I don’t think you need more than a skinny jeans, a basic shirt and a leather jacket to look neat and stylish. And as you might have noticed I own quite a lot of biker jackets and I just can’t get enooough. I actually just ordered one more… oops.
When it comes to leather jackets there are tons of beautiful ones out there. Really affordable models and super expensive ones. That’s why I decided to show you one jacket out of each price segment and tell you which online shops are great to shop at.
1. LOW PRICE SEGMENT (50-100€): I know, 100€ is not super cheap. But we are not talking about a white t-shirt but about a leather jacket & good quality is essential. I personally own quite a few low priced biker jackets and I love & wear them just as much as the expensive ones. It’s almost impossible to find jackest out of real leather in the low price segment though, you’ll probably end up buying one out of synthetic material aka plastic. I’ve got awesome experiences with Zara & Topshop because most of the times their jackets fit nicely and don’t feel toooo much like plastic (which is the worst thing ever, also while wearing). The only bad thing is that cheap leather jackets tend to look worn-out quicker, but that’s fine with me – you get what you pay for haha
BIKER JACKET BY ZARA
2. MID PRICE SEGMENT (100-600€): this seems to be the “fairest” price segment for me. Long-lasting leather & good manufacturing have their price. If you want to invest in a high quality leather jacket make sure the material is soft (!!) and the fit around the shoulder and back area is comfortable. I always ask myself if I would wear the jacket indoor? If the answer is NO the material is probably too thick and uncomfortable and I won’t end up buying it. Brands I would recommend are Maje, Tigha & Topshop.
3. HIGH-END (1000€ and above): Spending that much money on a leather jacket is kind of hard to justify. Most of the times you will be paying for the brand’s name and “status”. I tried on so many high-end jackets that fit awfully and were so uncomfortable I could barely move my arms. But then there are other ones which are just outstanding. My mum carries lots of high-end brands in her boutique, that’s how I know the difference. I own one jacket by Jitrois and I have never worn such a comfortable, light-weight and soft leather jacket before. It’s basically like a second skin. I’m not sure if I would invest that much money again though – at least not in a damageable rosy color.. I always feel like the jacket is too expensive to be worn haha.