11 September 2021

Why Men Need To Ditch The Blazer In Favour Of A Leather Jacket

Cadogan Menswear

When it comes to men’s fashion, we always look to the classic blazer as an essential. Even when retro style is making its way back into our lives. With 70s influence staying strong, it is no wonder we are seeing tailored pieces popping up at casual events. 

As eye catching as a blazer can be. In the fashion realm we tend to find ourselves striving for something more. 

Style changes in the blink of an eye, so why not come up with something new for the party. This can come off as bold since new can meet old if it complements the right dish well. In this case, it is your replacement for the tired classic blazer. Sometimes you need to hit the refresh button on your wardrobe and just try something different. 

The idea of the sophisticated suit look from head to toe with casual trainers was a big hit at one point. Even the no socks thing, I feel it's had its day and we say goodbye. But to be completely honest, those just have a weak presentation. It wasn’t that fun and kind of felt mediocre at times. Even when they were spotted at Men’s Fashion Week a few times over.

You can still gather inspiration from the old and mix it to complement the new. All you need is to know where to start. Keep the classic concept, just add a bit more edge and less boring if you catch my drift. This is why men need to ditch the blazer in favour of a leather jacket

Men's Leather Jacket
Photo: Men's Leather Jacket Getty Images 

Why? leather jackets have been alive and thriving since the 1960’s and you don’t have to be James Dean or Bridget Bardot to pull it off flawlessly. 

Men's Leather Jacket
Photo: Men's GQ Style Men's Leather Jacket 

Think of it this way, you just replace the blazer and wear everything you wore with it but instead swap it with a leather jacket.

GQ Men's Magazine
Photo: GQ Men's Street Style Fashion MFW

What is great about this idea is how versatile a leather jacket can be. Plus, you end up feeling more modern with a cool factor mixed with maybe a tad bit of edge.

GQ Street Style For Men
Photo: Men's Leather Jacket Street Style

 It just has a classic element without looking outdated and has a universal age as well. Globally, anyone can rock this concept and look pretty bad ass while doing it. 

MFW Street Style Men's GQ
Photo: Men's GQ MFW Street Style

What do you think of a leather jacket replacing a blazer for men?

Written by Heather Noire 



  1. I always love seeing an older guy in one especially.

  2. I love seeing men in both. I think they are both great style contributions to fashion.
    I hope you are doing great this weekend : ) xo


    1. I agree it is a nice way to be polished and edgy at the same time.

  3. I am a big fan of leather jackets! They add a coolness that goes a long way.


    1. I agree. And you can be very versatile with them as well.

  4. I do like a leather jacket, it really does transform an outfit and give it a different feel to a blazer!

    Corinne x

    1. I agree. And you can wear it to an event like you would a blazer. But give it a more modern spin.

  5. I love how a leather jacket can give such a rock style.
    This is so stylish. I really love when men wear them.

    1. I think a rock style is so fun. And you can make it your own.

  6. I think leather jackets never go out of style. It is a great investment piece!

  7. I'm a big fan of leather jackets (for both men and women!). They're such great investment pieces and definitely make the look a bit edgier!
    Julia x

    1. They are so versatile for men and women. And look so sleek and chic.

  8. The black leather jacket does look nice, esp with a sharp black tee or even a white one!


    1. Exactly right. And it is a nice change from the traditional blazer.

  9. I love the leather jacket, but I love the blazer too!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com



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