One item that I’ve been particularly pining for, however, is a good quality real leather jacket. Here’s one annoying thing about me; I’m a through-and-through perfectionist to the T. So I couldn’t just have any old leather jacket, oh no. Mine had to be a brando; slanted zipper, belt, silver hardware, the full package. The ultimate goal was always a Saint Laurent biker – devastatingly beautiful and oh-so desirable with a £3,000+ price tag to match. Investment piece or not, that truly is a far off fantasy that will only ever stay a fantasy.
I had my eye on a more affordable option from a local company, but, being in possession of some precious amazon vouchers from friends and family post Christmas, I decided to browse their selection.
What I found there changed my life forever.
Obviously I’m just kidding. But I was pretty excited. A company called Skintan were selling the perfect, and I repeat, PERFECT, black belted brando leather biker jacket, for the sweet sweet price of £81.99. After much deliberation over what size to buy I bit the bullet and ordered a small, 38. In the end I only paid roughly £45 for my jacket, which is a pretty sweet deal.
When it came it was almost perfect and I was in love. The arms were a bit wide for a boy with a slight frame such as myself and for the first couple of days it was a bit like walking around in a metal cage till the stiff leather softened, but after two weeks of use I have come to the conclusion it is probably the best purchase I have ever made. It gets compliments (a lot), keeps me warm (very) and maybe most importantly, looks great with EVERYTHING I own (crucial). It can be dressed up or down – to put this in context, it goes just as well with my Daniel Wellington watch as with my Michael Kors watch. For example, whilst I don’t own a (wearable) cat, here is a photo of me taken by Clara in the leather biker. As a cat.