The Calibre Man’s Guide to Leather Jackets

11 Apr 2019

The Calibre Man’s Guide to Leather Jackets

A leather jacket might just be the most satisfying garment a man can own. It lasts a lifetime, has timeless appeal and looks better with age – even Albert Einstein backs us up on this one. That’s right, the genius in question once cited the leather jacket as the only coat a man needs, reaffirming it as a solid investment in our books. We’ve done the science and applied his celebrated formula e=mc2 to leather jackets to give you our favourite styles and how to wear them.

HELL FOR LEATHER

Adorned by rebellious and edgy icons over the years, the leather jacket has evolved into a wardrobe essential for the modern man’s uniform. We all know the biker, but the coach jacket is having a serious moment after being refined in leather. It retains the classic design details you’d expect, such as a pointed collar, while zips make it contemporary and cool. Racer jackets are equally easy to wear, flattering and will see you through plenty of adventure.

How to wear a leather jacket:

  1. When it comes to fit, ensure it doesn’t hang below the waist and the sleeves aren’t too long.
  2. The silhouette should be slim but roomy enough to fit a jumper

Calibre Men's Leather Jacket  Calibre Men's Leather Jacket

SERIOUS ABOUT SUEDE

A suede jacket tends to be lighter than typical leather, so it’s the perfect weight for transitioning between the seasons. Switch up your style with a modern bomber or take the traditional route with a field jacket. The field jacket is an outright classic that has gone through somewhat of a revival since the first cotton versions came about. It’s slightly longer than other styles, with multiple pockets and a concealed placket. How’s that for practicality? A bomber, on the other hand, is a softer, laidback alternative to the more prevalent suede styles. Due to its light finish, it’s a great choice for unpredictable weather.  

How to wear a suede jacket:

  1. Nail your winter look by styling with a slim fit jean and ankle boots.
  2. Wear it over a t-shirt as well as a bulky sweater to take you from the office to off-duty.
Calibre Jade Suede Bomber Calibre Navy Suede Bomber

TAKE FLIGHT WITH SHEARLING

Every winter our autopilot is set to shearling and this season is no different. Shearling is rooted in a 1970s resurgence meets modern-day gentleman and we’re all over it. Look after your shaggy friend, it’s an investment after all. Store it in a breathable space (never plastic), avoid direct sunlight and get it cleaned professionally – this is no amateur job.

Calibre Shearling Jacket

How to wear a shearling jacket:

  1. Its versatility means you can wear it slim or slightly oversized, depending on the weather and how you want to style it.
  2. We’re wearing ours with a long sleeve top, chinos and sneakers.


Shop for leather jackets here.

Yours in style,

 

Calibre

 

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