For those of us with realistic shopping budgets, there is always at least one department within our wardrobe that we tend to neglect. For me, that area is leather outerwear. A couple of months ago I was working with a client and the subject turned around to leather jackets. So, as most personal stylists might do, I proceeded to explain the vast styles available and the key areas in which a leather jacket will work as a solid staple piece within their wardrobe. However, it was at approximately 67% of my way through this little patter that I suddenly paused, frowned, slowly tilted my head upwards finishing in a West Highland White Terrier-like tilt and realised that I was, in fact, applying none of these theories to my own wardrobe.
Having successfully talked myself into a sale, I instantly started on the hunt for a jacket to fill that Fonzie shaped hole in my life, and so at 21:43, on the 11th March 2011 (that’s a lie, I have absolutely no idea when it was) I found her:
Introducing the Burberry Prorsum tumbled leather studded biker jacket, beautiful aint’ she? Well, she also comes with a beautiful £3,495.00 price tag; NEXT!
However, this exercise hadn’t been completely pointless. I had definitely come to the conclusion that the biker jacket was definitely the style of leather for me, and so turned my efforts towards my closest ally; Ebay.
Sure enough, after a couple of weeks of searching, watching, bidding and losing, I found (and successfully won) the perfect match:
Being the picky little twerp that I am, I had decided that the cross-stitch, padded shoulders were a must, so for under £50, this one fit the bill faultlessly. It also fits extremely well (always helps) and is surprisingly tapered at the waist. All I need to do now is just decide whether to purchase a few studs and spikes and attempt to DIY it into to some form of knock off Burberry?! Decisions, decisions…
…I might buys those spikes, just incase.