The final season of Sons Of Anarchy premiered last night on FX. While we’re sad to see the show end for a number of reasons (Jax’s existential battle between club and family; Tig’s sick and twisted mind; Wayne’s weed smoking) we take some solace in knowing that SOA helped bring biker style back to the fore. From Marlon Brando in The Wild One to Peter Fonda in Easy Rider to Jax on Sons, bikers have not only ridden some badass motorcycles on the big and small screen, they’ve also looked pretty damn cool doing so.
No single item of clothing speaks to that cool more than the leather motorcycle jacket. The perfect blend of form and function, the motorcycle jacket is also the ideal layer as the temperature starts to dip. We rounded up the 6 most badass versions out right now, from timeless classics to modern interpretations. And the best part about these jackets is that you don’t have to go through any gang initiation to get them.