REPERTOIRE’S GUIDE TO BIKER STYLE
The relaunch of Belstaff has been incredibly successful and within the Barbour brand, the Steve McQueen and Triumph collections have proved extremely popular. Biker style in modern fashion is here for the long term and here at Repertoire we look to the British heritage brands Matchless, Belstaff and Barbour to achieve the undeniably cool look.
THE LEATHER JACKET
The first and most iconic piece from the biker wardrobe is the leather jacket. The tough and durable leather jacket was established in 1928, but was revolutionised by Marlon Brando and James Dean in the 1950’s, giving the look rebel status.
Fast forward to modern day and even now, many celebrities such as Johnny Depp and David Beckham can be seen adopting the leather jacket. Modern variations in design and style mean there is a style to suit everyone; get the jacket right and it’s easy to create an inherently cool, enviable biker style
Underneath the jacket, a white t-shirt is once again, timeless. Orlebar Brown is a great brand to rely on for high quality, simple designs. The biker style tends to focus on the leather and therefore move away from ostentatious prints and logos. Instead, simplicity and attitude is key.
Alternatively, Matchless have paid homage to their biker heritage by designing t-shirts with motorbike graphics, a great option for warmer days when you discard the leather jacket.
Denim is the final, essential component of the biker look. A dark wash with a slim fit would be ideal for the relaxed, alternative vibe. Whether ripped, faded or a solid wash, a good pair of jeans can complete the outfit. At Repertoire we know we can always rely on Nudie and For All Mankind for our denim needs.
The biker look has been popular for decades and has shown no indication of falling by the wayside of fashion anytime soon. So, you can be sure that investment in luxury, perfectly tailored leather or denim is well worth it.