IRO Evan leather jacket pictured above.
Whether you take your style cues from Danny Zuko or James Dean, Joey Ramone or Theophilus London, the leather jacket has a place in every guy’s wardrobe. This iconic piece of outerwear was conceived for pilots during the First World War, appropriated by bikers in the ‘30s, beloved by the punk movement of the ‘70s, and made modern in more than a few different ways by Barneys designers like IRO, Saint Laurent, and Balenciaga this spring.
This is all to say that the leather jacket belongs to no one, yet everyone. Consider it your American birthright—and now is the time to stake your claim.