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10 Leather Jackets to Wear This Spring/Summer

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Updated: 6 March 2017
The leather jacket – synonymous for all things cool. They were first made during World War I, when they were known as the ‘leather bomber’ and were worn by fighter pilots. Ten years later, Irving Schott designed the motorcycle jacket for Harley Davidson in New York. The rest is history. With Schott collaborating with Vetements on their runway leather jacket, it seems that the leather jacket has come full circle. Here are 10 jackets that will give your wardrobe that timeless feel.

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Saint Laurent embroidered love patch biker jacket

A feminine design featuring an embroidered love patch on the back, as well as a classic collar and epaulettes on the shoulders.

Balmain’s double-breasted leather jacket

A super glam piece, Balmain’s double breasted jacket is more polished and features obvious statement gold buttons. The sharp collar and shoulders are a nod to the 80s.

Vetements’ Schott leather biker jacket

Vetements collaborated with leather stalwarts Schott for their Resort 2017 line. As expected from Vetements, this jacket has supersized proportions, with the cuffs falling over the fingers and wide lapels.

Givenchy patchwork leather and suede jacket

A jacket that’s heirloom-worthy, Givenchy’s black suede jacket has metallic leather panels creating a bird wing-like effect at the front and an abstract desert scene at the back.

Alexander McQueen cropped leather jacket

A little different from the classic black biker, the dusky-pink take on a wardrobe staple offers the ultimate transitional piece for spring.

Miu Miu crystal and stud-embellished leather bomber jacket

Classic girliness from Miu Miu is presented in the form of the oh-so-cute slate blue ruffles that outline this jacket’s boxy silhouette. What’s more, the sparkling crystals cement the trophy status. Perfect for combining with blue jeans or for throwing on over a dress.

Courrèges stand-collar faux patent-leather jacket

This creased black faux patent-leather jacket is an alternative to its leather counterpart. It exudes that 60s goth feel that made Courrèges famous in the first place.

Marc by Marc Jacobs biker jacket

A laminated effect leather jacket, this statement item from Marc by Marc Jacobs gives your classic Moto style a metallic update.

Fendi Jacket

A little retro, a little new wave, this appliqué jacket is to be worn by the brave, and super stylish.

Rick Owens jacket

Rick Owens is renowned for his leather jackets. They may come with a rather hefty price tag, but they’re definitely worth it.