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5 Reasons The Next Leather Jacket You Buy Should Be Brown Not Black

What to wear Now5 Reasons The Next Leather Jacket You Buy Should Be Brown Not Black

Think jackets that Serpico would wear—with some help from James Ransone.

Sure, black leather jackets are eternal but the ’70s revival is in full swing, and the color of the moment is brown. It projects retro elegance without losing an ounce of toughness, conjuring up badass dudes from Indiana Jones to the baddest ass of all: John Shaft.

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Jacket (similar) $1,500, by Coach 1941, Sweater and pants
by Coach 1941

We had actor James Ransone (a.k.a. Chester “Ziggy” Sobotka from season two of The Wire) come by our studio and show us how to channel effortless '70s cool. Catch him this fall playing a mining-town misfit in the western film In a Valley of Violence.

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Saint Laurent $4,490

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Dolce & Gabbana $3,875

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Brunello Cucinelli $5,375

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Neil Barrett $3,700

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