Can you help me find a classic, badass, [fake] leather jacket?
December 17, 2013 9:49 PM Subscribe
For the past year or so I've been daydreaming about buying a classic leather motorcycle jacket, like this
. Tragically, though, I cannot afford to spend $700. My budget is more like $200. Can you help me fake it?
posted by pretentious illiterate to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I see a lot of faux-leather jackets in that range, and I'd in theory be willing to go with fake leather - especially if I think of it as a test drive to find out if I'd actually wear a leather jacket often enough to spend the big bucks someday. But all the faux-leather jackets I can find where I usually shop look really trendy and have lots of dumb little fashion-y details. I don't like quilting on the sleeves, or any non-leather trim. (My dream jacket wouldn't even have the belt that the Schott's jacket does). I really like the side zip, and the classic collar.
I buy a fair number of my clothes used, and this desire was actually triggered by finding my dream jacket at a vintage store only to have it stolen RIGHT OUT FROM UNDER ME in a tragic incident that still upsets me to think about, so that's something I would consider if you pointed me in the right direction online.
(Of course, I am also posting this question in the secret hope that there's cheap quality jacket store out there I'm not aware of...and if you can find my dream jacket for me in leather, I could probably stretch the budget to $300.)
I wear a women's medium.