1. Brand Alert: Urban Republic

    It’s rare in children’s wear to find a brand that takes the motorcycle jacket seriously. After all, kids don’t actually drive motorcycles (legally). But you wouldn’t know it from the attention to detail Urban Republic gives to their jackets. They’ve really tapped into the functionality that makes motorcycle jackets such an iconic piece of outerwear: the perfectly placed zipper pocket, the hem that hits right at the waist, the collar low enough to tuck under a helmet.   

    The quality of materials is particularly striking here. The faux leather Urban Republic employs isn’t just one texture; they’ve perforated, pebbled, cracked, wrinkle-worn, and done everything possible to it, illustrating the striking versatility of the material.  

    This vintage look harkens back to the café racer styles of the 1960s.

    The attached hood lends a trendy touch, but note the paneling at the sides: it stretches to fit, offering a flattering cut for any wearer. 

    For when stealth is the only option.