By Megan Gustashaw.
Made famous by European motorcyclists in the '60s and '70s who would race each other through the city streets on their bikes, the racer jacket is a menswear icon. Translation: No matter how many of your friends are wearing bombers these days, you'll never be out of style in one of these. The traditional racer jacket is marked by five core traits—a slim fit, tapered arms, stand-up collar, black leather, and minimal details—but you'll plenty of find variations on shelves today. Here are a few of the more classic styles we like, from budget-friendly to investment-of-a-lifetime buys.
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