Leather Jacket Men
There is a substantial difference between leather jackets made for fashion purposes and those worn for protection, such as motorcycle personal protective equipment. Leather jackets designed for protective use are safety equipment and are heavier, thicker, and sometimes even equipped with armor, thus they are a practical item of clothing regardless of the symbolism invested in them by popular culture. A leather jacket primarily designed for fashion purposes would not be much protection in a motorcycle accident because of the jacket's flimsy construction. Motorcycle jackets often have more substantial zips, weatherproof pockets and closures, higher collars, and are styled to be longer at the back than the front to protect the kidneys of the riders from the cold while the rider is bent forward over their motorcycle.
Leather jackets are a beast unto themselves in terms of outer wear. Leather has its own unique heat retention, cleaning, and style considerations. Before winter arrives, it's worth covering the basics.
As The Art of Manliness points out, leather jackets are a style all their own to start with. They're very durable, but this also makes them difficult to modify. When buying a leather jacket, it's best to start with how it fits and work your way up from there:
Leather can't be adjusted (inexpensively), so you'll need to buy the right shape from the get-go. You want enough looseness that it doesn't pinch at any angle, and not much more than that. Leather's too stiff to drape, so an oversized jacket bulges and flares in odd, unattractive ways.Leather jackets also aren't a great fit for formal wear, nor do long, flowing coats look terribly attractive (contrary to what movies would have you believe). If you've never given much consideration to the types of leather jackets you buy, check out the source link for a thorough rundown.
While the site offers a lot of information that's relevant to everyone (leather is leather is leather), the style guide is geared more towards men. This guide from eBay helps complement the style portions for women.
Popular clothing in the early 1980s worn by men includetracksuits, v-neck sweaters, polyester and velour polo-neck shirts, sportsjerseys, straight-leg jeans, polyester button-ups, cowboy boots, beanies, and hoodies. Around this time it became acceptable for men to wear sports coats and slacks to places that previously required a suit. In the UK, children's pants remained flared, but only slightly.
From the early to mid 1980s, post-punk and new wave music groups influenced mainstream male and female fashion. Commercially made slim fitting suits, thin neckties, striped T shirts, Members Only jackets, clubwear, metallic fabric shirts, cat eye glasses, horn rim glasses with brightly colored frames, androgynous neon colored makeup, and pristine leather jackets were widely worn. Common hairstyles included a short quiff for men, or teased big hair for women, and typical unisex colors for clothing included turquoise, teal, red, neon yellow and purple.