Music Icons in Leather

Leather is and will always be a classic and timeless form of material. A leather jacket has been a popular choice throughout history, and more specifically ,in music history. We take a look at some of the pop music icons. 

 

 
Bob Marley, the king of reggae, was spotted wearing a bomber jacket, mixing simple cotton collared shirts with flare jeans, newsboy caps or beanies. Reflective of his music, Marley brought a sense of ease to his style. 
 Coloured leather was always the preferred choice of legendary singers Freddie Mercury of Queen and the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. Mercury was known to wear a bright yellow leather jacket when performing, always had an eccentric vibe that matched his on stage persona. 
Michael Jackson is forever immortalized in the red leather jacket with the quilted collar and black 'V' lining  in the 'Thriller' video clip. For 'Beat It' video, he changed it up with a gold lining jacket.
 
The Ramones (Tommy, Johnny, Joey, and Dee Dee) were never without a LJ. The minimalist styling consisting of skinny jeans, raglan shirts and sneakers suited them just fine. 

Widely acknowledged as one of the most influential hip-hop acts of all time, Run DMC made the 'leather jacket, fedora hat and adidas sneakers' combo popular. They put their own spin on the' sport-luxe' look, mixing high end and casual clothing together.
Photo credits: tumblr.com, rollingstone.com, billboard.com, spin.com

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