How to wear a leather shirt and look great

How to wear a leather shirt and look great

Consider a leather shirt

You’ve done the rocker thing a thousand times and while it never really gets old, we’re guessing you're ready to move on from a leather jacket to include a leather shirt.

Do it right, and a leather shirt can be the counterculture classic it's meant to be, the secret weapon of your wardrobe that makes others stop and say, "F*ck. He's actually pulling it off... Draw out the details of your look by wearing it with a so-bad-its-good turtleneck.

J. Lindeberg Leather Shirt

Leather shirt from J. Lindeberg
Turtleneck from J. Lindeberg
Model is Anders Rydning
Photo by Carl Johan Malmström
Oslo, Norway


Shop leather shirts from Mr Porter:



Alexander McQueen's iconic harness shirt is a feature of the label's collections season after season. Made in Italy, this wool version is panelled with leather and detailed with the signature buckled strap at the right shoulder. Its slim shape means it looks especially slick buttoned up to the collar.

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Valstar is synonymous with iconic outerwear - from a raincoat worn by Mr Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca to its 'Valstarino', based on A-1 flight jackets. Crafted from supple black suede, this shirt style harks back to the label's '70s safari design. Unlined for a lightweight feel, it has a neat collar, bellows pockets and buttoned cuffs, so you can roll up the sleeves in milder climates.

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Jean Shop's Western shirt is made from supple tan leather that's hand-washed and distressed for a worn-in look and feel. It's cut in a slim shape and left unlined for lightness.

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 Tom Ford's shirt has been crafted in Italy from butter-soft tan suede that's unlined to highlight the suppleness of the hide. Recalling classic Western styles, this collared piece features two flap pockets at the chest and fastens down the centre with engraved silver snaps.

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