Must-have outerwear for the trend-setting gent
The leather jacket has made the rounds in the history of fashion, initially gaining traction in the early 1900s thanks to the common use of brown leather flight jackets by aviators and military personnel, thus leading to the popularization of the “bomber” although at the time their principal purpose was keeping pilots warm. Throughout the decades, this iconic style became more and more of a wardrobe staple, due mainly to its inextricable link to Hollywood – just try to imagine Indiana Jones and The Fonz without also thinking of their signature looks.
Today, the leather jacket is a must-have element for a variety of aesthetes who seek a trend-setting and practical appeal. The new styles of the season feature materials and design of premium quality. The wide range of bombers include versions in micro-mesh suede, nubuck and deerskin with statement pockets or subtle zip-up ones and ribbed cuffs and bottoms. A slightly more elegant collared variant in an ultra-soft brown suede – as seen on 200 Steps icon and King CEO and co-founder, Riccardo Zacconi – has four unique pockets in the front with visible stitching that adds a distinctive finishing touch.