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Forget biker jackets, motorcycle leather jackets are the new trend.
We, at PAUSE, believe that motorcycle leather jackets are one of the emerging jacket trends at the moment for Spring/Summer 2017. Supreme x Vanson Leather Jacket which was a part of Supreme’s SS17 collection was a huge hit and the jacket is very popular among celebrities such as rappers Fabolous and Wiz Khalifa. Classic motorcycle leather jackets are often made out of waxed leather which adds durability to the timeless design. These jackets tend to feature quilted reinforcements on shoulders, patch and jet pockets, under-arm metal vents, metal detailing as well as zip and/or snap fastening.
Some people confuse motorcycle and biker jackets. So where’s the difference? Motorcycle and biker jackets are two similar leather jackets, however, there are a few differences between the two designs. The very first notable difference is in the styling of collars. Motorcycle collars are stand up, biker ones have a collar that folds. A motorcycle jacket features more padding and it is made to keep you warm, whereas biker jackets have a lot slimmer silhouette.
We recommend choosing a motorcycle jacket made out of a good quality material and paying attention to how the jacket was manufactured to ensure it will protect you and last you a long time.
See how celebrities wear the motorcycle trend and scroll down to see some high street, as well as high-end inspiration, the patch trend and our favourite vintage finds.
AS SEEN ON CELEBRITIES
Fabolous in Supreme x Vanson Leather Jacket – Click here to buy.
Wiz Khalifa in Supreme x Vanson Leather Jacket – Click here to buy.
Wiz Khalifa in Haider Ackermann leather bomber jacket – Click here to buy.
HIGH STREET INSPIRATION
Alpha Industries MA1 Leather Bomber Jacket in Green – Click here to buy.
Goosecraft Leather Biker in Red- Click here to buy.
HIGH END INSPIRATION
Facetasm Perfecto Stripe Jacket – Click here to buy.
S.W.O.R.D 6.6.44 Distressed Logo Jacket – Click here to buy.
Just Cavalli Snake Embroidered Jacket – Click here to buy.
THE PATCH TREND
Supreme x Vanson Leather Jacket made the already popular trend even more popular.
Reason Bomber Jacket With Patches – Click here to buy.
Leather Flight Jacket – Click here to buy.
VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE LEATHER JACKETS
When shopping for a vintage piece, consider the jacket’s age because older jackets do not offer the same safety and comfort as new ones. If you plan to ride a motorcycle while wearing a vintage leather jacket, please note that the protective padding might not give you enough protection in case of an accident.
American Vintage Indian Motorcycle Leather Jacket – Click here to buy.
Vintage 70’s Harro Leather Motorcycle Jacket – Click here to buy.
True Vintage Distressed Race Leather Motorcycle Biker Jacket Grunge – Click here to buy.
What do you think of the emerging trend? PAUSE or Skip?