Contrary to what the name suggests, the double rider leather jackets are not just for people who regularly ride bikes or have any form of interest in bikes. Anyone can wear them at any time and at any place they want.
“But why would anyone want to wear a double rider moto jacket if they don’t have anything to do with motorcycles?” You ask. Well, the short answer would be to get a unique look that is not provided by any other design of leather jackets. But to get a proper response to this question, we need to first look at the types of leather jackets available on the market and what outfit options they present.
There are thousands of leather jacket designs available on the market. But most of them fall under a few trendy categories, namely the traditional jackets, the bomber and aviator jackets, and the biker jackets.
Traditional leather jackets are excellent in their own rights, but most of the designs they offer are very straightforward and devoid of any unique, eye-catching features, which is ideal if you are building a simplistic and minimalist wardrobe, but not so much if your focus is on a unique style. Bomber jackets, on the other hand, are quite stylish and offer a wide variety of designs. But most of them are a bit baggy and look a bit too last century in most cases.
This is where the rider leather jackets come to our rescue. Let’s take a look at some of our best men’s biker leather jackets to better understand the appeal of these fancy jackets but let’s look at some of the basics first.
A Brief History of Rider Jackets
Moto jackets or biker jackets are a timeless classic and representative of the “tough biker guy” aesthetic. It was invented in the 1920s and became an instant hit among bike-riding folk. It provided ample protection against the weather and injuries from falling and was very comfortable. To top it all off, it offered a style incentive and made the wearer look good while riding their bike. For a period of time, a major bike company bundled these jackets with the purchase of a motorcycle, which helped immensely in its introduction to the masses.
These double rider leather jackets were also used in many Hollywood movies, especially by the main protagonist of an action flick, which really cemented these jackets as the cool and badass man’s attire in the minds of the general public. As of today, the association with the biker gangs and delinquents has faded, but the style and appeal have remained.
Best double rider leather jackets under $500
We here at The Jacket Maker understand the appeal of a biker jacket and appreciate its role in men’s fashion. That’s why we are offering high-quality handmade jackets at a price that is accessible to as many people as possible. Below is a list of seven of our most famous biker jackets and moto rider jackets, categorized into two main sections based on their primary color.
Furton Black Leather Biker Jacket
First on our list is the shiny Furton Black Leather Biker Jacket, and there can’t be a better example to show the style one of these jackets can bring to your wardrobe. It offers all the characteristics that make these kinds of jackets unique and fun to wear.
You can pair a black double rider leather jacket with all-black outfits for the classic stern biker look. Or, you can wear it over a plain colored t-shirt as the accent piece of your attire. The sky is the limit when it comes to styling with this leather jacket.
Vincent Black Leather Biker Jacket
Want to wear a similar design as the previous one, but don’t enjoy as much shine? Then check out the Vincent Black Leather Biker Jacket. Once again, the unique design and fancy composition of this piece of men’s upper wear is its selling point and provides a look that is exclusive to this type of jacket.
This jacket is a bit on the shining front, not very attention-grabbing, and has some of that tough-guy vibe to it. You can complement its looks by pairing it with darker colors, like greys and really dingy blues. Rustic and weathered-looking colors work like a charm and blend in nicely with the jacket, creating a proper theme around your outfit.
Allaric Alley Distressed Black Leather Biker Jacket
As far as leather garments are concerned, the distressed look is one of the most exceptional and unique. It gives an air of luxury and comfort without being overly shiny or standing out like a sore thumb. And if you are interested in this kind of aesthetics, then the Allaric Alley Distressed Black Leather Biker Jacket is for you.
Men’s distressed double rider jackets, in particular, hold a special niche in the market for being so distinct from others. People expect at least a little sheen from leather, but these distressed jackets shatter the notion and boast a look that is mate and in line with the modern trend of material design and matte colors. Mate black has also taken over glossy black in recent years. So, to say that this jacket is the epitome of current fashion trends won’t be wrong.
Raiden Brown Leather Biker Jacket
If you are not a big fan of black jackets, or you already own one, then why not give the second most popular color, brown, a chance. The Raiden Brown Leather Biker Jacket is a key example of the opulence and style a brown jacket can bring to your daily outfits.
This jacket is made from genuine cowhide leather and is processed with a pull-up finish. Pull-up finish is renowned for its ability to stretch over time, and this stretching causes the area of effect to get lighter in color. This phenomenon gives your jacket a history and tells a story of your life with it throughout the years, and due to the nature of this effect – the stretch marks that your jacket gets would be unique in the whole world.
Noah Brown Leather Biker Jacket
While staying on the topic of brown jackets, let’s take a look at the Noah Brown Leather Biker Jacket. It has everything a good biker should have while also boasting a very distinctive dark brown color. This color is remarkable because it is not fresh looking while also avoiding the rustic and dingy look.
In terms of styling this jacket with different outfits, you have great flexibility in the department of blacks and greys. Everything in that ballpark looks lovely with this jacket and blends like a charm with it. But that is not your only option. Another popular styling method is to go in the opposite direction and pair this one of our best men’s brown double rider jackets with white and other lighter colors. Going this route will grant your jacket the honor of being the center point of your outfit and make it stand out as an accent piece.
Alberto Shearling Brown Leather Jacket
Let’s take things on the other end of the brown jacket spectrum, and talk about the polished and warm Alberto Shearling Brown Leather Jacket. The first thing about this jacket that will catch everyone’s eyes is its lavish and confident color. It proudly boasts a fresh brown color with a varnished look to it.
The outside is made out of sheepskin leather, which is lined perfectly with faux fur to give it that antique appearance. A look of the times when sheepskin was inverted to create a jacket with actual sheep fur on the inside that provided the warmth needed to survive in extremely cold environments. Besides their fascinating history, Shearling jackets are renowned for their warmth and comfort, and this double rider leather jacket is a champion in both of those fronts.
Danny Quilted Brown Leather Biker Jacket
Last on our list is the distinctively eye-catching and attention-grabbing Danny Quilted Brown Leather Biker Jacket. This is another one of those pieces of clothing that fit perfectly in modern fashion. The main selling point is its color and the pattern it holds, which is different for every jacket we make. The word “unique” is not even enough to describe how this particular article of men’s upper wear separates itself from the rest.
There is an underlying beauty in its chaotic color pattern, which is enhanced by its unconventional hue which is a mix between grey and brown. You don’t see anything like it on the streets, so wearing one will set you apart from the crowd in an instant. In terms of what matches well with it, you can try on almost anything and create your own modern art-inspired outfit. As a side note, ripped black or grey jeans fit this double rider leather jacket’s aesthetic flawlessly.
How to style a double rider leather jacket?
Styling the double rider leather jackets is an exciting proposition. While other, more straightforward leather jackets allow you to wear pretty much anything under them and still look decent. But biker jackets are different in a fundamental manner.
Traditional vs. Rider jackets
Look at it this way. Traditional winter jackets are worn over any outfit for added style or protection against the weather. You can be wearing pretty much anything, and putting a top over it would most likely improve it. Sure, you can choose your clothing item that matches the jacket really well and make your whole attire ten times better looking, but it is not necessary.
Moto jackets need a bit more care into what you wear under them, but the result is very much worth it. Look at the biker jacket as the centerpiece of your ensemble. The Center point here refers as something that you design the rest of the outfit around. Let’s say you own a shiny black double rider jacket. Then consider what will look good with it? But here’s the fun part. There are no rules on what you can and can’t wear.
You can go all-black with a plain black t-shirt or, even better, a turtle neck, black jeans, and entirely black sneakers. You can completely embrace the biker origins and go for a feature-rich outfit with chained jeans and long leather boots. Or, you can mix it with colorful shirts and interesting patterns to create an exciting contrast. The sky is the limit when it comes to mixing and matching different designs and styles of clothing with rider jackets.
Can you wear a double rider leather jacket in a smart casual style?
There are no rules to what you can and can’t pair with your rider jacket. So, if you fancy a casual look, you can most definitely do that. A popular way of achieving that look is wearing a casual shirt, a matching tie, and a light-colored sweater under your jacket with either jeans or casual pants.
Fit is everything
When it comes to any other design of jackets like the bomber jackets, the fit gives you some leeway and flexibility. Those jackets can be an inch wider or half an inch shorter, and everything would still look wonderful. But in the case of slim-fit rider leather jackets, a perfect fitting is absolutely critical.
The jacket maker offers its customers an advanced measuring and size determining tool, as well as a variety of different sizes to fulfill everyone’s needs. But if the predetermined measurements do not represent your fit, or you want something tailor-made to your specific requirements, then we also offer a custom motorcycle jackets service.
By using our bespoke service, you can get in touch with one of our talented designers and design every aspect of the jacket. You can choose the fabric or leather type, colors, styles, and every feature that will appear on your jacket.