This leather Jacket's style keywords?
April 1, 2012 10:32 PM   Subscribe

What style/words describe this leather jacket? I want one like it and need to know what to search for. Photo

It's from the game Mass Effect 3, but I like the style and fit of it. What should I be looking for?
posted by tonyx3 to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total)
I'd call it a motorcycle jacket. Looks like someone on Etsy made one of those to order, so maybe you could contact them.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 10:37 PM on April 1, 2012

motorcycle jacket. (the ones with the lapels and all the zippers look significantly different but are still considered motorcycle jackets; they're a slightly more dated version.)
posted by Kololo at 11:06 PM on April 1, 2012

looks like sometimes they're called bomber jackets. Or biker jackets.
posted by Kololo at 11:12 PM on April 1, 2012

A true bomber jacket is more loosely cut than a motorcycle jacket. I'd call that one a motorcycle jacket.
posted by Countess Sandwich at 11:16 PM on April 1, 2012

'Motorcycle jacket' or 'motorcycle leathers' should find you similar items.
posted by dg at 11:21 PM on April 1, 2012

You might also say that it has sort of a "Members Only/Thriller/1980s" feel, though not with exaggerated shoulders.
posted by La Cieca at 11:23 PM on April 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Fitted leather moto or racer jacket with red piping and stand-up collar, no pockets. The leather looks either distressed or pebbled.

Bomber jackets typically have elastic cuffs, and have fur collars, the pictured one has no visible cuffs and a plain leather collar.
posted by Hither at 11:28 PM on April 1, 2012

Also, 'Cafe racer'.
posted by Hither at 11:33 PM on April 1, 2012

Try adding Stripes and Piping to your searches for Motorcycle Jacket.

Those terms lead me to this Men's Black Leather Vented Motorcycle Jacket with Stripes & Reflective Piping by Shaf International.
posted by zinon at 12:05 AM on April 2, 2012

Motorcycle jacker for sure. Thanks to safety padding and other features, looks ridiculous unless you are actually on a motorcycle.
posted by halogen at 12:20 AM on April 2, 2012

That's a motorcycle jacket. No question.

Definitely not a bomber jacket, which is puffier and doesn't have padding.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 12:34 AM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

A motorcycle jacket would have a wide strip of leather under the back of the zipper (and the zipper/angled or off-center) to keep the wind out. It would also fit snugly around the waist and sleeves for the same reason. Also the collar should be low so as not to rub up against your helmet.

The coat linked by the poster has none of those features.
posted by three blind mice at 2:13 AM on April 2, 2012 [1 favorite]

As three blind mice has pointed out, it's not REALLY a motorcycle jacket, but this term has been taken by the fashion industry and used for its own purposes. Example.
posted by kuanes at 3:45 AM on April 2, 2012

Hither's got it. The band collar, short waist, and fitted shape mean it's a cafe racer jacket.
posted by neroli at 6:04 AM on April 2, 2012

Motorcycle Racing Jacket. Not all motorcycle leather looks like that.
posted by JJ86 at 6:52 AM on April 2, 2012

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