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Chic and Unique: How to Wear a Leather Jacket and Add Your Own Flare to It

Leather jackets are timeless. So, it can be hard to wear them in your own way. Here’s how to wear a leather jacket and let your personal style shine through.

In all the annals of style history, you would be hard-pressed to come up with a more iconic single item than the leather jacket. From the battlefront to the home front, the fashion elite to the rebels, and transcending time and nationalities, the leather jacket pops up everywhere.

In fact, it’s such a ubiquitous piece that you’d be equally hard-pressed to figure out how to wear a leather jacket while making the look your own.

Fortunately, a good leather jacket can be as versatile as it is timeless. It’s all just a matter of matching the statement that you want to make with the right style.

Leather Jacket Styles

Leather jackets as we know them have been around for more than a hundred years. In that length of time, numerous styles have come about, each of which comes with its own history and carries its own connotations.

You want to make the leather look your own. But in order to do that, you need to pick the right style to start with.

The Classic

The classic leather jacket is the most understated of the bunch. With minimal frills, the most important thing here is to find one that fits properly as the way it sits on your body is everything.

The classic is the most conservative option, and therefore the most flexible. It is equally at home in the streets as it is in the office. But it’s also the least ambitious and doesn’t have the same potential as other options.
It’s safe and reliable if a bit basic.

The Biker Jacket

The choice of rebels and iconoclasts everywhere, from Marlon Brando in The Wild One to the rough look of the Ramones.

As the name implies, these were the jacket of choice for early motorcycle enthusiasts. Their robust construction is excellent for shielding a rider from the wind, and provide some protection from road rash in the event of a crash. In fact, they’re still popular with riders of both motorcycles and dirt bikes for those very reasons.

But whether you ride or not, they’re still an iconic look, if a bit limited. They make for excellent streetwear but are not the most appropriate in business or formal settings. At best you’ll look ill-dressed, and at worst out-of-touch.

For that reason, they’re best reserved for environments where you can let your hair down and be yourself.

Flight and Bomber Jackets

These could technically be considered distinct styles, but as one came from the other, it felt appropriate to group them together.

Despite leather jackets being associated with motorcycling, they actually trace their existence back to the early days of aviation, though they served much the same purpose. Early airplanes didn’t have enclosed cockpits, so you can imagine the kind of cold and wind that pilots would have had to deal with.

Flight and bomber jackets come in a variety of cuts and styles. Many come with sheer lining, a holdover from when their function was to keep pilots from freezing in their cockpits. For this reason, they make excellent winter wear.

But there is a variety of lighter options that will serve you well throughout the fall and springtime. In any case, this is a classic style that is acceptable to wear in most situations. Depending on what you wear it with, it can be strictly casual or used to add some personality to your office wardrobe.

The Racer Jacket

Though not strictly European, I tend to consider these the overseas cousin of the American biker jacket. After all, they have much the same origin.

Recreational motorcycling really took off in the years after World War II, with young bikers both stateside and abroad finding the need for a jacket that was heavy enough to withstand the elements.

In contrast to the more elaborate biker jacket, though, the racer jacket is comparatively slim an minimalist. It is more fashionable in general and doesn’t carry the same rough and tumble connotations as its cousin.

For that reason, it is a very versatile piece and an excellent choice for someone who wants to make a statement but still look sophisticated at the same time.

How to Wear a Leather Jacket as Part of a Style Statement

When wearing a leather jacket, you really want it to be the core of your outfit. The jacket should do the talking, therefore, the rest of your look should be understated. However, understated doesn’t mean irrelevant.

The most important decision at this stage is if the look you’re going for is having you dress up or dress down. Are you going for a raw iconoclast vibe or is something smart to impress at the office?

With that in mind, you can start making style choices that complement the jacket you’ve chosen. For example, you might pair a biker jacket with dark, distressed denim, a blank shirt, and either high tops or some classic Doc Martens to create a grunge look.

On the other end of the spectrum, you can use a sportier leather jacket to add a little bit of style to your regular business casual. Just do a basic white shirt and tie, some grey slacks, then throw the jacket on top. Get a matching pair of Oxfords to complete a simple but sophisticated look.

Those are just some basic suggestions, but your imagination is really the only limitation here. Just remember to make choices that complement the statement your jacket makes, rather than distract from it.

A Style Essential That’s Not Going Anywhere

Leather jackets as we would recognize them first popped up around the turn of the last century. In that time they have cemented their place as a cornerstone piece in wardrobes around the world. As such, learning how to wear a leather jacket with style and tact is mandatory.

Fortunately, there is a look for practically everyone. From barroom rebel to boardroom smart, the right leather jacket can integrate itself into any environment while setting you apart from the crowd.

And in order to make sure that you stay on the cutting edge, always remember to keep up with 360 for all the latest on style, culture, and living on the edge.

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Sean McDonagh × Willem

“The wheel looks pretty good; we’re not reinventing the wheel.” – Sean McDonagh

By Armon Hayes × Vaughn Lowery

A passion to create what will impact tomorrow. Creative Director/Founder Sean McDonagh debuts his perspective with the proclamation of the new American menswear line, Willem. The FW 2019 collection, “Pavement Preacher,” uniquely combines the New Yorker aesthetic and cowboy-esque silhouettes derived from Clint Eastwood‘s Pale Rider. Willem is rich in emotion. Each Willem season will be seen through the lens of a significant cultural person, place and/or event.

“We’ve all gone out, is today the day I put on the jacket? Are people looking at the jacket?” – Sean McDonagh 

Inspired by NYC’s Lower East Side “outlaw artist” Dash Snow as well as the 1850’s California gold rush era. The capsule made up of modernized vintage garments made to reflect today’s city uniform. To artfully create, Willem partners with renowned mills such as Loro Piana and Lamonta from Italy; Toko Shoji from Japan and Cone Denim from the United States. Materials meticulously chosen based on a New York City urban palette: charcoal greys, midnight navy’s, rich camels and deep indigos. A pallet flexible from day-to-night with a range of outerwear, shirting, and knitwear. Easily layered and mixed with untraditional styling for fashion forward appeal and interchangeable from work to a night on the town. 

“Style is a mindset.” – Sean McDonagh 

360 previewed the gender fluid collection: posh overcoats and varsity jackets; a tactical vest; button-up shirts; sweatshirts; tees; chinos; jeans and a limited-edition cowboy chap (an absolute show stopper).

This holiday season visit their pop-up shop for a month long residency located in NYC SoHo at 426 West Broadway.

Go HERE for all things Willem.

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STOCKING STUFFERS

Dolls Kill is an online boutique featuring a rebellious spirit and attitude, mixed with a bit of punk rock, goth, glam and festival fashion.

The Buschhhhh Cooler Stocking is a five-foot-long, fully-insulated stocking that can keep its dozen beers as cold as the North Pole for up to four hours. Launched just in time for the holiday season, the stocking is the perfect gift for all the beer lovers on your list this year, and is available now for $20 while supplies last.

The MTGB1000XBD-1 will retail for $1,100 and will be available for purchase beginning in November at standard G-SHOCK retailers including Macy’s, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.

Revo introduces new 1985 all-glass lense collection that features six styles ranging from 80’s retro-inspired frames with unique metal detailing to a classic sport wrap. Each frame will come in special Revo 1985 packaging. The retail price for the collection ranges from $249 to $279. Durable, lightweight and sporty.
 


Scarflings is known for having a reputation for providing luxurious high quality scarves, wraps and shawls. The company offers free shipping on orders over $200. Their collection is made to mix and max with your existing wardrobe, offering people a great designer look. The company aims to be environmentally responsible, using natural, compostable and recyclable materials whenever possible. To learn more about Scarflings, or to see their full catalog of products, go HERE.

Double-Insulated Touchscreen Gloves by Mujjo. Developed for those in colder climates. This year they’ve been completely re-engineered so they are able to withstand much colder temperatures thanks to a unique triple-layered construction.

Take advantage of Lexus Performance Driving School [LPDS] in Monterey, California at the iconic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. This is the 4th year of this program helmed by legendary Nascar driver Scott Pruett alongside of world-class driving instructors. Under his direction, consumers as well as car enthusiasts can learn to become more confident and cognizant drivers with personalized coaching.

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NEW ERA × LA DODGERS


New Era Cap is excited to launch a new collaboration with Union and the Los Angeles Dodgers today at 1pm ET. The New Era x Union x Los Angeles Dodgers Collection will be available on www.neweracap.com for a retail price range of $44.99-$99.99.
 
This new collection features four unique 59FIFTY® fitted caps featuring either a Union Frontman logo on the front and Los Angeles Dodgers wordmark logo on the back or a Los Angeles Dodgers logo on the front with a Union Frontman logo on the back. These 59FIFTYs® are available in two colorways, black and blue.
 
In addition to the caps, this collection also features a selection of apparel including a hoodie and a t-shirt. Available in black and blue, the hoodie features the Los Angeles Dodgers wordmark logo on the front and on the back is two iconic Dodgers logos, a Union Frontman logo well as the address of Dodger stadium. Available in black and blue the t-shirts feature a Union Frontman logo on the front and on the back is a Dodgers logo.

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JW Anderson x UNIQLO

JW Anderson x UNIQLO collaboration will be hitting stores worldwide and Uniqlo.com on October 17th! 
 
Titled “The Great British Outdoors,” the new FW19 collection draws inspiration from the town of St. Ives in Cornwall, England, fusing traditional British elements with the modern silhouettes of JW Anderson. The pieces bring contrasting pops of color to classic heritage tartans, making for a unique LifeWear collection. 
 
The FW19 designs retail from $39.90 – $179.90 and will be available in a full run of adult sizing.

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NORDSTROM NYC FLAGSHIP

By Armon Hayes × Vaughn Lowery

Co-President, Pete Nordstrom, along side of corporate partners hosted a tour for retailer’s newly largest single project investment in their history. On Oct 24th, Nordstrom will launch its first flagship in Manhattan since the 1920s. An exclusive onestop shop adjacent to the Nordstrom Men’s store located on West 57th street & Broadway. The seven-level flagship store, designed in collaboration with James Carpenter Design Associates, forms in the base of the ‘tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.’ With 320,000 square feet, it will embody an experience which is responsive and reflective of its customers. After all, a great design encourages people to stay longer and shop more. And, with 19-foot ceilings, it’s an open canvas for an interchangeable yet flexible floor plan.

The new floor plan allows for discovery, with range to explore and transition through brands freely that they haven’t experienced before. The infrastructure is designed to funnel natural light through transparency with floor to ceiling glass, intertwining the shopping experience to the city’s skyline. The atrium possesses a waveform glass façade which allows for interaction from customers inside and out. Chain-mail veils and lighting installations lend character to the location, reflecting the city’s cultural events as well as major holidays. 

“A rapidly growing younger consumer who’s engaged has emerged,” asserts Pete Nordstrom. Instinctively creating a new culture and how we shop that’s relevant to life experiences. Today one-third of sales are e-commerce, which represents 30% of Nordstrom’s business.

For over 100 years, the retailer has stood the test of time. The climate of brick and mortar for many retailers have shrunk and/or has become nonexistent. Nordstrom understands as their customer evolves, their level of service and retail atmosphere should be elevated as well. Using technology and innovation, the new store’s communication system will allow employees to order beverages and/or garments throughout the location.

In addition, customers will have access to 24/7 buy online & pickup, in-store personal stylists and tailoring while you wait. The Vice President of Creative Projects, Olivia Kim, has fabricated initiatives like Pop-In@ Nordstrom – an exclusive space for emerging designers. Merchandising will include a curated depth of products (clothing, accessories, shoes, beauty, children’s, home etc) across price points.

Lastly, there will be 7 food and beverage options with 4 full-service restaurants, 2 bars and an innovative, gluten-free doughnut stand:

¤ Shoe Bar will feature handcrafted cocktails, speciality coffee drinks and a selection of small plates.

¤ 2 restaurants are in collaboration with Chef Tom Douglas.

¤ 1 restaurant is in collaboration with Chef Ethan Stowell.

For a mega metropolis that’s often explored while on foot, this fashion marquee’s newest residence seems to be long overdue.

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New Era Delivers

By Armon Hayes × Vaughn Lowery

In NYC, New Era FW19 featured exclusive product gifting and art installation by renowned graffiti artist Faust. The appointment-only experience exhibited sporty accessories which many fans and fashionistas would flock to. Bringing the essence of street style with the use of video projected urban landscapes, layered with pulsating chromatic lights brought the collection to life.

New Era athlesiure capsule offers core assortment for men and women. Fluid activewear and sustainable outerwear with minimal branding. True to theme, Faust is the ingredient of NYC with authenticity and relevance. Celebrated for his classic calligraphic graffiti writing style which demands your attention. The Faust installation is reminiscent of NYC’s 1980 concrete jungle. An interactive display ideal for social media integration. 

Adding to the heritage of New Era, they offered an exclusive Faust customization bar with original branded patches – attendees had the option to initial and chose from several ‘Faust’ logo embroidered styles onto classic fitted caps. Complete the look with performance fit ‘New Era’ t-shirts branded with true Faust style. New Era FW19 collection available soon at neweracap.com

The Lucky Onez

“Warm up in absolute style with an exclusive, nicely designed jacket from The Lucky Onez. Jackets are available online at www.theluckyonez.com.”

Photographer: @rossthephotoboss
The Lucky Onez have been able to establish and create unique and beautiful jackets for all individuals to keep warm in; plus show off at the same time. This amazing jacket is The Lucky Onez Orange Patterned jacket made out of Ankara printed fabric and manufactured in the country of Congo in Africa. Not only does this sensational orange color bring life to the jacket; but in addition the Ankara fabric from overseas is very durable, comfortable, and designed with great quality. Everyone can wear these high quality jackets outdoors, when you’re out with friends, and even to major events like parties. Make sure to shop for your own jacket online at www.theluckyonez.com!!!
The Lucky Onez will always strive to make sure you live well, look well, and feel well.

PETA x Coalition LA

PETA x Coalition LA unites the largest animal rights organization in the world and the premium outerwear brand with 20-years of cruelty-free manufacturing experience! The collaboration is working with retailers to design custom fashion-forward outerwear capsules made from premium vegan materials. The two animal rights advocates launched the collaboration late last year with a limited-edition “Go With The Faux” vegan leather jacket.

Due to the success of this initial collaboration jacket, PETA x Coalition LA will be offering retailers the chance to design and carry a custom fashion-forward outerwear capsule made from premium vegan materials. The collaboration has had the support of WWDMAGIC from the start and will be debuting this custom production service to their buyers first at this coming February show.

“We felt it was important to partner strategically with Coalition LA to bring awareness to all of the WWDMAGIC buyers to know that they too have cruelty-free options when it comes to buying,” said Kelly Helfman, President of WWDMAGIC.

What’s to come:

• Conscious fashion is a focus this show and WWDMAGIC will highlight this important issue to the B2B world at MAGIC

• This year’s show bag will be made from PETA x Coalition LA’s premium vegan leather and will be available to attendees

• PETA x Coalition LA will present a Vegan Fashion Panel on the main floor that will dive into the rise of the conscious consumer and how brands are taking steps toward accommodating the growing cruelty-free fashion market.

• Tuesday, February 5th at 10:30AM – WWD Social House

Conscious Fashion Choices Are Getting Trendy

This panel will dive into the rise of the conscious consumer and how brands are taking steps toward accommodating the growing cruelty-free fashion market.

We’ll be talking with celebrity animal rights activist Daniella Monet, vegan fashion influencer Molly Tuttle, and PETA’s Fashion Campaigns Manager Christina Sewell on the benefits of offering more sustainable options for your shoppers. As a secondary point, all attendees will get the opportunity to look up-close at a vegan materials portfolio swatch books that contain the latest fabric technology such as Pinatex pineapple leather, mushroom leather, and faux fur made with recycled plastic bottles!

“The PETA x Coalition LA collaboration is uniquely positioned to move retailers across the nation towards a more mindful buying behavior, due to the fact that this is PETA’s first campaign with a wholesale manufacturer,” said Darci Wong, Creative Director of Coalition LA.