Whether you’re a rebel (with or without a cause) or a prepster looking to add a little urban edge to those chinos, a leather motorcycle jacket is a must. When choosing this closet staple, it’s best to go with a classic – and nothing is more timeless than Balenciaga’s version. Put it on and instantly find that elusive cool factor you’ve been searching for. Here, a breakdown of just what makes it so iconic.

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By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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March 29, 2013