Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Quest for The Perfect Leather Jacket

As Pret (from Pret a Porter P) commented on my last post about this topic, "feel good about what you spend your money on." 

I decided to start with the post I had written about my Fall Wardrobe Thoughts and I found myself naturally starting to shop for a Leather Jacket. Every year, I try on a leather jacket and I either don't buy it because it's not perfect or it's way too expensive. This year, I've decided to take the plunge and commit to purchasing one if I truly love it. 

Here are the criteria: 
1. Must be black 2. Leather should be of good quality 3. Biker/Moto inspired 4. Not too cropped


I'm going into this with the expectation that it'll tie up somewhere between $300-600 in just ordering/returning jackets that don't work out, but I'm okay with that. I've started to shop around and bookmark some that I think fit the looks criteria. I won't know until I receive/try on if the fit and quality of the jacket/leather will come through. 

I like the look of the 3 above. The first one is a Ted Baker jacket from Nordstrom, that just so happens to be in the Anniversary sale. The next two are All Saints, and I like the style of them, but I'm not sure about the quality of the leather from the pictures. It looks less supple than the Ted Baker one. I'm unfamiliar with both brands, so if anybody has experience with them, let me know in the comments!

I've put in an order for the Ted Baker one, which is due to arrive on Tuesday and report back if it works out! In the mean time, I think I'll check out All Saints sometime next week after work. 
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  1. all saints leather jackets seem to be pretty good quality overall. also there's kenneth cole new york too.

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    1. Good to hear about All Saints! I've heard mixed things about their clothing, but almost nothing about their leather.

      I only know Kenneth Cole for their shoes - my friend has a pair of pumps that she swears by.

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  2. I've heard good things about All Saints leather jackets. (A few people on one of my college alumni facebook groups recommended the brand to someone who was in the market for a leather jacket.) If I decide to start looking for a leather jacket more actively, I think I would have similar criteria (black, moto-inspired, etc.).

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    1. Another vouch for All Saints - I'll keep it in mind and hopefully the fit works out when I check them out. I'll be excited to see your search if you do decide that it's time.

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  3. I like the look of the Ted Baker one! I think biker ones are the way to go, let us know how it goes.

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  4. Looking forward to hear your process on this!

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  5. I can't wait to hear how you like that Ted Baker one! I was just perusing leather jackets this morning online. Your criteria is perfect! (Why are they all so cropped?!)

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  6. The quest for the perfect leather jacket can be elusive can't it? I've been looking for the perfect jacket for a long time and honestly, I'm starting to wonder if maybe I'm just not a leather jacket kind of girl. I feel like I need one because it seems like every capsule wardrobe has a leather jacket. But maybe I don't... I'll be curious to see how you like yours!

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