In the world of great leather goods, it’s pretty common for the best of the best to sit in the luxurious league.
Many of the fabulous distressed leather jackets worn by our leading ladies (like the ones mentioned above) are made by designers who adhere to designer craftsmanship, materials and price-tags.
One of our personal favourites when it comes to the distressed leather jacket is this biker style by Scandinavian cult label, Acne Studios. The now sold-out Leather Jacket in Black is the perfect example of lived-in luxe. The leather has an intentional patina that makes it look like it’s been passed down from your chic (Harley Davidson yielding) grandpa or grandma. The silhouette is also giving an oversized scale, that adds to that ‘boyfriend’ or grandpa feel.
After something a little more trans-seasonal? It’s true that a heavy leather jacket might not be your go-to piece if you’re heading into the spring season. The great news for you placed in the Northern Hemisphere is that you can get in on the trend too. This HALFBOY Oversized Distressed Leather Vest gives all the fun of the distressed leather jacket, without the sleeves.
If you’re apprehensive on the lived-in and distressed nature and aren’t too keen on dropping well over a thousand dollars, then the mid-market is the perfect place to test the water.
Still adhering to excellent material standards and exquisite crasftmanship, the Topshop Vintage Wash Real Leather Biker Jacket in Brown is spell-binding. Coming in at a warmer tone than the other options in black, this style has a brown stonewashed patina and chunky chrome hardware that would look sensational paired with some light authentic vintage washed denim.
In an even lighter hue of brown, the Dilan Jacket by LAMARQUE from Revolve is the best boho iteration of the distressed leather jacket. Offered in a boxy yet cropped silhouette, this lightly distressed brown jacket is just going to get better with age. Effortlessly pair over a floral dress in the autumnal sun or wear with a knit throughout the cooler months.
For something a little different when it comes to a silhouette in a distressed leather jacket, the Black Washed Leather Blazer by REMAIN BIRGER CHRISTENSEN offers something chic, contemporary and very New York City.
Now, time to shop in the low. The high-street is a brilliant place to try out the distressed leather jacket trend, especially if you prefer not to buy into real leather pieces.
Vegan/leather-avoider or not, we’re sure most of you will be able to appreciate the very reasonable price of the Topshop Faux Leather Oversized Washed Bomber Jacket, at $30. The ‘washed’ finish is what provides the jacket that worn in look and the olive-brown colour is will add the perfect warmth to any outfit!
If you’re looking at an option that dials up the ‘washed’ appeal, then the ASOS DESIGN Washed Premium Real Leather Biker Jacket in Grey is an ideal iteration. It’s stonewashed aesthetic gives a vintage appeal and the oversized scale makes it uber cool. Pair with some black slacks and chunky loafers and you have yourself an effortlessly chic city-chic look!
Really feel like leaning into the moto-inspiration that this trend was born from? TheVegan Leather Moto Jacket from Supre is a modernised version!