Sunday, March 20, 2011
About Leather Jackets
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!