Although you’d be forgiven for thinking summer never actually happened, autumn is now upon us…the perfect time to get that old vintage motorcycle out of the garage and back onto the sodden streets. What do you mean, you don’t have a bike? Pah, they’re dangerous anyway; far better to take the interesting bits of bikerdom – the superb clothing – and just use the bus. Today, we present you with our five favourite suede biker jackets, each of which is guaranteed to add a bit of texture and colour to your transitional wardrobe.
Superdry Real Hero Suede Biker Jacket – £199.99, Superdry
We begin with a real premium piece – Superdry Real Hero suede biker jacket. Collarless in style, this superb jacket has been crafted from suede leather in a rich golden colour, with a contrast lining and single inside pocket. On the outside, you’ll find four pockets – two horizontal ones at chest height and two slanted ones lower down on either side. Zipping up at the front, it fastens across the neck with two popper fastenings.
Deer Biker in Burgundy with Borg Collar – £145, Black Dust
Black Dust is a company that prides itself on producing ‘toughened-up outerwear’ that channels both Indian and UK influences and this burgundy biker jacket shows how they transform both into London street style. This deer suede biker has an asymmetrical zip-up fastening, as well as zipped cuffs and larged notched lapels. There are poppers on the lapels, as well as fastening on the belt loops, and three slanted zip pockets at the front.
Lean Suede Biker Jacket – £250, Selected Homme
This sand-coloured suede biker jacket by Selected Homme has been cut to be a close fit, and it has a number of smart touches, including epaulettes on the shoulders. An asymmetric, slightly slanted zip fastens up the front, and there are two standard waist-height pockets as well as a slanted chest pocket at the front – each of them fasten with zips. If that’s still not enough zips for you then you’ll find a zip on each cuff as well.
Eli Suede Biker Jacket, Navy – £375, Reiss
Reiss’s Eli jacket is as luxurious as you’d expect from the brand – it’s been fashioned from soft Indian goat suede in stylish navy and is fully lined. This simple and super-smart piece has a press-stud tab collar, and, unusually, two patch pockets at the hip, both of which fasten at the top with zips. There are popper fastenings at the cuffs as well as at the waistband, which makes the item adjustable.
Cobalt Faux Suede Biker Jacket – £40, Boohoo.com
If you like the look but want to save an animal or two, this cobalt faux suede biker jacket fro Boohoo.com could be the one for you. In a bright, almost electric blue suedette, it as an asymmetric zip fastening at the front, four pockets, an array of poppers on the lapels and epaulettes, and – unlike our other contenders – comes complete with a belt, which fastens around the bottom of the jacket.