I'll be honest, I didn't think that leather belonged in someone's outfit unless they had an inconveniently long grey beard and bandanna to go with it. Now, you'll catch me advocating (but usually not wearing) leather shoes, pants and occasionally the right high-fashion top made with leather.
Leather is like a second skin, and that's exactly what we all need going into late fall/early winter. With that being said, its critical that your second skin fits like, well...a second skin. Sometimes you just need a casual jacket that feels like your best friend; which is where most of us resort to the cliche hoodie.
Like some things in life, leather only gets better with age. To say the least, a leather jacket should be an investment that'll last you for decades to come. A few weeks ago, my hunt for the perfect leather jacket didn't take as much time or money as I thought. H&M had the perfect biker jacket, at the perfect price and fit.
There are a few important things to remember when shopping for a leather jacket:
Buying a leather jacket will probably one of the biggest investments you make in your wardrobe, which can run up to a couple hundred/thousand bucks if you're looking for a jacket that will outlive you. The last thing that you want to do is make an investment that doesn't match your personality, so its important to do the extra research on different styles of leather jackets (a simple "Mens leather jacket styles" google search will do). A few of these styles include the Motocross, Fatigue, and Bomber.
Fit is king in menswear. Point blank. The jacket should sit at the waist, be slim in the arms, and should be a straight fit along the sides. Be sure to go a size smaller than you usually would since this isn't a topcoat/over coat. Plus, you don't want to look like an eskimo.
Type of Leather
With bovine (cow) leather being the most stiff/heavy, and Lambskin being the most soft to the touch, the type of leather you choose is an in depth conversation you want to have either with Google or someone at your local outerwear boutique. This will affect the durability of your jacket and how you care for it. All in all, try your best to not get any grade of leather wet.