25 Black Leather Jackets For Instant Street Cred

Photo: Courtesy of Mark Iantosca.
Fall is for new beginnings — academic and sartorial. And, there's no fabric that suits these changes better than leather. It may feel buttery-soft, but it gives a don't-mess-with-me vibe to whoever takes it on as a second skin — regardless of whether it's real or faux (or, you know, whether or not you're wearing it with a tiered gown). But, if you're on a search for the most classic of all leather looks, you've found it in the black moto jacket.
There's a reason this piece has remained in style for decades (seriously, it puts skinny jeans to shame): Black leather gets along with everything in your closet, and it can withstand wear and tear like a champ. In fact, these jackets almost always look better with age. Up ahead, take your pick from 25 styles of the best rough-rider outerwear. Your ticket to instant street cred is just a click away.

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