Hooked: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Few items of clothing possess the iconic, wear-anywhere, American cool factor of the leather motorcycle jacket. From Marlon Brando’s original Perfecto to rivetheads’ mosh-ready version of the ’90s, it’s a timeless classic with absolutely no room left for improvement. Well, maybe a little. This fall, 3.1 Phillip Lim offers up an ingenious rendition in supple black leather with an unusual twist: painstaking hand-braiding. That’s right, the sleeves are constructed from braided leather strips. Meanwhile, diagonal silver zippers, a sleek self-belt and adjustable-width sleeves give the jacket limitless wearability, bike or no bike. $1,750 at 3.1 Phillip Lim flagships and select stores. 

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