Buying a leather jacket is like a rite of passage for men. Whether you’re a grungy teen, hipster 20-something or a middle-aged cool dad, you will hanker after your own piece of primal cowhide. Motorcycle jackets signal full-throttle raw masculinity, with every male icon from Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen to David Beckham (the new face of British heritage label Belstaff) zipped up in the trend. Now, it’s time for the everyman to put his biker style pedal to the metal.
Saint LaurentClassic bikerjacket, $5,036,www.farfetch.com
TopmanLeather biker jacket, $300, www.topman.com
AcneCassidy leathersleeve biker jacket, $1,240, www.matchesfashion.com
SchottPerfecto motorcycle jacket, $990,www.mrporter.com