With bikini season over for most of us and coat season right around the corner, what we are in now is leather jacket season. While, in this instance, leather jacket season could be described simply as the precursor to coat season, its longevity is far greater. After all, leather jacket season is also a springtime affair. And even during the summer months of bikini season, it waits in the wings for a cold shoulder to comfort. In fact, leather jacket season is not so much a season at all, but a lifestyle. That’s probably why they always feel so indispensable.
Unlike how certain lifestyles suit some people but not others, there truly is a leather jacket for everyone. Although some may prefer the weight and smell of a real one, faux leather jackets exist for vegans and those who want a cheaper alternative. This doesn’t make a sacrifice of chicness either, especially where a brand like Materiel is concerned. Beyond the debate between real and faux leather (without even going into things like nappa and nubuck), there are also many more styles of leather jacket to enjoy beyond your standard biker - though we do adore those. Looking for the smart option? We’d recommend a blazer by Alexander McQueen. Or something to keep you cosy when you pop to the corner shop? A Sportmax bomber. While it’s easy to only envisage black leather jackets - and it is useful to have one of those - they’re also something you can have fun with. Trimmed with shearling or fur in a beautiful array of colours, Saks Potts leather coats tend to send fashionable people into a frenzy. Their leather jackets are no different (and slightly cheaper).
Ultimately, the one issue with leather jackets is choosing one. But maybe it’s better to have several. Here’s our pick for now: