It only comes around every so often, and when you see it, you assuredly know it. I’m talking, of course, about the never-ending search to scope out one of the best men’s jackets, especially a hard-to-find, seriously cool and impeccably stylish spring jacket like the much-loved Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket. It’s back in stock at the famed San Francisco retailer, and is better than ever in its current iteration: It’s a splurge-worthy, drool-worthy jacket, and one of the best leather jackets for men, to boot. And in some shape or form, the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket has been a longtime favorite of this writer, going back to 2015 and right on through to 2022. If you’ve been on the hunt for a way to really invest in the best with a new leather jacket for spring, the remarkable, frankly incredible Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is the perfect pick-up right now.
Now, it’s never easy to design or produce one of the best leather jackets for men: It takes care, attention to detail and a certain know-how, which is what makes the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket all the more impressive. It’s handmade in San Francisco by the outerwear masters at Golden Bear, who continue to take classic styles and produce them with time-honored methods for today’s modern man. Luckily, the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is no different.
Available in three different stunning shades of leather, the Whiskey Steerhide edition of the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is your author’s personal favorite, with the potential to break in wonderfully the more you wear. It’ll mold to your body thanks to the supple 3.75oz. steerhide leather, which should prove tough enough to handle spring breezes and yet none too bulky when worn over your favorite T-shirt. Think of the rugged, tough-as-nails Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket like a change of pace compared to other Taylor Stitch menswear essentials, like a thick shawl cardigan for winter or a refined wool blazer. Finished off with Thinsulate insulation in a warm quilted lining, the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is a multi-purpose jacket as at home on a chopper or behind the wheel as it is when worn with indigo jeans, rugged Taylor Stitch boots and a classic tee on a casual spring weekend.
It’s worth considering another crucial point when it comes to the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket — it’s certainly worth the investment-level price tag ($1,075), because it’s finely crafted and made to last and last. Right on down to the sturdy antique brass sleeve zippers and the front YKK two-way antique brass zipper, the details are thoughtfully executed and perfectly styled. Throw in touches like reinforced zig-zag collar stitching and gusseted shoulders for ease of movement, and the Taylor Stitch Moto Jacket is the ideal blend of practical function and rugged style. In short: It’s one of the best men’s jackets for spring, and you should shop accordingly.