John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John wearing their famous leather jackets in Grease | Source: NBC News

Style Staple: The Best Leather Jackets to Invest in This Winter

There are few fashion pieces that are more of a style staple than the leather jacket. Since its creation in the early 1900s as protection from the cold weather, the versatile piece has proven it can withstand fashion trends, style shifts and seasonal weather changes.

It’s simply a must-have for any wardrobe and whether it’s gracing runways or starring in iconic films, the humble leather jacket can do it all. So if you’re searching for a durable style piece for winter, then there isn’t much than can offer the cold defence and adaptable aesthetic like the leather jacket.

Here are some of the best leather jackets you should be investing in this winter.

Acne Studios

The Swedish brand brings Scandinavian minimalism and avant-garde details to the classic biker style leather jackets. It takes the style staple and modernises it with clever, niche touches that subtly elevate the range making it a little more eccentric.

Acne Studios leather jacket
Price: A$2,350 | A$2,500 | Source: Acne Studios


If you’re after the sleek leather jacket style, the London-born brand probably shouldn’t be your go-to. Its moody, grungy and dark aesthetics however deliver brilliant outerwear with attitude. Founded in 1994, you can expect a range of designs in soft supple leather with modern cuts and a shadowy colour palette.

Approx A$711 | Source: AllSaints

The Jacket Maker

The brand combines old-world bespoke tailoring with modern practices to make high-quality custom leather jackets for both men and women. Exquisitely custom-crafted using the finest raw materials, The Jacket Maker offers an incredible range tailored to the customer. If you’re searching for a luxury leather jacket this winter that you want to be customised specifically for your needs, The Jacket Maker should be your next stop.

Saint Laurent

It’s definitely worth investing in a Saint Laurent leather jacket if you want a timeless piece that is on the edgier side. While the traditionally masculine black leather biker jacket has been a staple in the brand’s collections for years, it also offers pieces that are sleek and elegant, perfect for a stylish winter night out.

YSL Motorcycle jacket with studs
Motorcycle jacket with studs – A$6,370 | Source: YSL
YSL Women's leather suit jacket
Women’s leather suit jacket – A$6,905 | Source: YSL


The UK clothing brand is known for its signature belted leather jackets that are classic, timeless, refined and quintessentially British. Founded in 1924, Belstaff was the first company to use wax cotton in the manufacturing of its leather jackets to improve waterproofing. This brand is for those who want a traditional leather jacket but with a modern flair.

Belstaff may shirt
May Shirt – Approx A$1,362 | Source: Belstaff

Karen Millen

For those who want to make a statement with their leather jacket, British brand Karen Millen has an incredible range of pieces in vibrant colours, eclectic styles and lavish details. Where timeless luxury meets modern elegance, one of its leather jackets is the perfect versatile piece for an evening dinner out or a casual event.

Karen Millen black leather jacket
Leather Signature Biker Jacket – A$710 | Source: Karen Millen
Karen Millen leather jacket
Military Leather Biker – A$730 | Source: Karen Millen
Karen Millen brown leather jacket
Leather Quilted Trench Coat – A$1,278 | Source: Karen Millen


The British label worn by celebrities such as Kate Middleton is known for producing brilliant staple wardrobe pieces. Its distinctive twist on classic silhouettes is defined by sharp details and standout designs. For those searching for intelligent style with a feminine touch without compromise, a ME + EM leather jacket will make a subtle statement on any occasion.

Leather Crop Bomber Jacket
Leather Crop Bomber Jacket – A$‌1,050 | Source: ME + EM

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