This story appears in the November 2016 issue of Playboy. Subscribe

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.