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Coated denim: A cool alternative to leather

COAT THAT JACKET Leather's cool--no question. (See Brando,

COAT THAT JACKET Leather's cool--no question. (See Brando, Marlon in "The Wild One." Case (Credit: Handout)

Leather's cool -- no question. (See Brando, Marlon in "The Wild One." Case closed.)

Still, it's problematic. Leather pants can be heavy, and hot (and not in the sexy way). And a few droplets of rain can ruin your jacket.

So 7 For All Mankind offers guys a simpler, cheaper alternative -- coated denim. Get leather's slick sheen and denim's comfort in their new coated denim jacket, $278, or slim jeans, $198, at Bloomingdale's and 7forallmankind.com.

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