Forget notebooks and rulers — your fall checklist can pretty much be narrowed down to just one thing: an awesome leather jacket. Especially in NYC, nabbing a versatile outerwear piece means you're truly ready for the season to come. Whether you're wearing your shell downtown on St. Mark's (for a punk-rock vibe), flea-marketing in Williamsburg (is that jacket vintage?), or window shopping on the Upper East Side (buttery and luxe), this singular garment will keep you warm and situationally appropriate, all season long. This autumn, we're looking forward to traditional moto offerings and sleeker silhouettes in a variety of jewel tones. Check out our jacket lust list—with both real and faux fabrications, of course — pick your favorite, and zip up your shopping right now in just a few clicks. Now for some matching boots….
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