We’ve seen “dad” jackets in all shapes and sizes lately, from distressed leather tops by Prada to the revival of bomber jackets, so it should come as no surprise when I tell you there’s a new silhouette. cool in town, and it’s as cool as they come. It’s true that classic leather jackets will never really go away, but they’ve faced some serious competition in recent seasons, coming up against heavyweight trends such as leather blazers. And now I want to draw your attention to a new wave of leather outerwear that I think will become as big as classic motorcycles in the months to come: racing jackets.
Inspired by Italian streetwear style, these running jackets are just what the clothing doctors ordered. They feature a one-button collar with a boxy, oversized fit and, according to the vintage experts we spoke with, the colored leather options will be particularly popular items on the second-hand market. (Cue up 2001’s Motocross(the biker theme is strong here.) Every fashion person still has a leather jacket in their transitional wardrobe and it’s safe to say we’ve been overdue for another revamp. Well, as winter fades into spring, the 2022 editions of leather jackets have arrived.
Keep seeing this emerging trend on the Fall 2022 runways and how early fashion adopters are already styling it on social media. Shop our favorite builds along the way.