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November 13, 2018 4 min read


Nothing says style like the leather jacket worn by actor Vin Diesel—but how do you go about getting your own jacket to look as great?

The Fast and the Furious series has taken the world by storm for many years, become a cult classic and even a mainstream hit. Leading the cast has always been the familiar face of Mr. Diesel, offering a unique style that is consistent with his character—one that I love.
There’s so much more to wearing a leather jacket than meets the eye, though. Without the key basics, you might find your purchase a bit underwhelming, especially when compared to the suave way that the Fast and Furious star can wear it.

Yes, there is more to the art of a jacket than simply buying one. You might be surprised to learn that even something like your attitude makes a differences—leather is not for the meek or the timid. Instead, it’s for those who are bold and willing to stand out a little.
I personally love these jackets but understand the challenges, so I don’t want you to fall short. So keep reading to learn these key secrets to style.

Before We Begin…

First, let’s go over what you’ll need for this tutorial. Actually, you won’t need too much, but first and foremost, you’ll need a jacket.

There are a number of options and types to choose from and each come with their own specific nuances. We’ll go into those in more detail in the following sections, but for now, just know that you’ll need a jacket.

Lastly, you’ll need a desire to do something bold and different. You might also need to have a very open mind, as channeling that Vin Diesel energy could take embodying a whole new different you, so keep reading.

In summary, here’s what you’ll need:

  • A Leather Jacket
  • Willingness to Be Bold

#1 – Pick a Jacket

When it comes to rocking that Vin Diesel style, you’ll first have to start off with a jacket.
There are a number of types and styles to choose from. Although there are a whole lot of them, we’ll cover the ones most similar to Mr. Diesel’s:

  • Classic Leather Jacket
  • Biker Jacket

When it comes to the classic leather jacket, you are getting all the essentials. Deep, dark black leather and all the right zippers for both fashion and function.
The result is the kind of style you would expect to see in one of the Fast and Furious films, but without all the burning rubber, of course. There is another similar option to choose from, however.

The biker jacket is another classic that can also pass for Mr. Diesel’s garment, though it also has certain differences.

Mainly, the distinction between the traditional leather jacket and the biker variety is in its function, not appearance. You’ll still find the standard black leather, deep and rich, trimmed to perfection. However, it is more fit for the functional and rugged lifestyle typical for bikers.
With all these in mind, let’s move on to the next step.

Vin Diesel leather jacket
#2 – How To Wear It

There are a number of unique styles you can choose to wear a leather jacket. You can go with the classic and standard jacket, white t-shirt underneath, and a pair of denim jeans.
This is a combination that you can rarely go wrong with, but does it match that classic Vin Diesel style from the Fast and the Furious franchise? Well, not exactly.

One of the most standard looks rocked by Mr. Diesel is a classic leather jacket style with a dark, graphic t-shirt underneath. From there, the options are quite diverse on how to customize it.
You won’t have to worry about what the design says or shows. However, if you want to match the look, consider a pitch black shirt with white or silver/gray designs on it. This provides a great contrast to the leather’s black tone, while also helping the diversity of the design shine through.

The black-on-black style is certainly classic and Vin can carry it like few others. Embedded in his approach is a level of confidence and charisma that helps maintain the whole package. Without these excluded features, it could be a totally different outcome.

Of course, we’ve only covered half the challenge. What about the lower half? Well, keeping in line with the overall color scheme, the actor is often found on screen wearing black jeans or pants. Is there an overall shortcoming of diversity in color? Some could argue this, but the absence helps create a certain grittiness that is natural to the character.

Fast & Furious leather jacket
#3 –Attitude

It might not seem relevant, but the confidence you carry while wearing a classic leather jacket can go a long way—especially in matching that Vin Diesel vibe.

First and foremost, these items are masculine. They harken back to a different era and a modern one, too, but at its core, you are channeling a masculine energy. Certainly, Vin is known for this persona on the set of his films, and he comes off as charismatic yet firm. The combination of these qualities has helped create the public persona that has also become the face of an entire franchise. When people think of Fast and Furious, there’s no doubt Vin’s face—and his leather jacket—comes to mind.

I can tell you one thing from personal experience, though: when you put on one of these incredible jackets, you’ll feel instantly more confident.

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So, did you enjoy this tutorial? I certainly hope you did and I definitely cannot wait to know that you’re rocking one of these jackets. They’re certainly big shoes to fill, being Vin Diesel and all, but none of this should give you pause.

From my personal experience, when you get these basics in order, channeling that Diesel vibe is easily accomplished. For you, these tips will get you to that goal in no time.

So let everyone know what you think in the comments below—will you give this look a try? Or have you done so already? How was the experience? If you’ve got any friends or family looking for this style, be sure to share this article.

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