Let's get one thing straight: trends come and go, but the black leather jacket is forever.

It may be hard to find truths in this big world of ours, but that’s undoubtedly one of them. Although it’s grown up and come a long way from the biker jackets of the 1950s, the fact of the matter is that the black leather jacket’s here to stay. It’s timeless. It’s elegant. It’s edgy.

It can do no wrong, just like Morgan Freeman.

And that – in a nutshell – is why we’re so in love with the black leather jacket. We truly can’t think of any other piece so versatile, so timeless, and so undeniably badass. But don’t take our word for it – there’s a long list of rock stars, icons, and trendsetters who’ve made the black leather jacket part of their signature look. Just look at The Ramones, Sid Vicious from The Sex Pistols, and Slash from Guns ‘n Roses…

Black leather biker jacket
black leather biker jacket

And rock stars of decades-past aren’t the only ones sporting the classic black leather biker jacket. Nowadays, the hottest trendsetters and it-girls like Cara Delavingne are wearing it pretty much all over the place…

black leather jacket

So we’re guessing you get it by now. And if somehow you don’t, here it is: the black leather jacket is the king/queen of all leather jackets. And it always will be.

But...

While we’re unconditionally and madly in love with the black leather jacket, we also think that sometimes it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. I mean, sometimes you just need something new. It’s nice to have alternatives.

And in this case, there are definitely more summer-appropriate alternatives to the beloved black leather jacket – namely, biker jackets in shades of forest green, or camel suede. Think of them as the black leather jacket’s eccentric cousins.

And just like those eccentric cousins, they’re nice to see once in awhile, but you’d rather not be around them ALL the time.

So too should it be in this context. By all means your black leather jacket should be one of the foundational pieces of your wardrobe that you can and could wear every single day. But the forest green and camel suede jackets are also nice to see once in awhile when you want something new.

Because sometimes those colors are simply more appropriate than black, like when you’re wandering around the streets of Barcelona, for instance…

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