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Too old to wear a leather biker jacket?

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PlumDogMillionaire Mon 11-Jul-16 16:02:18

What age is too old? If any...

Would love to hear what people wear them with too!

pippinandtog Mon 11-Jul-16 16:14:07

Have seen photos of Helen Mirren wearing one with a long evening dress and looking gorgeous.

Wyldfyre Mon 11-Jul-16 16:16:14

Personally I think unless it is a proper biker jacket (ie bike leathers, not a thin leather jacket or pleather) and you are sat in the back of a bike then it looks a bit poser-y.

PollyPerky Mon 11-Jul-16 17:20:18

You are never too old.

RedHareWithBlondeHair Mon 11-Jul-16 17:22:50

It isn't about age, it's specifically about the type of leather jacket. Do you have any particular ones in mind?

Hagothehills Mon 11-Jul-16 17:50:04

If it's a proper one then you are never too old. One of the coolest people I know is a 76 year old biker and he looks like a total badass in his jacket and faded jeans. But he has the persona to carry it off so to speak. Long grey ponytail and beard, patches from his motorcycle club on his jacket buckets of tattoos and a 40 year old bike that is in as good condition as the day it was bought. (Very cool club that does loads of charity work not one of the thug gangs)

On the other hand if you're a middle aged townie type who's never been on a bike and wearing a pleather jacket with tassels all over it I think it looks a bit try hard tbh.

quirkychick Mon 11-Jul-16 17:54:02

If it suits you wear it!

I'm 45 and have 2 biker jackets, one pale grey (more for summer) the other thicker and black. They go with lots of things, jeans, t-shirts, dresses, boots, trainers... I wear mine loads.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Mon 11-Jul-16 18:02:15

I'm 51 and have a couple. One is DKNY and the other is Reiss, so definitely not authentic. I love them and will be wearing them for ever.

Floisme Mon 11-Jul-16 18:07:28

I'm 59 and bought one in Oxfam last week. Strictly speaking, it's bomber rather than biker. Anyway I've worn it every day so far with jeans, slim leg trousers, pencil skirt and tube skirt. Although not all at once.

The older I get, the more I like leather. It breathes; it's supple; it doesn't cling and it has structure. I say it's wasted on young people.

I'm very lazy and have never tried hard in my life.

EmmaWoodlouse Mon 11-Jul-16 19:13:37

I would say you're never too old unless you dress old, but it had probably better be a rather battered old jacket rather than a shiny new one - that might look a bit "try hard".

SuckingEggs Mon 11-Jul-16 19:45:00

No. You are not.

Leather jackets are brilliant!

LanaorAna1 Mon 11-Jul-16 20:57:01

Never too old - a shiny patent one or a black distressed one looks better the older you get.

Stay away from brown distressed jackets tho if you are tanned and wrinkly - they can look like you skinned your husband for laffs.

doriengreen Mon 24-Oct-16 20:53:19

Never too old for leather, hope you bought it. You'll look and feel great in it. Treat yourself to leather trousers and a leather skirt too. Just don't wear those with your jacket. It'd be too much smile

I've got four, and love them. Suspect I'll be wearing them for a good few years yet.

Flo - grin at I am very lazy and have never tried hard in my life. I love you!

Dailymaildailyfail Mon 24-Oct-16 21:54:36

I think as long as they're good quality and a good, flattering cut then they're a brilliant purchase. Whistles and M&S have both got some lovely styles in store at the moment, I think they're timeless!

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Mon 24-Oct-16 21:58:39

I'm 53, l have a pale blue leather one, well, sort of a pale denim colour.

I bloody love it, and wear it with pride and don't give a shit about what anyone else thinks😁

Floisme Tue 25-Oct-16 06:55:53

Well that was surreal. I was about to fire off a comment, starting reading the other posts and thought one sounded familiar then realised it was me!

I won't say much more lest I be accused of trying too hard but I hope you have found one, op and that it makes you smile whenever you wear it.

I love you too Remus. smile And your four biker jackets.

FuckThatToOneSide Tue 25-Oct-16 07:12:02

Never too old!

That said, I really hate the look of most them on nearly anyone. That whole floral dress with biker jacket thing was done to death a few years ago and never really worked for me anyway. That has nothing to do with age though.

Maybe the ones I've seen people wearing haven't been very nice because they aren't the best quality. There might be some nice ones if you shop around.

Flo - I'm hoping that by the time the January sales come round, it'll be five. This beauty

keeponkeepinon Tue 25-Oct-16 18:03:31

Never too oldsmile

keeponkeepinon Tue 25-Oct-16 18:08:07

I think oasis do leather jackets well. Mine is one I saw a few years ago and loved but couldn't justify the cost, then I found it on eBay in perfect condition last winter. For a fraction of the price. Love it.

I've got two Oasis ones - they are excellent.

Floisme Tue 25-Oct-16 18:19:30

That's a lovely colour Remus - I think you need one for every day of the week.

Slight digression from bikers but I'm stalking this at the moment though it's already low stock so can't see it ever being reduced:

keeponkeepinon Tue 25-Oct-16 18:22:46

And that is lovely Remus, have you tried it on? Mine is a black one but I like that colour for something different. Wondering what the sleeve length is like as the only reservation I have about mine is that the sleeves are a touch too long. But zips on them so can't be shortened.

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