May 13, 2016

How to Style a Leather Jacket : The Grungy Look

Class is in session!

One staple every guy should have in their wardrobe is a leather jacket. It doesn’t matter your age, whether you’re 12 or 45, a nicely fitted leather jacket will definitely make heads turn.

When shopping for a leather jacket, you should ensure that it is real actual leather and not the synthetic pleather that will flake off over time and make you look shady. However, leather doesn’t come cheap, a new leather jacket could cost you anywhere between $200 – $300 (Kshs 20,000 – Kshs 30,000) on the lower side. If you’ve got that kind of money, go ahead and make it rain buddy. Otherwise I’d advise you go thrifting. I actually bought the leather jacket I’m wearing here at Ksh 2000 ($20) in Toi Market. It has quite a snug fit, but there was no way I was going to leave it. Nope!

For this look, I wore black faded jeans with, a graphic olive tee, black dress shoes and a black leather jacket. I was going for a minimal grunge look, one that you could rock on an evening out with your friends.

What I have on here is the ultimate cheat sheet on styling a leather jacket, the ensemble I’ve put together can work for you anytime! Feel free to add some individuality to the look though. You could put on a hat, or add some chunky jewellery according to your taste. Do you!

Jacket – Toi Market / T-shirt – Mr Price / Jeans – H&M / Shoes & Aviators – Gentleman’s Shop, Langata Mall

Photography: Complement Pictures










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  • Reply Pinchex Kirpish


    May 13, 2016 at 8:31 am
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      Cheers bruv!

      May 13, 2016 at 10:29 am
  • Reply Sandra


    May 13, 2016 at 8:33 am
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      Glad you like it Sandra!

      May 13, 2016 at 10:29 am
  • Reply Bree

    Love the entire look and those shoes are bomb…

    May 13, 2016 at 8:44 am
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      Thank you Bree, they’re so fresh yeah??

      May 13, 2016 at 10:29 am
  • Reply Cris

    Those shoes though, where are they from?

    May 13, 2016 at 11:43 am
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      I got them at the Gentleman’s Store, it’s highlighted in the post..

      May 17, 2016 at 9:53 am
  • Reply muthee

    Dapper for real.

    May 13, 2016 at 11:54 am
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      Glad you think so!!

      May 17, 2016 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Yaa

    I dig.
    I’ll do me and blend leather with rubbers

    May 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      Yaaaasss.. I suggest you go with Chuck Taylor’s

      May 17, 2016 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Timothy Prins Nzuna

    Great look! I love the clean and crisp look! Good stuff brother! #onetowatch

    May 13, 2016 at 4:41 pm
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      Thank you so much brother.. I appreciate it

      May 17, 2016 at 9:55 am
  • Reply missgaceru

    …love the jacket…<3 …and the pants just fit perfect…good piece

    May 13, 2016 at 6:24 pm
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      Thank you Miss Gaceru! Glad you like it!

      May 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Dodi

    Awesome look. I’m noting…

    May 15, 2016 at 7:26 pm
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      Hehe, relax and take notes!

      May 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Duke

    Keeping pace

    May 16, 2016 at 7:36 am
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      More coming soon!

      May 17, 2016 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Lucy

    Your cut is πŸ‘Œ
    Please post more.
    Lovely post.

    May 17, 2016 at 11:54 am
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      Thank you Lucy! My barber has got a PHD, lol

      May 26, 2016 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Liam @ The Watch Blog

    Nice watch choice, I really like the nato straps at the moment, and Daniel Wellington are such a great affordable watch brand offering high quality at the same time.

    May 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm
    • Reply Muriuki Kagiri

      I agree Liam, they’ve got such an amazing collection of minimal watches.

      May 26, 2016 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply Dennoh

    Lit Lit Lit …the leather jacket,where can I find one?

    June 2, 2016 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Jeremiah Wakaya

    Nice photography right there. Great casual look that works perfectly for weekends.

    June 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply waita muoka

    I love casuals. They have a touch and some power to create an atmosphere of equality.

    June 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply waita muoka

    A great combination of your donnings. keep it up Sir.

    June 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm
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