30 Brown Leather Jackets That Will Put Your Black Ones to Shame

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For as long as I can remember, I've had some style of a black leather—or faux leather—jacket hanging in my closet. I wore them with everything: on top of hoodies, turtlenecks, and white T-shirts, with jeans, leggings, skirts, and more. Now, though, 26 years and countless black leather jackets later, my loyalty to the classic style has started to wane, mostly because of another leather jacket color that's far less ubiquitous. 

More and more, designers are ditching plain black for a range of warm and luxurious shades of brown when crafting their leather outerwear. And after seeing a mix of brown leather blazers, puffers, shearling jackets, and trenches on the street style scene these last few seasons, it dawned on me that perhaps my black leather selection wasn't the end game after all. Brown leather, however, is a different story. 

Ahead, shop the brown leather jackets that made me hang up my more than 26-year-long relationship with black ones.

Brown Leather Blazers

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The leather blazer has become a staple over the last few years, as leather and faux-leather fashion—including jackets, pants, skirts, and dresses—transitioned from statements to staples.

Brown Shearling Coat

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For winter, a brown leather shearling coat will never be wrong. Warm, chic, and surprisingly versatile, this silhouette is a cold-weather must. 

Brown Leather Moto Jacket

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Everyone knows that the moto style is the leather jacket, but its pervasive nature can also be a hindrance. Think about it: Nobody wants what everyone else has. That's where a brown moto jacket comes in. The varying shades that this style comes in allows it to feel different than its standard-issue black counterpart, giving the silhouette a much-needed oomph.

Brown Leather Puffer Jacket

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Ahh, the leather puffer. Kicked off by Budapest-based label Nanushka in its fall 2019 collection, the leather puffer trend has become a staple of the winter fashion scene, frequently spotted on influencers and editors alike.

Brown Leather Shacket

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The fashion crowd may like leather puffers, but they love leather shackets—a buzzy style of jacket that resembles the silhouette of a button-down shirt. 

Brown Leather Trench Coats

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Every time the weather dips below 60 degrees, I get a giddy feeling—and it has nothing to do with pumpkin spice or apple picking. Rather, my excitement surrounding fall is all to do with trench coat season, that short-but-sweet timespan when a wool coat is too much but a trench is just enough. 

Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.