Maybe it’s because leather jackets last so long that they keep coming back after comeback, year in and year out. This does not mean that it is the same style of jacket that keeps popping up; in fact, the styles are incredibly varied. But you can be sure that each season will introduce at least a handful of new designs.

Leather is a material that has been used for so long, it is impossible to imagine when it was not popular. And since superstars and celebrities constantly wear leather jackets, leather shoes and often also leather pants and jumpsuits, it is not surprising that this material continues to be popular.

One of the major factors of leather jackets is that they come in an incredible range of shapes and sizes. These range from the short bomber jacket at the waist to long retro styles that are more in line with the original bomber style from World War I. Then there are motorcycle jackets, including the Harley Davidson jacket, which is so popular among those who are obsessed with motorcycles.

One of the things that definitely keeps the flight jacket and motorcycle jacket in fashion is that they have become associated with legends. For example, teenage icon James Dean, though far away, is still in books and on posters wearing his impressionable leather gear. Other legends who have also made sure that leather jackets will always come back include actor Marlon Brando - another Harley Davidson fan, the king of rock, Elvis Presley, stuntman Evel Knievel and the rude advertising campaigner Marboro Man. A newer design played by Tom Cruise in the 1986 film, Top Gun jacket is still a fashion item, thanks in large part to the original crazy wearer.

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One of the major factors of leather jackets is that they come in an incredible range of shapes and sizes. These range from the short bomber jacket at the waist to long retro styles that are more in line with the original bomber style from World War I. Then there are motorcycle jackets, including the Harley Davidson jacket, which is so popular among those who are obsessed with motorcycles.