Opinions on this jacket please

(31 Posts)
Dancergirl Mon 19-Sep-16 11:28:55

www.mintvelvet.co.uk/khaki-suede-bomber-jacket/leather/mint-v/fcp-product/7561

I love suede jackets but I'm not overly keen on biker style as I have a wider top half so they don't suit me. This has a central zip so looks neater.

Opinions please?

Runningupthathill82 Mon 19-Sep-16 11:59:51

It's not for me. The jacket looks a bit confused, almost like it's not sure what it's supposed to be.

pinkieandperkie Mon 19-Sep-16 12:06:22

I like itsmile

3perfectweemen Mon 19-Sep-16 12:15:43

It's really nice! Go well with jeans and boots smile

PaperdollCartoon Mon 19-Sep-16 12:17:17

I think it's nice, manages to be quite smart and casual for a leather jacket. I think you could style it quite a few ways.

sophiestew Mon 19-Sep-16 12:17:28

I really like the jacket, although I don't like the colour. I would go for the black.

Talisin Mon 19-Sep-16 12:26:13

Not generally keen on bombers but that one's lovely.

LoveYouSweetheart Mon 19-Sep-16 12:27:17

It's nice jacket but not for me.

BadTasteFlump Mon 19-Sep-16 12:28:43

I don't like it, sorry. I think you either buy a biker jacket or you don't. This one says to me 'I'm getting on a bit so this is my mum version of a biker jacket' - a bit 'Per Una' if that's a thing...

Runningupthathill82 Mon 19-Sep-16 12:31:26

this is my mum version of a biker jacket' - a bit 'Per Una' if that's a thing...
This! BadTaste put it far better than I did.

Dancergirl Mon 19-Sep-16 12:56:27

Oh dear, I definitely don't want the Per Una look!

I actually have a light tan suede biker that I bought in the Hobbs sale a few years ago. It's still got the tags on. I just wasn't sure about the shape on me but it's obviously too late to return now, unless I sell it on Ebay (or wear it!).

BadTasteFlump Mon 19-Sep-16 13:31:37

Oh well I feel bad now Dancer sad

If you like your Hobbs jacket you should wear it - I'm not style guru, I just like spouting my opinions! In general I like stuff from Hobbs - whereas Mint Velvet has definitely gone a bit too middle-aged-and-safe IMO...

Floisme Mon 19-Sep-16 14:21:49

I like it and, if you're worried about it looking dated, I think the bomber shape is arguably more current than biker.

Is it really necessary to use 'mum' and 'middle aged' as a shorthand for safe or unstylish?

Laineymc7 Mon 19-Sep-16 14:29:03

I really like it go for it if you like it.

I love it and bombers are much more current than bikers. In fact,I rarely see a biker on someone who isn't middle aged (aside from on TV)

keeponkeepinon Mon 19-Sep-16 20:00:47

I think it's lovely

Thecontentedcat Mon 19-Sep-16 20:03:07

You'll look like sarah beeny grin

Thecontentedcat Mon 19-Sep-16 20:05:09

Also it is too fitted to be true bomber.

ZaZathecat Mon 19-Sep-16 20:09:24

I thought I knew what a bomber jacket was until I saw that. What makes a bomber jacket a bomber jacket?

MissLadyM Mon 19-Sep-16 20:12:01

It's ok but madly overpriced. I would go for a classic leather biker - Mine was £200 but I must have worn it thousands of times and it goes with everything

Thecontentedcat Mon 19-Sep-16 20:23:04

Fitted waists and cuffs, looser body, usually made of lightweight material. American style. You can't really make a bomber jacket with leather. You can make a flying jacket though! That would be made with sheepskin.

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Mon 19-Sep-16 20:32:25

I think it's lovely (especially in khaki).

You should dig out your Hobbs one as well and give it a go. Can you post a pic of that one too? (I am being nosy - I love clothes for this time of year when it's starting to get cooler.)

Alli91 Mon 19-Sep-16 20:53:45

Looks nice. Especially with jeans and heavy military boots.

Dancergirl Mon 19-Sep-16 23:38:05

Will try and find a picture of the Hobbs one. Can't remember how much it was but it was definitely in the sale.

Maybe I'll buy the MV one to compare, do they ever do discount codes?

ephemeralfairy Tue 20-Sep-16 00:31:02

Ew. I don't like it at all. And suede doesn't wear so well either.

For that price you should get a classic leather biker jacket which will never look dated and will just get better with age.

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