With the spotlight on James Dean in the 1950s, the leather jacket quickly reached iconic status. The embodiment of restless youth, Dean’s clothes were defiantly casual – jeans, a t-shirt and a perfectly distressed black leather biker jacket. The look set the template for outsider style and became a blueprint for ‘the rebel.’
Today the leather jacket remains the investment of choice for those looking to channel their inner renegade or go for an understated cool style. Whether you love them for their timeless appeal or ability to keep out the elements, the leather jacket is still the number one essential for a classic look.