A Badass Leather Jacket
No piece better encapsulates the absolute all out bravado of rock stars quite like the leather motorcycle jacket. It’s tough, abrasive, and is the type of piece that feels equally at home at the shabbiest of drinking holes or on the hyper competitive streets of Parisian street style. The leather motorcycle jacket is a timeless classic sure to last you a lifetime if procured wisely. It is not the item where thriftiness is rewarded. An investment in a quality piece will more than pay for itself over it’s lifetime when you calculate the number of times you can wear it, which is 24/7/365.
Black Jeans Or Bust!
While skimping on your leather jacket is never wise, pinching a penny or two on your go-to black denim isn’t the worse thing in the world. Instead of blowing your entire clothing war chest on a pair of ultra expensive black jeans, try and find a cheap or more comparable bargain pair. The key is that you want a pair that you can wear endlessly. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, whenever. These jeans will be as permanent on your thighs as that regrettable tattoo your friend got in high school.
Under The Radar Beater Kicks
The last area to conquer in channeling your inner Hollywood actress slaying rocker vibe is the kicks. You want them to be unpretentious and predisposed to catching a scuff or two, so put away the Jordans. What you’re looking for in your sneakers is preferably a canvas shoe that will age in a similar fashion to raw denim. They’re not going to be pristine with that alluring fresh out of the box appeal, but they’ll tell one hell of a story.
Bringing It All Together
The greatest thing about Matthew’s look is how versatile it is. You can wear the basic jacket, jeans and shoes combo over and over, while making it feel fresh with different t-shirts, knits, or a hoodie layered underneath. It’s a look befitting a man who spends his nights looking for adventure and days hiding from the sun. Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs famously wore the same outfits repeatedly as a life hack to reduce their time spent thinking about clothes, so why not adopt a similar mindset, but in far more stylish clothes.