Leather Jackets For Men
If you’ve ever thought about buying a leather jacket, you know it’s not a simple proposition.
There are a lot of options out there — and many of them are questionable.
Sorting the wheat from the chaff takes time and care, and generally those remaining good options won’t be cheap.
Is it worth the bother?For a man who’s ready to make a serious investment, and who wants a strong style statement that’ll stay in his wardrobe for decades, the answer is a definite yes.
A good leather jacket is an expensive buy — anywhere from $100-$300 if you score a great deal, all the way up into the thousands if you pay full retail for a well-known brand.
Given that they’re not as dressy as a basic dark wool overcoat, and harder to match, why would anyone make the investment?
The 1980s fashion had heavy emphasis on expensive dressing and fashion accessories. Apparels tend to be overly bright and vivid in appearance. Punk fashion began as a reaction against both the hippie movement of the past decades and the materialist values of the current decade. The first half of the decade was relatively tame in comparison to the second half, which is approximately around the time that the iconic 1980s color scheme had come into popularity.
In the early 1980s, fashion had carried onward from the late 1970s. Athletic clothes were more popular than jeans during this period and was more subdued in color. Popular colors were black, white, indigo, forest green, burgundy, and different shades of browns, tans, and oranges. Velour, velvet, and polyester were popular fabrics used on clothes, especially tops, such as button-ups and v-neck shirts. Looser pants remained popular during this time, being fairly wide but straight, and tighter shirts were especially favored. The general public at this time had desired to wear low maintenance clothing with more basic colors, as the global recession going on at the time had kept extravagant clothes out of reach.
In response to the punk fashion of the mid-late 1970s, there was a throwback to the late 1950s Ivy League style. This revival came to be definitively summarized in an enormously popular paperback released in 1980: The Official Preppy Handbook. Popular preppy clothing for men included Oxford shirts, turtlenecks, polo shirts with popped collars, khaki slacks, argyle socks, dress pants, suspenders (or alternatively, skinny ties in leather or bold patterns), pine-striped linen suits, corduroy, and plaid sweaters that were often worn tied around the shoulders.