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!