I'm a huge fan of leather... and beef I guess, so maybe I'm a huge fan of cows. Anyhow, I wanted to show you some of my leather items, and why I think that all of them are musts in a man's wardrobe.
1. Leather Jacket
Theory Leather Jacket
Want to feel badass? Get a leather jacket. Not only is it a classic piece that has always been in style, but it's also one of the most standout pieces you can own. What I mean by "standout" is that if you get a nicely fitted leather jacket, it will get noticed, likely leading to loads of compliments. However, the great news is that you can still wear this bad boy quite regularly. You might get compliments on your red pants, but if you wear them 4 times a week, people may start to wonder if you have other pants. The same does NOT apply to your leather jacket, mainly because of its versatility & timelessness.
2. Leather Shoes
Clarks Beeswax Desert Boots
A must, in every way. Black or brown in both dress and casual forms needed. I personally think that wearing leather shoes contributes the most to distinguishing boys from men. Sorry to offend grown men who still wear sneakers and athletic shoes everywhere, but in my life, I felt it was a big step to go from Asics to Johnston & Murphys. Plus, let's be real, leather shoes look great.
3. Leather Belt
Hugo Boss Leather Belt
Gotta have a leather belt. Other material can be used for casual belts, but leather is king here in my opinion. A must for dress belts, and highly recommended for casual belts as well.
4. Leather Watch Strap
Hamilton Leather Watch Strap
I love both stainless steel watches and leather strapped watches, but recently, I've started to favor leather. There's something so classy about leather strap watches, and they can be used both casually and formally. Black leather without contrast stitching is my ultimate preference, but as you can see in the picture, I love me some brown leather (with contrast stitching) as well.
In all, leather is the way to go with various items in your wardrobe. They'll get better with age, hopefully last a long time, and provide you with that bit of badassery you've constantly longed for. Timeless, slick, and awesome.