Oct 28, 2013

East Dane : Leather Jackets

There are not many things better than wearing a leather...

There are not many things better than wearing a leather jacket on a crisp fall day. Leather jackets are the perfect fall outerwear because of its’ versatility. They can be dressed up or down with ease, and can be worn in a wide variety of scenarios without looking out of place.

I’ve partnered up with the folks at East Dane to showcase some of their leather jackets. Along with showcasing the wide variety of leather jackets they have, I have also assembled some looks from their large inventory of menswear staples.

Leather Jacket Dressed Down

One timeless item that has been around for years is the motorcycle jacket. The rugged looking jacket is perfect for the cooler fall temperatures. The motorcycle jacket from Public School just oozes with cool vibes. The USA made jacket features a leather body made from 100 % cowhide leather with 100% wool sleeves and fully lined.

For the perfect laid back weekend look, I paired the Public School leather jacket with some Gant by Michael Bastian olive cargo pants, a Friend or Foe graphic t-shirt , and some leather Converse X John Varvatos high top sneakers.

Leather Jacket Dressed Up

Many men often only view leather jackets as a casual outerwear option. What many men don’t know is a leather jacket can easily replace a blazer in the fall for a more dressed up look. You just need to find a leather jacket that is more of the slim and trim side. The motorcycle inspired jacket from Levis Made & Crafted is an excellent option for a dressed up look due to its slim and short body. The Italy made jacket is constructed out of 100 % sheepskin leather and fully lined with 100% cotton, and made in Italy. To dress up the motorcycle inspired jacket, I paired it with some clean and simple grey dress pants from Theory , a crispy white dress shirt from Maison Kitsuné, and a pair of wingtips from Grenson.

Leather Inspired

Some men don’t feel comfortable wearing a full out leather jacket because they find it doesn’t fit their style. The motorcycle jacket from 3.1 Philip Lim has all the trimmings of a leather jacket but replaces the leather with cotton. The 3.1 Philip Lim jacket features knit underarm panels to make the jacket more wearable every day, two-way asymmetrical front zip and buttoned collars, and zip vents at the back and wrists. To round out this leather inspired look, I paired the 3.1 jacket with a Reigning Champ sweatshirt, some classic APC raw denim and Converse Chuck Taylor high tops.

For more information any of the products mentioned above , please visit http://www.eastdane.com

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