In search of an understated leather jacket...

(30 Posts)
Laquila Thu 25-Aug-16 22:51:44

I have an old black one from Gap that I used to love but now looks somehow a bit dated. I've tried on loads in All Saints but they're sooo expensive that I want to get it right. They had a lovely dark grey-black one that looked like washed leather, which I think was the nicest on me but has anyone seen any elsewhere else that would suit a 5ft7 size 12-14 34-yr old who usually wears Gap, Zara, H&M/Bretons, skinnies and a shitload of grey marl?? I don't want cropped or collarless, and I don't want it too, um, motorbikey. But general biker style is OK! Just not full-on Hell's Angel. Any help much appreciated.

I think this is the one I liked - I liked the fact that it's not too shiny:

Cargo leather jacket

PrettyBotanicals Thu 25-Aug-16 22:54:43

That's stunning. I want one!

Laquila Fri 26-Aug-16 10:20:56

It's lovely, isn't it??...but I've just read someone else's thread asking whether leather jackets are on the way out...I think they're pretty classic, as long as they're not too cropped/fluoro/fake furry/studded or similar. Just a question of finding one that suits me, for a reasonable price. I think dark grey is the way forward.

Boredomismyenemy Fri 26-Aug-16 10:29:39

I really like that one laquila
Im currently coveting this www.barneys.com/product/acne-studios-lambskin-moto-jacket-504650020.html
which I will never ever ever be able to afford! Trying to find similar but a lot cheaper on the high street!

Laquila Fri 26-Aug-16 11:17:26

Holy crap Boredom that makes me feel like the All Saints one is a bargain!! Thank you ;)

That Acne one is lovely though - looks like v v soft leather.

Does anyone have an Oakwood leather jacket? I do like this one:

Oakwood grey biker jacket

Boredomismyenemy Fri 26-Aug-16 11:25:11

Absolutely the all saints one is a bargain in comparison! grin

JogWithADog Fri 26-Aug-16 11:28:15

The Oakwood grey one is lovely. Prefer that to the All Saints one.

SoyYo Fri 26-Aug-16 15:54:17

www.muubaa.com/sale-c23
I have 3 (yes 3! in different colours) leather/suede jackets from Muubaa, they are all lovely quality, buttery soft and go with everything, I linked to their web sale above but you can frequently find their stuff reduced at Brand Alley, Ebay, Amazon, etc

Laquila Fri 26-Aug-16 17:51:03

Ooooh SoyYo I love their Monteria style, in charcoal! Can't see it cheaper anywhere else but will have a proper look tonight. How is the sizing?

MancMum01 Fri 26-Aug-16 18:04:33

I have this one in blue - love it goes with everything

jacket

Kenworthington Fri 26-Aug-16 18:41:12

I've got that all saints one OP linked too. It's beautifully soft and makes every outfit look cool. Dh bought it for me for my 40th last year and I don't think it will ever look dated. It's got a lovely work vintage feel to it.

suchafuss Fri 26-Aug-16 20:17:27

I second Muubaa got a lovely distressed style and not too 'biker' from Bradalley for just over £100

Laquila Fri 26-Aug-16 20:29:32

MancMum that is GORGEOUS in the navy!! Too pricey for me though, and I think I've decided on dark grey now.

Kenworthington how do you find the sizing? I am 12-14 with E/F boobs, 5ft7 and a bit.

Boredomismyenemy Fri 26-Aug-16 20:58:39

MancMum that blue one is beautiful! Lucky you!

MancMum01 Fri 26-Aug-16 23:02:12

I did not pay full price for it - sign up to the site and they often send out discounts - I got 33% of it last year.. still the most expensive thing I ever bought - I only paid 80 quid for my wedding dress - but the quality is amazing and I think the style means I will wear it for years..

PNGirl Sat 27-Aug-16 08:41:39

I have the Bales from All Saints which doesn't have too much detail or hardware on it.

www.allsaints.com/women/leather/allsaints-bales-biker/

It fits over my E cup boobs in a large - I'm a 12 to 14 too.

Laquila Sat 27-Aug-16 09:10:35

I do like that one too, PNGirl - do you have it in a 14? (It says they're in dress sizes)

If that one was in grey I think it'd be perfect! Do All Saints ever have discount codes? The only time I've ever bought anything from there was when I first moved to London and was drunk on independence and East Lonson cool!! (This was before East London cool just meant being a knobhead...)

Boredomismyenemy Sat 27-Aug-16 09:12:27

Thanks for the heads up MancMum, I'll sign up now! Can I ask if it fits true to size as I've never bought anything from there before? Also is the navy darker than than the photo or much the same?

Boredomismyenemy Sat 27-Aug-16 09:15:02

Laquila I think house of Fraser sell all saints and they often have site wide discounts on! Might be worth keeping an eye on them.

aphrodite30 Sat 27-Aug-16 09:20:16

Next has added new lines to their branded labels, including Ted Baker which I really love buying esp for my LO outfits. French connection also has some nice styled jackets.

For money saving, here are codes for £20 off £50 @ next online although it is for new accounts only.

2365307896
2277290107
2277290349

PNGirl Sat 27-Aug-16 09:57:36

Ah, yes sorry, it's a 14 (when you filter on certain pages e.g.sale leather jackets they give you S M L as options).

I have generally only seen an extra 20% off sale. I'm a retail buyer/merchandiser and it's unlikely they will do any offers now.as it's prime leather jacket season.

Pestilence13610 Sat 27-Aug-16 11:56:46

Tkmaxx can be great for leather jackets. DD1&2 both got all saints jackets there a couple of years ago. Same jackets, bought on the same day about 250 miles apart.
I quite like this one

MancMum01 Sat 27-Aug-16 16:47:11

Boredom- I would say it is spot on size wise - I have 12 and fits perfectly with a thin jumper under it. It is more of a darker navy less shiny blue than the picture which I think makes it more versatile as goes with so many outfits

helenatroy Sat 27-Aug-16 16:58:11

TK Maxx always have lovely ones. I bought a grey one there recently. Soft leather almost identical to the all saints one and only £59. Get complimented on it all the time. I had an idea of what I wanted and I visited a few times before the right one came along. Mind you the day I bought it I could have bought about three.

Boredomismyenemy Sat 27-Aug-16 19:17:07

Well today on advice from here I ventured to TK Maxx and I found the perfect leather jacket that fits like it was made for me for only £50! I had the choice of 3 but this one was exactly what I was after! Almost black but not quite with just the right amount of distressing and lovely slim fitting arms! Honestly I couldn't have had one tailored to fit better so thanks for that! flowers

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