A good leather jacket won’t just last you a season, it’ll live on for a lifetime.
Sure, they’re often investment items that’ll cost you, but shop right and care for your leather jacket, and you’ll have a classic wardrobe staple you can throw over everything from cute summer dresses to weekend denim.
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 or oversized vintage shapes will live on for years, while still feeling up-to-date.
If you’re after the must-have shape of the season, the leather blazer or Matrix-style trench is an obvious choice.
Vintage is always an option, 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.
13 Best Leather Jackets To Shop In Australia
Ena Pelly Classic Biker Jacket, $599 at THE ICONIC
Crossin Leather Blazer Choc, $799.95 at Ksubi
Reiss Allie Leather Collarless Biker Jacket, $670 at David Jones
Staten Island Jacket in Mulberry, $109 at THE ICONIC
Plongé Leather Biker Jacket, $6,160 at GUCCI
Alter Egos Trench Coat, $899 at Manning Cartell
Nanushka Cropped Leather Jacket, $1,374 at FARFETCH
Loremo Leather Blazer, $1,500 at Camilla & Marc
Balmain Belted Biker Jacket, $3,070 at FARFETCH
Leather Longline Coat, $1,590 at Dion Lee
Minima Esenciales Bowie Leather Blazer, $590 at THE ICONIC
Blackjack Leather Trench, $1,600 at Viktoria & Woods