Updated: 14 February 2014 20:00 | By Sarah Hecks
Worn to be Wild: A brief history of the leather jacket

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There is no doubt that the leather jacket is a cultural icon, and one that was born out of functionality. It was first created for aviators in World War One, and were bulky items featuring shearling-lined collars to protect pilots from the elements. Since then the leather jacket has become a wardrobe staple, abandoning its practicalities in favour of a more fashionable importance fuelled by popular culture.

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