Sunday, March 20, 2011

About Leather Jackets

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I have to admit that I've fallen out of love with the super fitted Rick Owens style leather jacket. What I want right now is a leather jacket that has a longer more relaxed fit in the body but is still tightly fitted in the sleeves. A detail like an interesting back or collar also wouldn't hurt.

I have two faux leather jackets from H&M and Express that I wear all the time, but I can't help thinking that a real leather jacket that isn't cropped to above my hips would become even more of a staple in my wardrobe. The awkward length has always bothered me visually and it also makes it harder to layer with different jackets or cardigans. While I understand it's a more flattering or slimming shape on most, I still don't get why 90% of leather jackets are cut this way.

Ideally I would like to find something close to the fit of men's leather jackets while still having it be flattering to my size. I would also like a simple motorcycle style without any excessive hardware or studs. This is going to be another thing on the long term wishlist for now, but feel free to let me know if you have any suggestions!

29 comments:

Vintage Rules said...

Amazing jacket

Raspberry Jam said...

That jacket is awesome!

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XOXO

AlejandrA said...

I love all the leather jackets!
Kiss:)

* said...

Maybe start looking in vintage or thrift stores for leather jackets instead of high street shops?

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MITICA ILLUSTRATIONS said...

Awesome jacket and cool blog!!

You have style!

xx

Belle Armed said...

thank you for stopping by.

and i totally agree with you, a looser fit is more appealing than the super-fitted these days.

SABINNA and DAVID said...

the leather jacket is gorgeous!

xx, Sabinna and David

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michelle said...

sickkk jacket, want a stand out!

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michelle said...

sickkk jacket, want a stand out!

following you, lovin' it :)

x
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Victoria said...

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fashioneggpplant said...

that's so true, i have one from topshop that i hardly wear because it makes me feel top heavy :( i like yours though :)

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Jane Alisa said...

That jacket is amazing. xoxo

emily said...

i really need a new leather jack myself.
funny, i was going to suggest all saints until i clicked on the link. perhaps diesel or topshop?
and i use a nikon d90 :)

Carolyn said...

ooh i love the cutout of that leather jacket. i think a cascading front leather jacket with no ribbing would work best with longer cardigans under

phantom; said...

I know what you mean about the cutting of jackets, I don't get it either, it sort of makes me think surely that the jacket will be less efficient as you will be less covered therefore colder.

Urrrggghh dying to own this one from your link
http://www.allsaints.com/men/leathers/jut-leather-jacket/black/mlj538-5

A La Mode said...

Wow, that last jacket has amazing detail at the back!
I know what you mean, why are all leather jackets cut above the hip? Cold muffin tops all around!

Twobreadsplease said...

there was an amazing leather jacket that acne did last season, quite long and boxy with a back like the second jacket you've posted, which you might like. i can't remember the name but i think it's still on sale on their website. xxx

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such a great leather jacket!!!


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MalanB™ said...

Love this jacket!

Suzanne said...

The last jacket is amazing! What brand is it?

jhon said...

These jackets are really awesome. I want to buy these jackets for my own.



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i totally love all the leather jackets looks. Lovely blog

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