Strong & Powerful: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Inspired Leather Jacket
Section 1: Introduction
Do you want to have an edge to your wardrobe but yet still be affordable? Do you hate shopping? Well you’ve come to the right place!
Believe it or not, all you need is a few colored pieces to get started! And you probably already have some of the right materials to get started!
I decided to put this piece together because there are so many men that have some great articles of clothing in their closet, but simply do not know how to wear them. Whether the patterns don’t match or the colors are just not complementing each other, I am here to help! Once you go through these steps you will see how easy it is to put some of your old shirts and pants together to create that outfit that will make you feel irresistible and confident in!
Section 2: What you will need
- Your closet
- Leather jacket
We included this because this will be something that will always finish off a look and make you look edgy and cool. Whether you’re having a night on the town, grabbing drinks with your colleagues or enjoying a weekend away, this simple piece will always help you nail this classic look every. Single. Time.
There are also many different types of leather jackets out there, but don’t be overwhelmed! We got your back, just like this jacket! Here are the different types:
- Biker leather jacket
- Classic leather jacket
- Varsity leather jacket
- Flight and bomber jacket
- Brown leather jacket
The biker and classic jacket is the easiest of all to pair things you may already have with in your closet. It is simple, yet stylish in all the right ways. You can never go wrong with this jacket! If your style is more athletic, then the varsity jacket would be perfect for you! Traditionally, these have a baggier fit to them so you’ll need some slim or slightly baggy jeans are the way to go here. Pair this with a simple hoodie underneath with some sneakers and you’re all set to hit the streets! Next, the flight and bomber jacket is the type of jacket that can be worn in the winter without feeling cold in the winter. This also allows you to wear less layers, so you still will feel incredibly warm without the extra layers that you would need with any other leather jacket. Simple t-shirts and dark or black pants will compliment this look very nicely. You will feel warm and comfortable with the added pleasure of being stylish! It’s simply perfect. Lastly, we have the brown leather jacket. For this type you should always wear dark jeans, never light, and keep the jacket the only brown clothing item on your body. Just keep your t-shirt clean and simple, and you will look great!
- Make sure you don’t layer too many t-shirts underneath leather jacket
- Make sure it sits close to your body, fitting your frame
- There should be plenty of room to move your arms up and down
- Sleeve length: needs to be longer than a regular sport coat, they shouldn’t feel tight when you raise your arms
- The collar should lay flat on your chest
- Avoid boxy cuts
- Look at the type of leather it is made with
- Light polyester lining with thinner skin is better for warmer climates
- Woolen lining with a thick skin is better for cold climates
Section 3: Instructions
Step 1: Jump into your drawers, get into your closet!
This is where you go into your closet and choose all of the items you already have that can be paired with your leather jacket. This can range from anything that are neutral colors such as black, tan, grey, or white. However, the only holes you are able to wear with this jacket are ripped jeans. This will create an even edgier style, especially with added accessories such as dark sunglasses or even a watch.
Step 2: Color and size of jacket that would best fit your wardrobe
Once you figure out the main contents of your closet regarding their colors, you are now able to select the best leather jacket for YOU! Remember, pick a color that will match the majority of your attire. Black leather jackets go with black, neutral, white, and even denim colors while brown leather jackets go with dark jeans. Always wearing dark jeans with a brown jacket will bring out your leather jacket, instead of making it look too dark, which would happen if you were to wear light blue jeans. But no matter what, just remember that ALL plain pieces go well with a leather jacket, as it adds depth to all outfits.
As for size goes, make sure that if you happen to wear a sweater or 2 layered shirts underneath, your leather jacket won’t look or feel bulky. It should feel like you’re wearing a suit jacket, and it should fit your body type. If it doesn’t feel comfortable, go up a size, and make sure that you have enough room for your arms where if you were to raise them, your jacket would stay in place and not rise.
Step 3: The Lining
You might be thinking “Wow, no one is going to see the inside of my jacket so why does it even matter?” Well, contrary to popular belief, they will! Whenever you have your jacket unzipped the lining will show, so try to select a color that will go with the outside of your leather jacket. If you want to be bold with a black leather jacket, try a color from the red family! Don’t want to stand out much? Go for a lining that matches the outside of your jacket!
Step 4: Quilted Lining
Next up: lining. That’s right, we’re getting fancy now. Quilted lining adds a unique texture to your look on the outside, while feeling like you’re wearing a comfy, warm sweater on the inside. Easy to clean, comfortable, stylish. What more could you want in life?
Step 5: Zipper Teeth
Having the ability to change the color of the zipper teeth is also something special. It’s not every day where you can decide to change the color of your zipper! The best part is, no matter what color you want, it will always go with the color of your leather jacket as well as the interior of it.
Step 6: Add To Bag and Chill
Once you choose your zipper color, then you are able to add any extra comments that you may have you’re your new jacket. That’s it! You are now officially all set to press the “Add To Bag” button! Simple and painless, right? See, we know you could do it.
Section 4: Conclusion
Sooooo, what do you think? Easy peasy? We thought this list would help you in your journey of feeling comfortable while also looking stylish and edgy. It’s the perfect addition to any wardrobe and can go with literally anything but sweatpants. So go grab drinks with your colleagues after a hard day, have a night on the town with your buddies, or hang out at a concert! Looking stylish doesn’t have to be expensive, and it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Just GO for it!