In a word, yes. That is, if you want to bring a little cool to your wardrobe. But, buyer beware, this all-weather, all-season jacket is not for the faint of heart. It demands confidence and intention from the wearer. And its price tag demands commitment. But, no one in a leather jacket has ever gone unnoticed, whether the look was meant to intimidate, or to communicate cool.
Leather has been used to construct various garments for thousands of years, but the first leather jackets, as we know them today, came on the scene at the beginning of the 20th century, as military or flight jackets. During World War II, leather jackets became known as ‘bomber’ jackets, after which they became standard issue for aviators (think Top Gun). Following the war, leather jackets signified adventure (think Indiana Jones), counterculture (think James Dean), and rock and roll (think The Ramones). More recently, the style has been associated with 90s grunge, which was quickly incorporated into high fashion. Kate Moss, in particular, is known for pioneering the supermodel-inspired style.
There is a leather jacket for nearly every occasion. If you want people to take notice of your choice of outerwear, studded leather jackets, motorcycle jackets, or leather jackets with fringe, quilted, buckle, or zipper embellishments make a statement. For a more toned down look, fitted leather jackets in soft, buttery leathers with streamlined silhouettes are just the ticket. And you can never go wrong with a classic black moto leather jacket. If leather’s not really your thing, you can still rock the style with a faux leather jacket.
Women’s leather jackets have achieved classic status, and therefore can be worn with just about anything, and just about anywhere. Off-duty, a leather jacket practically demands a pair of jeans and boots. On the job, a pair your leather jacket with a skirt, dress or trousers. If you really want to be bold, go leather-on-leather with a leather skirt or pants.