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Leather jackets

(12 Posts)
Hardtothinkofanewname Fri 07-Mar-14 14:46:38

This could be a mid life crisis...
I recently started thinking about buying myself a leather jacket. But wonder if I'm too old - 45years. Never had one, and also then worried if people take against them.
Any advice? Cut, colour etc. I'm very pale, brownish hair. Including don't do it, you are too old!

bunnymother Fri 07-Mar-14 15:20:58

I think they are timeless - work on all ages. Maybe go for dark grey if black seems a bit much, for you?

Floisme Fri 07-Mar-14 15:38:47

I don't think even the hardcore mutton police object to leather jackets. Do they? They're a classic although styles and shapes can still date so I would spend time looking and trying on first. As always, there are lots of ideas on Pinterest. Agree that you don't have to get black - personally I think dark brown, as well as grey, can be more flattering.

MelanieCheeks Fri 07-Mar-14 15:51:31

What style? I have a Betty Barclay blazer in bronze leather which I bought 15 yars ago, still looks great and goes with everything.

Hardtothinkofanewname Fri 07-Mar-14 16:37:14

I'm not sure what style. Something like you describe that's classic and goes with lots of outfits would be good. Not keen on lots of zips.
Will look up Betty Barclay.

They also come in a huge price range. Is it worth stretching myself? Or try and stay sensible. I saw a brown one in TK Maxx that I almost really liked, which was about £80. But John Lewis is more like £300-400. So almost feel paralysed by indecision!

Silly problem, I know.

squoosh Fri 07-Mar-14 16:40:07

Honestly, you can wear a leather jacket at any age.

TulipOHare Fri 07-Mar-14 16:52:20

I love mine, it is darkest brown, super soft and thick. I got it for twenty quid on Ebay but think it would have been quite expensive new, it doesn't have a brand but the size label looks qualityish grin and it just feels so niiiiice . It is not a biker or a blazer, don't know how I would describe it really. Never seen one like it.

I am 35 now but hope to wear it for decades to come. Leather is for all ages.

MelanieCheeks Fri 07-Mar-14 23:41:36

Tkmaxx is great for stuff like that. Try it on. Look in a mirror. Dies it make you smile?

Hardtothinkofanewname Sat 08-Mar-14 00:47:53

I love that- does it make me smile!
I will be trying leather jackets on till I find the one

GoodnessKnows Sat 08-Mar-14 03:25:18

I love my Sainsbury's one!

cloudskitchen Sat 08-Mar-14 07:49:48

No way are you too old. I love my leather jacket. I'm 43.

deXavia Sat 08-Mar-14 08:02:16

I got Belstaff for my 40th present. I love it beyond measure and wear it as much as possible. Not everyone's choice I know but it looks gorgeous and ver slimming if I say so myself.

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