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Do you know why bikers favor leather jackets over, say, twill trench coats? Not only are they instrumental in communicating "tough guy," but they're also windproof. And what season is more notorious for wind than spring? Leather jackets—particularly of the biker variety—tend to get shuttled into autumn territory, but they're actually a great springtime solution, too.
Here are 17 of the season's best leather and suede styles in weights, colors, and prints suited for warmer days. The options go beyond classic moto silhouettes and include a few faux styles as well as some straight-from-the-runway dream pieces. Click through the gallery above to shop them all.