Given its rebel origins, the motorcycle jacket bridges multiple style lanes with subversive but wearable sex appeal. And the Blackmeans rider jacket from California-based streetwear savant John Elliott certainly drives the point home ($1,900, johnelliott.co). Elliott’s laid-back layering clothes have put him at the forefront of the new pack of men’s fashion designers. Tokyo’s Blackmeans collective grew out of Japanese punk subculture; its leathers are renowned for their attention to detail and hand-crafted technique. The collaboration has produced an exemplar of the motorcycle jacket in supple calfskin with a black satin lining. It’s pricey, but it’s the last leather jacket you’ll need to buy.
This story appears in the November 2016 issue of Playboy. Subscribe