… I love the versatility of a textile jacket as far as changing weather etc. goes, but for walking around town I find the leather much more subtle. Particularly with some of the riding jeans available. There are a *lot* of really nice armored leather jackets out there which are much more fashionable than the “fonz” type motorcycle jackets. Some of them are awfully hard to even tell they are armored.
Another “in-between” option to leather vs. textile is the kevlar lined jean jacket such as the Hood K7 Jacket …
I own both textile and leather, which I wear depends on weather, where I am going and what I am doing once I get there.