Whether it's fake, vegan or genuine, leather is popping up on menswear (and womenswear) all over the place. Brands are adding leather yokes, elbow patches, forearms, plackets and pockets. It's a great way to elevate and add subtle details to an otherwise basic sweater or sweatshirt. And subtlety is key here! You don't want one that's leather all over... just a touch here and there. Something to make people go "Hey! Thats a cool detail!".
I'm a proponent of the leather elbow patch. But that's cuz I flex my funny bone so often. ;)
The leather also justifies the price of a quality sweater these days. Another thing I'm loving right now? A portfolio. It's a bit larger than an iPad case so you can carry keys, cords and paper but compact enough so you're not lugging around a bag all day long. It's awesome if you're running for a quick meeting or want to travel light. Just get over the fact that it looks like a clutch... It's a portfolio. Carry with confidence and people won't think twice about it.