There’s an old adage (er, a print we stumbled upon on Pinterest one time) that says, "I thought that my life would suddenly improve if I got a leather jacket. And I was literally 100% totally right." As impassioned leather jacket advocates ourselves, we fully acknowledge the cool factor-improving sorcery that occurs when you slip into that perfectly worn-in specimen. At least in our minds, the right motorcycle jacket can instantly transform you into the woman who, generally, all women want to be and all men want.
Of course, this versatile magic isn’t restricted to those of us with strictly X chromosomes. According to detailed office-wide research, we discovered that—surprise!—a majority of women found a man to be boundlessly more attractive while wearing an edgy, well-fitted leather jacket. Perhaps the phenomenon has something to do with the fact that women, supposedly, are wired to yearn for "bad boys," with leather jackets heavily factoring into that cult of personality.
To wit, we did a critical analysis of 26 male celebrities widely recognized for their leather jacket game. For your viewing pleasure, we rounded up the Hollywood legends, like James Dean and Marlon Brando, along with more contemporary hotties like Chris Hemsworth and James Franco. Click through to see them all.