Lusting after a new leather jacket
Okay, so I really don’t need a new leather jacket, but I’ve wanted a dark one for a while now. Dark grey, or black, but a black that doesn’t LOOK black, if that makes sense.
Something more ruffled and casual than my (adored) cognac-coloured current sleek, slim, minimalist Perfecto jacket from m0851 which looks like this.
I’ve been eying leather jackets at All Saints because although they LOOK sleek and slim like m0851 jackets, the leather is thicker, more tumbled and rougher.
These are the styles I’ve been eying lately from them, but can’t quite buy any because $500+ is a lot of money, and they don’t make me scream: OMG YES THIS IS THE ONE!
I haven’t tried any of them on except the Belvedere, and I liked how rumpled and messy it looked, like a cardigan but in a leather form.
It does not look as sleek as in this photo. When you put it on, it rumples up and is way more casual.
I like the blazer feel of this one. No enclosures because I rarely EVER zip up my jackets. I just don’t like the kind of crocodile-look or finish to it.. but maybe it looks better in person.
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The Belevedere jacket above looks more like the texture of this one. This one has more stuff on it, especially with the quilted shoulders.
I am undecided for this grey because to me, it isn’t dark enough and looks to elephant-y.
MACKAGE KENYA JACKET — NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN GUNMETAL GREY
I also really liked the Kenya jacket from Mackage in this perfect shade of Gunmetal Grey from Aritzia last year, but they didn’t have my size, so I wasn’t about to fork over $500 for a jacket that didn’t fit.
Now they only have black and a range of browns (I don’t want another brown jacket, I want a DARK GREY ONE).
I tried on the black Kenya jacket in the gold hardware and the silver hardware, and oddly enough the Kenya jacket with gold hardware was SUPER soft and buttery, but the one with the silver hardware felt like cheap plastic.
I feel like every time they make something for Aritzia, they cheap out on the quality. I’d rather buy an actual MACKAGE jacket, not a Mackage for Aritzia jacket.
Alas, a girl can dream, right?