Black Leather Bomber

As I’ve said many times before, once you’ve made the choice to get into menswear, it can be very easy to get lost down a rabbit hole of details and affectations. And while there’s always a time and place for a well-appointed detail or accessory, it’s important to remember that the simplest looks can often be the most stylish. The key to simple style is to have great-fitting, classic, and timeless pieces. Case in point: a black leather bomber jacket.

Black Leather Bomber - He Spoke Style

A black leather bomber is masculine, edgy, and the epitome of classic cool. For the perfect fit, it should hug your shoulders, be snug (but not tight) around your torso, and hit right at your waistline. From a style standpoint, keep your leather bomber simple. Avoid excessive and/or needless zippers, snaps, tassels, or pockets. Pair it with a v-neck t-shirt and some worn in selvedge denim for some simple, classic badass style.

Black Leather Bomber - He Spoke Style

Black Leather Bomber - He Spoke Style

If you’ve ever been in the market for a leather jacket, you know that they can be expensive. And if you have the cash, you should buy whatever makes you happy. For those on a tighter budget, it is possible to find quality without having to break the bank. I’ve personally been beyond thrilled with this jacket from the Topman collection at Nordstrom.

Black Leather Bomber - He Spoke Style

Black Leather Bomber - He Spoke Style

This Look: Leather Jacket by Topman (also like this one) – T-Shirt by J.Crew – Jeans by A.P.C. (New Standard) – Sunglasses by Ray-Ban (similar here) – Belt c/o Coach – Boots by Timberland (also try these)

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Nordstrom. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nordstrom.


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  • Igal Reysher

    Casual and Classy, Love it!!


    • Brian Sacawa

      Cheers, Igal. Good to hear from you, as always.

  • Mihir Shah

    Da-yam. That is one good looking leather bomber. I was looking at this one from Forzieri:
    but the price is out of control. Might have to pick this one up instead. Great find. Thanks for the suggestion, Brian!

    • Brian Sacawa

      Good to hear from you, as always, Mihir. I really like this jacket. Very simple and easy to wear. And, as you mentioned, a pretty great price. Cheers.

  • bobby

    Exceptional fades and whiskers on those APC’s might i add!

    • Brian Sacawa

      Five years in the making!

  • Marc de Paris

    Will you come in Paris this year? Look forward to meeting you! Best wishes from France

    • Brian Sacawa

      Not sure yet! Anything can happen. Thanks for reading, Marc.

  • Joseph

    Last post, but just wanted to say that I’m amazed as to how the color of the leather jacket and the leather boots are different yet the the whole outfit looks put-together. I did the same thing myself with a black moto jacket, red flannel shirt, blue-black jeans and chocolate chelsea boots and it looked just as neat. I was wondering about your insights as to why the leather jacket color doesn’t necessarily need to match the belt or shoes. If you could give me your thoughts, that will be wonderful. Thanks a bunch!

    • Brian Sacawa

      Good question, Joseph. My default answer is always: if it looks right, it is right. No real hard and fast rules. It’s important to not become too obsessed with matching exactly. Sure, there are times it can work, but thinking too much about it can sometimes lead to the dreaded “trying too hard” look.

      If I had to drill down and think about what make this look “work,” I’d have to say two things. First, the jacket, shirt, and jeans are all neutral – black, grey, blue. And the belt and boots – matching colors – are just the right amount of different accent to those neutrals.

  • M A

    In your opinion, which company has a superior leather bomber with a similar price point: allsaints or reiss?