But which leather jacket to choose? While a few years back the one and only choice was a biker jacket, these days you're likely to find leather jackets spanning trends from the 70s revival through to 90s minimalism.
Our advice? Select a leather jacket that feels a little classic, a little modern. Longer, tie-front versions or oversized vintage shapes will live on for years, while still feeling up-to-date. Vintage is always an option here, too - there are plenty of well-maintained leather jackets you'll find in op shops and consignment stores.
However, if you're in the market for a new purchase, below are our favourites.
Saba Lilia Jacket, $899
Ena Pelly New Yorker Biker Jacket, $700
Manning Cartell Headline Trench Leather Jacket, $1,489
Witchery Leather Biker Jacket, $499.95
Elk Lader Leather Jacket, $365
Ginger and Smart Rover Jacket, $770
Saint Laurent Motorcycle Jacket, $6,990
The Row Anasta Leather Jacket, $4,008.60
Saint Laurent Double Breasted Coat Dress, $7,890
ACNE Studios Biker Jacket, $2,200
Deadwood Leather Biker Jacket, $658.02
Prada Oversized Nappa Leather Jacket, $7,100
Ksubi Amplify Leather Jacket, $699.95
Bassike Leather Cut Out Trench, $2,995
Nobody Denim Classic Leather Jacket, $799
St Cloud Leather Blazer, $599
ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Oversized Jacket, $300
Coach Moto Jacket, $2,295
Seed Leather Biker Jacket, $369.95
Viktoria + Woods Nightfall Leather Trench, $1,200