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Argh. Utterly failing to find a nice leather jacket for a short-arse. Help!

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LRDtheFeministDragon Wed 24-Oct-12 15:40:29

I've been trawling round town all day (and looked online). They're all too long in the body for me - I'm 5'4ish but have a tiny short body so everything sits nearer my hip than my waist and makes me look square.

I love this www.frenchconnection.com/product/Woman+Collections+Coats+And+Jackets/75JD7/Athena+Jacket.htm

But it is sold out in my size (12), and also not real leather, which I don't absolutely object to, but would rather have the real stuff.

I've been in Whistles, Karen Millen, Oasis, Topshop ... all over, basically. Where might I be missing? Or online places?

Thank you!

ruby22 Wed 24-Oct-12 17:18:54

Zara?

cappucinogirl4 Wed 24-Oct-12 17:20:52

I saw several short ones at Zara at the weekend but they were priced at £59.99 so assuming not leather.Nice though.

dexter73 Wed 24-Oct-12 17:31:53

If you google cropped leather jacket loads come up.

dexter73 Wed 24-Oct-12 17:34:08

I love this but may have to wait until it is 95% off in the sales wink!

anniewoo Wed 24-Oct-12 17:38:44

Mango

Dancergirl Wed 24-Oct-12 19:06:40

Love the Hobbs one!

wheresthecake Wed 24-Oct-12 19:09:13

Got mine from miss selfridge £50

FritziGreenEyes Wed 24-Oct-12 19:12:36

Have you tried Massimo Dutti?

Mine is from Oasis and I'm shorter than you. But a) I see you've been there and b) mine was from last Winter.

£95 for fake seems ridiculous - my leather one was only £100.

LRDtheFeministDragon Wed 24-Oct-12 21:56:25

Ooh, thank you so much!

No, I don't fancy the Oasis ones this year - they are pretty shapes but too thin and plastic-y looking. I am kicking myself because, as you say remus, they had a nice one in last year and I didn't buy it.

fritzi - no, I've not - thank you! A name I don't know.

I will look at Hobbs too.

Thanks very much. smile

tyaca Wed 24-Oct-12 22:49:10

Leather jackets are exactly the kind of item it's worth checking TK Maxx for. I got a beautiful grey one a couple of years back. All Saints are well known for their leather jackets too if you can stomach the price tag.

LRDtheFeministDragon Wed 24-Oct-12 23:10:17

Thank you, I will look at TK Maxx. I'm not even familiar with what it is, but will google.

I think All Saints isn't great this year - usually I love it. confused

notasgreenasiamcabbagelooking Wed 24-Oct-12 23:17:18

This one is from Mango is great quality for the price. I'm only 5'5 but have the opposite problem to you as everything in Spain where I am is too short (which is why I've rejected this one).

shop.mango.com/GB/p0/mango/new/leather-biker-jacket/?id=73108153_MA&n=1&s=nuevo&ie=0&m=&ts=1351116148697

LRDtheFeministDragon Wed 24-Oct-12 23:19:34

Oh, I clearly need to be in Spain!

I'm not wild about the scrunchy sleeves on that Mango one - otherwise it is gorgeous, I just know I would fidgit with it.

But thank you!

notasgreenasiamcabbagelooking Wed 24-Oct-12 23:21:12

Oops, posted too soon. They're out of medium on the website, but large is probably worth a try, as Mango are often on the small size.

notasgreenasiamcabbagelooking Wed 24-Oct-12 23:22:26

I don't think the sleeves are really that scrunchy - look at the photo of it in brown.

LRDtheFeministDragon Wed 24-Oct-12 23:23:39

Ah, cross-post.

I do love Mango ... just not sure about this.

LRDtheFeministDragon Wed 24-Oct-12 23:25:16

I will have a look at it - I'm just not doing that 'oh, wow, this is it' reaction, if that makes sense? I would still love more recs if people have them.

I am writing down lots of tips from this thread, so very grateful - I'm only replying with the quibbles because they're my first reactions, not because I'm not liking anything.

notasgreenasiamcabbagelooking Wed 24-Oct-12 23:27:06

I also saw one on the Gap website which mught be worth a look as they've got 30% off at the mo. Made it about 160 quid I think.

notasgreenasiamcabbagelooking Wed 24-Oct-12 23:32:36

Here www.gap.eu/browse/product.do?cid=68138&vid=1&pid=000289876000

LRDtheFeministDragon Wed 24-Oct-12 23:37:31

Ooh, that is lovely! Thank you! smile

TheCraicDealer Thu 25-Oct-12 00:02:37

I'm short of arse as well at 5"3. Have this jacket from All Saints which fits me perfectly and makes me feel vair cool everytime I wear it. About the only jacket I own that doesn't make me feel like a Borrower.

LRDtheFeministDragon Thu 25-Oct-12 00:05:38

That just takes me to the main All Saints page, sorry.

I am definitely planning an All Saints trip tomorrow after your rec and another on this thread, though, thank you!

TheCraicDealer Thu 25-Oct-12 00:19:30

Argh, damn mobile site! Will kinky tomorrow on works time

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