Contender

Levi’s Men’s Vintage Brown Faux Leather Aviator Jacket

Levi's

Men's Vintage Brown Faux Leather Aviator Jacket

This men’s aviator bomber jacket will fit you like a glove. Choose from faux leather or faux suede, and from black, gray, brown or navy. This jacket has seven pockets, a stand-up collar, a Sherpa lining and is machine washable.

Overall Take

Rugged and ClassicThis jacket boasts a great look that transcends the ages and suits many tastes.

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Wantdo Men’s Faux Black Leather Jacket

Wantdo

Men's Faux Black Leather Jacket

This faux leather motorcycle jacket is made from 100% polyester and has overlays to keep you dry. For added warmth and wind protection, it also boasts a padded liner and a removable, zip-off hood.

Overall Take

Timeless StyleThis men's leather jacket is fashionable and convenient, made with five separate pockets for stashing phones, wallets and keys.

Buying Guide

You don’t have to ride a motorcycle or fly a plane to wear a good-looking leather or faux leather jacket. When shopping, you will see that many faux jackets look just as good as the real things, but purists might want to stick with 100% leather. Some such coats are often lined for added warmth, and others have hoods that may be removable.

Even when they are called “motorcycle jackets,” not all leather-type coats are made for motorcycle riding. To be safe on your bike, the jacket should be made from real leather that is at least 1.4 millimeters thick to protect you if you fall. These jackets should also have added protection from carbon or fiber padding on the elbows, forearms, shoulders, spine and back.

Real leather and suede cannot be machine washed, and they will have to be dry cleaned. Check the product description before buying. Real leather will look more lived-in and even a bit wrinkled over time, but this is part of the appeal. If you do invest in one of these jackets, it could last for decades or even a lifetime.

What to Look For

  • Men’s leather and faux leather jackets come in different weights, so if you live somewhere that has very cold winters, look for one that is lined. Lightweight styles can be layered, but you won’t want a tight-fitting one if you plan to wear sweaters or other thick shirts underneath.
  • Always check the sizing guide before buying. Some jackets are more slim fitting, while others have a looser fit.
  • If you love the leather jacket but don’t like the hood, see if it is removable.

More to Explore

Leather jackets always up the “cool” factor of their wearers. On “Happy Days,” the popular television show from the 1970s, The Fonz was the ultimate style icon. His leather jacket was worn to make him look edgier than the more wholesome characters on the show, and the audience loved it.

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