A new addition to your party arsenal,
the leather biker – or to use the technical term, Perfecto jacket – debuted in style when Marlon Brando donned it in The Wild One and it's since earned its stripes as a key component in the rock’n’roll uniform. Not only appropriate for gig-going and actual motorcycle riding, the Perfecto has made the move to smart/casual dressing: here we show you how to dress it up or down to get you through the party season.
For a smart getup with a subtle nod towards the leather jacket’s rockstar vibes, play a black and white paisley-print silk shirt off with faded black skinnies. This is a versatile work-do-to-big-night-out look, with cuffed hems and formal brogues to nudge it towards seriously slick.
Ripe for a relaxed early December celebration at the local boozer, balance a black biker’s rebellious undertones with a textural mohair knit and formal jogging bottoms. High-shine shoes add a formal touch while burgundy and soft grey hues hit on the winter colour trend.
Making the most of the leather jacket’s ability to act as a smart accent, use it as an alternative to a blazer or bomber jacket and finish a classic monochrome longline look with your new Christmas party staple. Black high-tops work with a longline white T-shirt to hit the smasual nail on the head.