Since the mid-fifties, directors have been turning to the classic leather jacket for their movies whenever they wanted to add a dose of menace or authority to their main characters. Leading actors in films such as Superman, the Bourne series and Mission Impossible have dressed in some form of leather jacket and made it part of their identity. The jacket brings with a pre-definded set of characteristics, something a director could spend several scenes trying to establish, so why spend all that time and effort when a simple item of clothing does the job perfectly. So what’s the history of this ticket to authority and when did it all begin?
From American blockbusters to British TV dramas, a male lead wearing a leather jacket is always a certain type of person and the knock-on effect is that the character impresses the viewer and so the jacket becomes a desirable part of everyday fashion too. Just as product placement has become a significant part of any major brands marketing budget, the simple leather jackets has been achieving the same effect all on its own for decades, with no budget at all.
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