The world of men’s leather jacket is varied and wonderful. But finding the perfect match for your daily use is a task considerably more complicated than it looks. But, fear not because The Jacket Maker is here to your rescue.
A leather jacket is one of the most essential components of a man’s wardrobe. No matter the season, region, or reason, a well-made and well-styled jacket always perfectly fits the scene, which has been true for centuries. But it’s a real shame that most people are unaware of the vast and fascinating history of these animal hide jackets.
Types of leather jackets:
The world of leather jackets is so much bigger and expansive than it looks at first glance, and the sheer amount of options availed to everyone are, quite frankly, ridiculous and overwhelming. But lucky for us, these are ways to roughly categorize these, and some of the most popular groups are:
- The Bomber jackets, which are based on old military and air force designs.
- The Shearling jackets, which are usually made from sheepskin and are often meant for a cold season.
- The café racer jacket, or most commonly known as the biker jacket, is the core focus of this article.
So, what is a Cafe Racer Jacket?
Traditionally, the word cafe racer jacket is associated with jackets that are worn by bikers and people that drive around on fancy motorcycles. There are many designs and variations available on the market, but you can recognize a café racer jacket by its simplistic design, flat collar, and straight zipper.
Nine of the best cafe racer jackets that we offer
Now that you know a little bit about what a racer leather jacket looks like. Why not take a look at some of our best winter jackets. Keep in mind that these are only a tiny portion of the colors and designs we offer.
Let’s kick off our list with the illustrious Lavendard Brown Leather Biker Jacket. Made from high-quality leather and boasting a beautiful brown color, this is one of if not the best café racer jacket you can buy. A classic brown leather jacket is something that you can never go wrong with, whether it’s the middle of winter or the start of a lovely spring.
Brown café racer jackets are famous for their excellent compatibility with all sorts of outfits. You can rock them with a pair of blue jeans and a white t-shirt with brown leather shoes for an overall balanced outfit. Or, you can go top-heavy by going all black and making this jacket the center point of your attire.
The second item on our list of best cafe racer jackets is the classic looking Rustic Brown Leather Biker Jacket. If you want to add a little history to your closet, but do not want to wear an actual vintage racer jacket, then this is an excellent option for you.
Made from real cowhide leather, this jacket not only looks like an old antique piece, but it will also last long enough to become antique itself. This jacket is very much a conversation starter and an article of clothing that demands attention. And if you want to get a unique look with this jacket, you can pair it with light greys and light khaki colors.
While speaking of jackets that are designed to represent an era before ours, Gatsby Distressed Brown Leather Jacket is a great café racer jacket in that classic rustic brown color. The overall design of this top is very much indicative of its antique inspiration, and the color is done in a way that makes each of these jackets that we sell unique.
In terms of styling it with any outfit, it is pretty much the same deal as the previous one. The novelty factor of this classic design plays a massive role in everyday outfit selection. You can even match this jacket up with some colorful check shirts and create exciting attire.
Let’s leave the topic of historic leather jackets, and move on to one of the best café racer jackets, the Ionic Black Leather Jacket. The design of this jacket is something that is modern but not too far off from the designs from the older years.
The black color looks very clean with the simplistic design of this piece. This raw and minimal design, and a finish that is not very shiny, combine to deliver a jacket that is understated in every outfit. No matter what you decide to wear under it, it is just going to blend in with it.
Now let’s change our gears and talk about three perfect café racer jackets with shiny black leather.
The first one of the three is an excellent example of what makes leather jackets so versatile. The Hudson Black Leather Biker Jacket takes everything that makes standard leather jackets great and combines it all into one package. You’ve got the simple design, you’ve got the shiny black color, and you’ve certainly got the cool biker jacket aesthetic.
To say that this piece of men’s clothing is unique would be an understatement and a blatant lie. This black café jacket will be an excellent addition to any man’s wardrobe and will provide a level of value for money that is almost impossible to replicate with any other option available to you.
If you would like to learn more about biker jackets and the ones that we offer, you can check out our article on the best biker jackets for men.
Staying on the topic of modern and shiny black jackets, Legacy Black Leather Biker Jacket is something that you can fall in love with at first sight. The angular, minimal design complements the black color exceptionally nicely, and to top it all off, the collar is just exceptionally well built.
When it comes to mix and match with other pieces of clothing, this falls smack down the middle of our lineup. When we look at it, it is a lustrous men’s leather jacket that would sell like a hotcake. Adding this piece over any of your outfits will result in a look that is captivating and interesting from the very start.
The last one on our list of three excellent jackets with shiny black exteriors is the Equilibrium Black Leather Jacket. Don’t like to wear the dull everyday jacket that just blends in with other stuff and has no personality of its own? Then look no further than this glorious café racer jacket.
The highlight of the show with this one is its incredibly stylish and bold design that is achieved by taking the best sheepskin leather and handcrafting it into this masterpiece. The kite stitching on the torso and the arms is something that will let anyone in the world recognize it with just one look.
When it comes to blending it with a complete outfit, we recommend trying a light-colored shirt, blue or black jeans, leather boots, and this jacket combo. Or an alternative look will be all black with a hint of patterns and design with this jacket.
We have been talking a lot about all black jackets, so let’s change the formula a bit and discuss a jacket that integrates color in a smart way.
The Monza Black & Maroon Leather Biker Jacket is mainly a black café racer jacket, but the unique selling point of this one is its use of color in a subtle way. The version that we are talking about right now has two color bands on each arm that aims to add a splash of color and create visual interest. There is also a variation of this jacket with bright red armbands instead of marron.
The trick to rocking this jacket every day is to pair it with an interesting shirt. A combo with bland clean t-shirts is not the best match for this jacket.
We are at the end of this list, and we’ve saved arguably the best café racer jacket for the last. And that is the vibrant and flamboyant Alex Distressed Burgundy Leather Jacket. Boasting a burgundy-red color, this jacket is truly one of a kind. It is not often that you get a chance to add a leather jacket to your wardrobe that is brimming with color.
When it comes to wearing it daily, the trick is to just run wild. The already vibrant nature of this jacket will let you assemble an outfit that might seem weird on its own. But when combined with the perfect jacket, it elevates the bar of men’s fashion to a new height.
You can also check out our other jackets with similar colors, such as the maroon café leather jackets.
How do you wear these café racer jackets?
We have looked at these antique style jackets individually. But, before we move on to our next products, let’s take a moment to get some styling tips and suggestions.
As mentioned several times, these jackets are not the average leather jacket that you don’t even think about when putting them on. Sure, you can do that with these, but then the whole purpose of these jackets’ unique design will be lost.
Instead, these are designed to be displayed and attract attention—kind of like a piece of fine art in an exhibit. If you want to take full advantage of these tops, you should try and outfit them with clothing that is light on bright colors. Greys and light browns work excellently. Another thing you can do is mix different patterns like checks in your attire to achieve a strikingly unique look.
Who makes the best café racer leather jackets?
It would be easy to just say “The Jacket Maker” and end the answer, but it is not that simple. The real answer to this question is much more complex and nuanced than it first appears to be. Let us explain:
The first thing to make clear is your definition of “best.” Is the cheapest option the best? Or the priciest option the best? Or any other metric that you use to determine the value of a leather jacket.
For us, the best lies in a combination of excellent quality goods at a price that is 100% fair and reasonable. There is nothing we compromise on when making these jackets. Each and every one of them is cut from the finest leather and then put under the love and care of our expert craftsmen. We focus on the little details as much as we care about the leather’s quality, and the end result speaks for itself.
So, if you are also looking for the best affordable jackets for men that also guarantees quality, then The Jacket Maker is a perfect choice.