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.)
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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.
Broke and the City: A Guide To Affordable Wardrobe Staples
I’m a huge advocate of staples. Most of my wardrobe is dedicated to button downs, blazers and black tights, which I jazz up with semi-insane accessories (including a collection of fedoras, men’s denim biker vest with an eagle on the back, leopard fur coat). I’m of the opinion that a solid white tee and crisp, cuffed jean shorts can make the best outfit when styled right. But not all staples are created equal, and it can be difficult to navigate one’s way through a sea of solids. Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons of the basics at several accessible retail giants.