Help me, fashionistas!\
The young and cool don''t seem to wear them any more. Is that because the young and cool can''t afford them, or are they out?
Leather jackets are for the middle aged.
Vintage leather is cool.
Real leather will always be in style.\
Plasticy fake pleather will always be trashy.
They come back in basically about every ten years. Hold on to your old one.
Black leather bomber or motorcycle jackets are just... trying way too hard.\
Kind of tragic. Especially on anyone over 40.\
I have a simply cut touch longer than waist length black leather jacket, about 20 years old. People tell me all the time they love it-young and old- "I wish I had a jacket like that".\
I have a brown leather down jacket, very warm, very heavy, probably outdated but people love that one too. \
I rarely wear the brown one- but where the black one all the time in the inbetween cold weather. Can also be layered below wot make it warmer.\
I don''t pay much attention to fashion fads, never have. I watch for what I like, and buy it.
People would definitely point & laugh if I were wearing a leather jacket. It''s 85 degrees outside.
My black leather jacket is 25 years old this year, and it looks really great!
Leave leather jackets to the over 35 crowd op.
Thumbs up from The Fonz
Are they "in" at the moment? No.\
Can you look good wearing one? Depends on you and the jacket.
The motorcycle jacket is big for women this spring (and I suppose it''ll follow them into fall).\
The key as a man when buying a leather jacket is to go as small as possible trying it on and then size one up. It should be pretty fitted to give it a chance to mold your frame over time. Also, as a man I''d stay away from the motorcycle style of leather jacket (with the zippers and shit), it tends to look costume-y. Get a nice fitted bomber and if you buy a leather blazer keep in mind it''s more trend affected than a bomber and will look dated in off years/seasons.
It''s not really a question of being "out." Certain classics like a blue blazer or a leather jacket are never really "out." But they are certainly not "in."
A leather blazer? Just the concept made me throw up in my mouth a little. \
Does anyone wear these? Besides German terrorists in "Die Hard" movies?
I always thought they were uncomfortable and made you look like a Greaser.
This thread just confirms what we all know: give adult gay men half the opportunity and they will act like rabid cruel 16 year-old girls.
[quote]give adult gay men half the opportunity and they will act like rabid cruel 16 year-old girls.\
Justin Timberlake wore one on Oprah yesterday
A leather blazer? Just the concept made me throw up in my mouth a little.\
Does anyone wear these? Besides German terrorists in "Die Hard" movies?"\
Get out more dear.
Can anyone get away with wearing this? I covet it.
[quote]I always thought they were uncomfortable and made you look like a Greaser.\
Only a problem if you''re a Soc, R15.
Decreasingly popular as obesity rises. Fat people cannot wear leather.
I tend to think that the simpler the jacket, the less risk of it being trend dependent. Think of Aniston and her boring but classic style.
Only hopeless gay men would worry about this subject.
well,depends on who you ask! i''m a highschool girl and i wear one of those rock leather jackets. My friends love it, they say it really shows who i am. but on the other hand, i don''t hang out with any of the scene prettykids. and most people in my band wear leather jackets. rock, punk, metal people. but some think its gay or out. those are usually the people who are obsessed with fashion though.
What about suede?
Go away, r25. OP, leather jackets are only worn by the elder gays.
It''s basically the hipster uniform in NYC from October thru April. Some intrepid hipsters even try to rock leather in the summer by way of leather vests.
I have a classic well worn brown bomber I wear often, I get a lot of compliments. I love my old leather bomber, I''ll wear it forever.
I hate leather on a man. It is a sad attempt to be edgy and cool. %0D\
However, leather pants in the right circumstances (like a bar/strip club/model in a magazine/porn site) make a fit tanned body really hot.
If one rides a motorcycle they are quite practical to keep one warm and break the wind.
This style of coat is terrible and outdated. Very " 90''s FRIENDS episode" I picture David Schwimmer walking into the Central Perk...
R34 one of the ugliest jackets (and models) I have ever seen.
Brown over black leather, definitely. Brown leather isn''t trying so hard. %0D\
I associate black leather with elderly S&M queens or Jersey Shore housefrau. Tired and clueless.
It depends, OP. Do you have a Harley Davidson keychain?
I agree - that is the ugliest jacket I have ever seen at r34. Way too busy and it looks uncomfortable. %0D\
I have to say that leather looks good only on women - they know how to work the whole leather effect:
A nice, well-fitting leather jacket is classic. But, you have to try on different styles/sizes to see what looks good on you. As r12 said, you need to go as small as possible. And I think any leather jackets that hang belong the waist are trashy (and scream "I have no ass!"). My favorite style is like the one in the pic below.
Red leather jackets, like in R20''s link, are just about to get big in London. I''m guessing they''ll be over in about a week, though, so be quick. Could you go with green? Or blue? In fact, I''m predicting colourful leather and pleather jackets will be all over the place by the end of the year. Trust me on this.
A yellow jacket could be totally hot.
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