For a man who wants to make a bold style statement, a leather jacket is a definite yes. Nothing else defines a ‘stud’ biker more than a durable leather jacket. But you have to be ready to make a serious investment for this as this line of clothing will stay in your wardrobe for decades. Because there are so many options out there, here are a few varieties we have narrowed upon.
Text: Nishad Neelambaran
Casual luxury now has a new name with this modern biker leather jacket from Gucci. The x-factor of this jacket is the zip accent, quilted panels and a snap button collar. It will make an effortlessly cool addition to your capsule collection. This genuine leather jacket is
available for `3,20,500.
Details: 87748 22430
Looking for the classic jackets to pump up your ride? Your search ends here. The Ed Hardy Avirex is just what a biker wants. Collared up with a leather strap standing out, this wrap clearly makes the rider look ready to glide through the roads ahead. The sleeve of the jacket is what mainly stands apart. The arm is printed with the Ed Hardy logo. This cool jacket is available for `19,886. Details: 040 40247226.
A dash of glam is what this black leather jacket adds to your active lifestyle. A classic from the house of Harley Davidson, it teams best even with tee and jeans. It also is perfect for club wear and is apt for a long drive in the winter nights. This sheath is available for `38,000.
Details: 040 64515967
The Italian company, who is known for its denim has also made a mark in the league of leather products. L- Gibson-1, the zip-up jet black full sleeve jacket stands apart with its sporty looks and zipped pockets. Two pockets around the chest and other two at the bottom of the jacket is accompanied by collar buttons to keep the collar tight. Apart from this, the sleeve has been designed in such a manner that it allows the rider to get a sweat free ride. This classic jacket is available for `66,376. Details: 040 40143320.
This suave jacket is for the uber cool rider who believes in making a royal mark. The flaps are a trendy addition which stands out and so does the zips which are noticeably placed just below the chest. The Zara’s bike jacket will perfectly compliment a black shirt and jeans, a favourite among the biking community. This jacket is available for `7,990. Details: 040 6768 4159.
Slick yet stylish
This leather jacket is ergonomic and can be worn for any event or performance. The sleeveless wrap is a conversation starter and the warm covering around the waist looks stylish. Even a formal attire blends mellifluously with the Ermenegildo Zegna’s bike jacket. This brown masterpiece is available for `2,65,885. Details: 040 6602 6365.
Make sure that you’re dressed the part whilst you’re driving. This jacket is race cut for an aerodynamic fit. What stands apart on the jacket is the cargo style design and leather belt that helps the rider keep it tight. The pockets have sharp edges which gives it an elegant look. This Classic Royal Enfield jacket is available for `20,000.
Details: 97017 11755