In this video, The Guardian's Jess Carter Morley suggests that the problem with biker jackets is the leather. She advocates the "non-biker biker," and says, "If you take the leather out of the equation, the biker jacket becomes a lot more wearable." Denim options from Goldsign and Gap hang on the rack, as well as a wooly, cropped shape from Urban Outfitters, but all of them look less comfortable than leather, which lasts infinitely longer and is, in our opinion, ten times more wearable then aged black denim. Does one really count as a substitution for the other? (And just for good measure, she mentions they go best with striped shirts.)
Junya Watanabe Fall 2013: Deconstructed Biker Jackets Plus a Loewe Collaboration
When Junya Watanabe is focused on one particular subject, he is totally focused on that subject without any distractions whatsoever. At his Saturday morning show at the Garage Turenne, Mr. Watanabe returned to one of his favorite garments--the classic black leather biker jacket--and developed an entire collection around the endless permutations of this revered icon.