A stylish man’s wardrobe is all about having the essentials.
And there’s nothing more essential to a guy’s wardrobe than a leather jacket. But you shouldn’t just get any leather jacket. You need a badass leather jacket.
Something that sets you apart from the crowd yet you can wear for years and years.
Still, given how many leather jackets for men there are out there, this is easier imagined than done. What makes a jacket badass over another and why you might want it are just a few questions you might have.
Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. In this article about badass leather jackets, we’re going to tell you about the top five that you should consider buying for yourself in 2020.
We’ve got a range of styles and cuts here (a little something for every guy) as well as a range of material uses.
If you’ve found yourself searching for a list of the must-have leather jackets for men for the upcoming year, don’t look any further.
Here are our top 5 badass leather jackets for men:
#5 Premium Classic Leather Jacket from Superdry
Japanese premium clothier Superdry is also known as being a standard for hypebeasts but it is also one of the foremost manufacturers of quality menswear in the world.
That said, it is also pricey and at $900, this Premium Classic Leather Jacket isn’t cheap but it also isn’t a ripoff as Superdry’s amazing attention to detail and premium materials win out over any doubts you might have about this piece.
With quilting on the shoulders and metal hardware throughout, this piece is also classic and timeless in execution. You don’t have to worry about buying something that will be out of style in a few years. Not only will this jacket last the test of time, but it won’t ever look out of place in a best of leather jackets for men list years from now.
4# Kay Michaels Winter Shearling from Bodaskins
What we love about this jacket is the combination of the shearling detailing on the lapels with the premium, grained napa sheepskin with gunmetal hardware and detailing.
The shearling lining is not just for looks, either, as it also helps keep out the cold weather. There is a quilted detailing on the arms and a ribbed design on the forearms that gives this design a modern silhouette as well as depth in design.
Naturally, none of this comes cheap and at $600 the Kay Michaels Winter Shearling is one of the pricier options on this list.
Even so, the iconic design and the harmonious elements work together in a comprehensive whole that is absolutely impossible to deny - and equally hard to resist buying.
What we love about this jacket it the incorporation of shearling details which is both functional as well as adding a necessary splash of style to the setup.
#3 Bad Hombre Biker Jacket from Brando & McQueen
The 1970s lives on in this homage jacket from Brando & McQueen. The Bad Hombre comes in a beautiful, textured black lambskin leather with silver-tone, thick closures and hardware.
Tailored in a slim cut for a controlled and elegant silhouette, the Bad Hombre elevates your style (and your wardrobe) by combining classic elements with modern amenities such as pockets and even a tailored sizing option.
If you’ve always wanted to feel like Jim Morrison, this jacket should do the trick. Not only is it a well-designed piece, but it also won’t destroy your wallet.
Available for $399, the Bad Hombre Biker Jacket is not only one of our favorite badass leather jackets but also one of the best out there from an all-round value standpoint.
Also, one of the most valuable things about this jacket is that you can orders yours "Made to measure". For more details, click here: Brando & McQueen tailored leather jackets.
If you want a piece that will elevate your wardrobe game and provide you with years of style and comfort, you cannot do any better than the Bad Hombre Biker Jacket in black leather from Brando & McQueen.
#2 Bolt Leather Jacket from All Saints
A bold choice from All Saints, the Bolt Leather Jacket is constructed out of soft leather with padded paneling on the shoulders that adds a bit of depth and dimension as well as texture to the jacket’s exterior.
It features two lower side zip pockets and two interior pockets for all of your stuff as well as metal hardware and detailing on the outside.
Completing the biker aesthetic is the textured, supple black leather that has a pre-worn effect that makes the jacket look like it has always been in your wardrobe.
As anyone who has owned one can tell you, the best part about a jacket is how it feels years later. This jacket is both brand new but it feels like it has been with you forever.
Coming in at $550, the Bolt Leather Jacket is a solid choice for the shopper that wants to splurge but doesn’t want to break the bank.
#1 L-PERF from Diesel
When it comes to serious leather goods, few names conjure as much respect as Diesel. The L-PERF is one perfect example why.
This classic biker jacket with handpins comes in an oiled ebony leather with a tailored cut and detailing on the lapels.
Cinched together with an asymmetrical closure, this jacket is all about versatility and options.
You can wear it closed for a tailored look or open for a more casual, loose appearance. In terms of potential combinations with other items in your wardrobe, the L-PERF pairs easily with most staples of a male wardrobe and that really doesn’t come as much of a surprise to those of us who know about Diesel’s amazing, timeless styles.
Coming in at $1,895, it isn’t cheap, but it is a piece that promises a lifetime of memories.
What do you think? Do you have some leather jacket styles that you prefer? Let us know your thoughts and tell us what your favorite leather jacket for men is.