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Judas Priest singer Rob Halford actually always wears them. The late Queen front man Freddie Mercury also liked to wear one, even in bright yellow, (almost everyone knows the cover on the legendary Queen Live Magic tour in the mid-80s). James Dean has also become an icon of pop culture because of them and Alice Cooper says that in 2013, one he loved deeply was stolen. Of course we are talking about the leather jacket. More specifically: men's leather jackets. Hardly any other garment embodies rock'n'roll as much as men's leather jackets. Whether next to the skin, over a shirt or under the cowl. Details such as rivets, chains or patches complete the textile. The metal, biker and gothic scene in particular knows all too well about this.
From James Dean to the Matrix: The History of Leather Jackets
Although women also naturally wear leather, it was leather jackets for men that initially shaped the image of the garment. Neanderthals with mammoth skins aside: leather jackets came into fashion as a modern piece of clothing in the first half of the 20th century - flight jackets are one example. Sure, pilots wore them to protect them against the cold, but they also prevailed as clothing for going out. Early film stars with a rebellious touch - such as James Dean or Marlon Brando - then made the leather jacket into a cult. As a result, the garments continued to spread, especially in the biker and metal scene. By the way, political groups also used men's leather jackets as a badge and a replacement for uniforms. For example, think of the Russian Bolsheviks, or the Black Panthers, who fought for the rights of the dark-skinned population in the United States in the 1960s.
It is not uncommon for film fans to see these brilliant pieces in films such as "Top Gun", "Indiana Jones" or "Fight Club". So you can rightly say that it is also a popular prop that leaves a lasting impression. From the 1970s, punk rock and metal bands began to wear leather, so the further rise of the leather jacket was closely linked to the development of these musical styles and scenes. Leather jackets for men - today you can find this garment for guys everywhere. A typical example of "emphasizing the scene, but still wearable for almost every occasion".
Men's leather jackets - there is something for everyone
Leather jackets initially have two basic functions. They should protect, but also make a statement. For example, quality items for biker friends are an important piece of clothing and protect the body from falls. There are men's leather jackets in different sizes, from extra-small to extra-large. You can of course find yourself in the classic black style without much decoration; Pure leather jacket, so to speak. If you want to stand out, simply choose thematic prints or motifs with superheroes. Colours and colour applications including styles from "elaborate" to "simple" complete the range.
Many leather jackets for men are of course best suited to the heavy metal festival or the bikers' club. But other leather jackets for men are also easy to wear in the world of work. When it's cooler, most leather jackets keep you pretty warm. Of course, the cut is also different, some slim jackets are tighter, others a bit wider, some come with pockets, others designs also apply here: less is more! Of course, you should round off your outfit with the right shoes. Ordinary trainers with a thin sole would look rather undersized in a leather jacket. So be brave and choose shoes and biker boots!
Alice Cooper and the future of men's leather jackets
Leather jackets will continue to be worn in the future, the metal scene is not inclined to follow short-lived clothing trends anyway. Especially since leather clothing is always reinvented. An example: the coats and jackets from the "Matrix" that transport the cuts and style of the leather jacket into the future. By the way: Alice Cooper got his leather jacket back in the end. It was the jacket that Cooper wore in the movie "Wayne's World" and was stolen from the Alice Cooper archives. But after a while, an anonymous finder reported that he had fished Cooper's leather jacket out of a dumpster. He handed the jacket over to the police - who then contacted the musician and Alice Cooper was reunited with his beloved leather jacket. The artist is said to have been very happy to have the jacket back. In the future, he stated that he no longer wanted the jacket to be just in the display case. As is witnessed - he wanted to wear his men's leather jacket more often!
Leather jackets for men: Cool. Casual. Coveted.
Even James Dean wore them and thereby radiated an unbeatable coolness. And 80s icon Freddie Mercury couldn't do without them either. We are talking about leather jackets. More precisely, leather jackets for men. Men wearing leather jackets look self-confident, masculine and cool. Followers of the biker and gothic scene know this only too well. For them, the leather jacket has long since become a status symbol. Optionally with chains, rivets and patches that give the garment an original touch. Find out why every man should own at least one leather jacket!
Men and their leather jacket - an unbeatable team
At the beginning of the 20th century, the first trend was the predecessor of the leather jacket: the pilot jacket. What was once meant to protect the kings of the air from wind and cold gradually established itself as a wearable garment for everyday life. Leather jackets for men took off and were celebrated not least due to the influence of pop culture. At the latest since greats like James Dean or Marlon Brando helped the jacket achieve cult status, every man wanted to have a leather jacket in his wardrobe. No wonder: leather jackets can be combined in many ways and give every outfit a casual touch.
The men's leather jacket: More than just a piece of clothing
Potent and rebellious - that's how today's men want to be seen. As a doer, as the one who doesn't let anyone tell him anything and does his own thing. What symbolises these character traits better than a men's leather jacket? For this very reason, you shouldn't hesitate to check out the leather jackets for men in the EMP shop. Discover many different models that suit your individual style and make you stand out from the crowd!
What are the styles of leather jackets for men?
Men's leather jackets should fulfil two functions: On the one hand, they should look good and look good. On the other hand, they should protect you from wind and weather. The style of the leather jacket for men depends entirely on your taste. There are cool leather jackets for men that are equipped with rivets and buckles. These models are especially popular in biker circles. Light leather jackets for men are ideal for a balmy summer evening when you're partying with your mates or taking your sweetie out for dinner. Discover the black Metallica leather jacket, for example. This rocking piece is made of high-quality genuine leather and is therefore particularly durable. A "Ride The Lightning" artwork on the back provides colourful accents. In addition to rivets, patches and band logos, you will also find plain models. The Rock Rebel leather jacket for men is brown and has a sporty touch thanks to the black hood. High-quality men's leather jackets with elbow patches, hip belt and rivets create the perfect combination of retro and modern. Curious now? Then treat yourself to cool men's fashion that makes you want it!
How do I care for the men's leather jacket?
When it comes to caring for your men's leather jacket, it all depends on the material. If the jacket is made of imitation leather, you should remove any dirt immediately. A special leatherette care product is suitable here. To make the material more resistant to moisture, a good waterproofing spray is worthwhile. The same applies to jackets made of real leather. When it comes to proper care of genuine leather, it's best to follow the manufacturer's instructions. By the way: Even if the leather jacket is impregnated, it is not suitable for hours of walking in the rain.
How do I combine a men's leather jacket?
Men in leather jackets look irresistible, especially on women. Combine it with blue jeans and a white T-shirt and you're always on the right track. The look is reminiscent of the celebrated rebels of the 50s and can be worn without a rockabilly quiff. Hipsters, on the other hand, combine the leather jacket with a checked shirt and slim-fit basic jeans. Chic shirts can also be stylishly combined with a men's leather jacket - preferably in white or black. If you want to follow Neo from Matrix's example, go for a combination with a dark turtleneck jumper - maybe this style is just right for you as a passionate gaming fan...As you can see, all these reasons speak for buying at least one new leather jacket. Discover the great selection at EMP and make an outrageously cool entrance!