We’ve been fixated on spring as of late, but since it’s only February it’s not quite time for cantaloupe chiffon just yet. Actually, the motorcycle jacket maintains its momentum through spring, and while black is not the most spring-like of color choices, a lightweight black biker jacket is a great transition piece as winter wanes. Just for fun, we’ve found two versions—one comes with a pricetag that we’d have to pass over, the other is budget enough to qualify as a fun, late-season purchase (and black will still be big this fall, natch). So, which is which?
On the left is the one we’d have to leave behind, a Mike & Chris Biker Jacket, $247 at Barney’s. On the right, an equally stylish Twelve by Twelve jacket for just $59.