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Leather Jacket Lust

I am in the market for a new leather jacket. (I’m not actually in the market, as in ‘down Walford’, I’m ‘looking to buy’.) I live in leather jackets (again, don’t take that literally – I live in a house, not in a pile of leather garments!) and I buy a new one almost every year. So far I have never had to throw one out because I always buy superb quality little numbers that last an absolute age! (Best buy ever was a Joseph jacket reduced from £1050 to £250 in the Harrods sale, 2005!) Anyway, here are a few that are on my list for consideration at the moment. As soon as I actually buy one, I shall let you know!

1) MuuBaa Jadene Army Grey JacketMuuBaa Jadene Army Grey Jacket

Just bloody lovely. I like a shearling collar, except that they can get a bit grubby. £520 from here:  Coggles

2) Jil Sander Shearling Aviator Jacket

Jil Sander Shearling Aviator JacketSigh. Sigh. Sigh. I want it SO much, but it’s the same price as my MA course fees for the year, so….no, then. £3110 – yes, £3110, from here:  Net-a-Porter (Check it out on the model, I am SO in love with this coat!)

3) MIH Jeans Distressed Leather Biker Jacket

MIH Jeans Distressed Leather Biker JacketI like the lining. And the jacket, too, obviously. I love a bit of distressed leather! (Cue little jacket squealing help! Help me! Oh please do help, I’m in such a leathery pickle!) This one is £685 from here:  Net-a-Porter

A little note about less expensive leathers; there are some very good ones out there, but I have found, through trial and error, that spending a little extra on coats and jackets is well worth it in the long run. My Jil Sander wool coat, bought in 2003 for £800, is still wheeled out every winter and it still looks incredible. I have probably worn it about 400 times, making the cost-per-wear approximately £2. Compare that to the H&M coat I bought the same year which didn’t last quite so well – cost per wear £8. Swings and roundabouts, people, swings and roundabouts.

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  1. Go for the Muubaa jacket. Their fit is always superb and the quality is awesome. Great value for money!

  2. The Jil Sander one is the best!!!

  3. You read my mind! I am also in search for the perfect leather jacket. What do you think about All Saints? A friend suggested I look into them, but since we don’t have them here, I will have to order it online (if I do decide to get one without seeing in real)

  4. I just tweeted you a couple of days ago asking about, to quote Diana Vickers, ‘leathers’!! I have a list of about 20 and just can’t make up my mind!

  5. All Saints leather is also brilliant quality. I got one from them three years ago and it still looks brand new despite being worn to death. Can’t beat a lovely leather jacket! The Jil Sander one is gorgeous.

  6. I wonder which one you will choose. (the second one is beautiful but is probably our entire house’s heating bill for several years so slightly impractical) I like the last one most as it’s the least fussy. I love leather jackets and so happy that this trend is continuing strong and that there is a steady stream of fresh new numbers this autumn/fall to drool over. I will be saving my pennies and fingers crossed will find a new one to covet. xx

    not makeup related but perhaps you could do a video on your collection of leather jackets, and a bit of their history and what you got up to wearing them.

  7. The second one is amazing! x you could bite the bullet and get it! Long term investment ;)

  8. Whenever I feel like torturing myself over leather Jackets, there’s a gorgeous Rick Owens distressed leather jacket I like to Oogle on net-a-porter. *sigh*

  9. Have you ever thought of traveling and get that oportunity to buy a leather jacket? That’s what I do now, they are much cheaper and with better quality anywhere in Eastern Europe. My husband is Ukrainian so we go there every year and I freak out at the market (yes, market) with gorgeous leather jacket for an average price of 200€. I know, they have no brand and after all it is a market, but they are real leather and with GREAT shape. It’s enough to see what Ukrainian women dress: they might be tall, skinny and beautiful, but above all Ukraine has the best jackets I have ever see. What you would buy for some 600 or 800€ in Europe it’s common to find for 200-400€ there.
    Of course, you might not want to go to Ukraine just for that and most of people at the market don’t even speak english and will try to inflate the price if they spot a foreigner (I’m never authorized to open my mouth at the Ukrainian markets :x ) but you can try Prague. They should also have some nice spots to sell it at a better price. And of course, you can choose between winter of spring jackets, sometime with the option to adapt it as the bring an extra “fur” “inside cover” you can add during the winter (attached with zippers).

    Anyway, my favourte is the second :) But yes, that price is also my Master’s… Oh well, when the MA starts to pay off we will have our return, I hope!

  10. Not quite on the same price level but i recently got a petrol blue pleather jacket from River Island. It was like £50. I’ve been wearing it every chance i get with my favorite grey jeans.

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