The Gentleman Biker Aesthetic


My favourite style.

The dapper biker aesthetic has been popularised in recent times by the advent of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a charity event where men and women dress in their Sunday best and go for a group motorcycle ride for charity. Some awesome styles are seen all around the world in the participants, and it is a vibe I really like. How do you do it? Easy: wear something dapper that would look at home on a motorcycle.


Some of my favourite dapper biker outfits

I love to take an outfit that would otherwise have a sport jacket as the outer layer, and replace it with a leather jacket.


#1: Black & Brown is Fun in Town

Breaking the black and brown rule is great fun, and with this outfit I took it to the max using just monochrome and brown for a colour palette.

This outfit consisted of brown Dr. Martens 1460 boots, black Lee Riders, a vintage Perry Ellis jacquard shirt, a leather jacket by Kenneth Cole and a black patterned tie from Van Heusen. I’ve worn the shirt untucked for a more casual vibe.


#2: The Gentleman Biker

An asymmetric biker jacket can go great over a collared shirt and tie for an edgy dapper look. This look was originally put together for my brown jacket, but I had to see what the aesthetic would look like with the motorcycle jacket!

The outfit consists of a Polo Ralph Lauren button down shirt underneath a purple sweater from Hugo Boss, with a tie from Geoffrey Beene. The pants are a cotton herringbone cuffed chino from Country Road.


#3: A Change of Colour

The brown jacket takes the edge off the outfit and makes it look more refined. I had previously worn this outfit with the sweater tucked in; seeing this image made me wish I had tucked it in again, it is much better suited to it. You may notice that this outfit is quite similar to the one in a previous article ‘Vintage-inspired Smart Casual‘, with a more dressed up torso.


Related reading: Styles of Leather Jacket You’ll See in Australia


That’s all for today!

Throwing on a biker jacket over a shirt and tie is a great way to add a bit of edge to your outfit. Try it!

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Sam founded STS in 2019 to help his fellow man not just to dress (and smell) fantastic, but to enjoy it too. An avid motorcyclist, musician and sportsman, he spends most of his spare time in those pursuits.

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