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12-12-2012 10:43 PM
First Leather Jacket Purchase
So I've finally decided to take the plunge and get my first proper and real leather jacket, since my old faux leather one isn't really cutting it any more. Besides I need a new transitional jacket anyways.
With a tight student budget (max €200), I've browsed around and I seem to be attracted more towards the biker and bomber styles, however, the more minimalistic, the better.
I've come to a choice between these pieces:
Selected | Selected Panelled Leather Jacket at ASOS Classic Black Bomber Jacket-can't go wrong with this one, however only thing I dislike about it is it's collar-if it had a varsity collar like this one Selected | Selected Baseball Leather Jacket at ASOS it could have been perfect. (Sadly the pockets on the latter just don't look right IMO)
ASOS | ASOS Leather Biker Jacket at ASOS
This is the only Biker Jacket I liked, but my only 'issue' with it is that it's brown. I can't really decide if this is better than the classic black leather jacket that has become a bastion of mens fashion since the dawn of time. Is black the way to go or is brown more versatile? (Keep in mind that this will become my only go to leather jacket for now)
12-12-2012 10:53 PM
The biker one is the nicest by a mile, and I like the colour and the wear patterns on it. V.good price too.
I think the brown is a good versatile colour and it takes away from the cliche of the biker jacket look. It comes down to what you're going to be rocking it with though.
12-12-2012 11:12 PM
Yeah basically T-shirts( basic crew and V necks), polo shirts, shirts (oxford and checked), and jumpers, with dark denim, chinos, brogue boots and trainers...pretty standard stuff.
Another question that has popped up is that do these different styles of jacket cater to different styles/people? For example I'm more likely to associate a black leather biker jacket with someone who's deep into the rockability trend, than for a preppy look. My style in particular pretty much falls into the casual/smart-casual bracket, so I guess both styles could work for my current wardrobe...
13-12-2012 10:33 PM
All look fine to me. And I wouldn't worry too much about colour; they're both foolproof options. So, it's personal preference.
The most important thing is fit; ideally you need to try it on. If it doesn't fit, return it and try a different jacket or a different size, assuming you're able to.