Dress Up Your Leather Jacket

Among the many items I look forward to breaking out of the closet once fall arrives, my leather jackets are top on that list. As a staple menswear piece, a leather jacket is often cast in a casual and cool context. But don’t discount its versatility. Here’s one way to dress it up.

Dress Up Your Leather Jacket - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Leather jacket c/o Topman, Pants c/o Reiss (part of suit, similar HERE), J.Crew shirt, Brooks Brothers tie (Black Fleece), Watch c/o Victorinox, Oliver Peoples sunglasses (similar HERE), Bass Weejuns loafers | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

Give your office look a bit of an edge by substituting your blazer with a sharp black leather bomber. A great option if you’re not feeling like wearing a full suit and an especially great option when your plans after work include drinks and a night out on the town. In this context, a leather jacket works best when it’s simple – meaning, no extra (or unnecessary) details, pockets, and/or zippers.

The right sunglasses can take a look to the next level. I’ve been branching out from my usual Clubmasters and Persols recently. I found these limited edition Oliver Peoples at Saks a few weeks ago and couldn’t pass them up.

Dress Up Your Leather Jacket - He Spoke Style

Dress Up Your Leather Jacket - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

He Spoke Style


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  • Vince

    Topman makes some of the most beautiful leather jackets that I have seen at such an affordable price. I recently purchased one of their motojackets and could not be happier with it!!! BTW great look Brian. I have never been able to successfully pull this look off with slacks however you have shown that it can be done!!!

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Cheers, Vince. Yes, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this leather jacket when I got it in the mail.

  • http://anorexicescapades.com BougieHippie

    The cuffs in your pants are perfection!


    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Two inches. The way to go, especially with a heavier fabric.

  • http://www.thestyleeclectic.com Kenji

    Wow nice and clean yet slightly edgy with this leather jacket. Great style!! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts :))


    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      Thanks, Kenji!

  • http://www.mostbeautifulthings.net/ Nicole Mari

    I want my boyfriend to dress this way. That is a little different and the frivolous. I love leather jackets for men. I think leather jackets looks great on men. But my boyfriend in different opinions.

    • http://hespokestyle.com Brian Sacawa

      He’s not into leather jackets?

  • Paula Alexandra