GUESS Jacket - Faux Leather | Bloomingdale's
by Lesley Scott
When it comes to leather jackets, forget anything too girlie or love-me-tender. We look to the boys for inspiration, and we're lookin' for love in all the wrong places, just like Marlon Brando as Johnny Strabler in 'The Wild One'. As the swaggering leader of the Black Rebels Motorcycle Club, he's a boisterous anti-hero who broods darkly, invades a small unsuspecting town with his posse, and causes mayhem - all while looking quite fashionably biker-fabulous. We have no doubt if Strabler were still raisin' a ruckus today, he'd do it in some version of this slim fitting nickel-studded, overdyed 'Harris' biker leather from All Saints. Crafted from individually-sourced vintage patches, a particularly cool detail is the wire inserted discreetly into the collar for an authentic, chicly crumpled effect.Read more about finding great leather pieces by clicking over to our friends at FashionTribes!
Ever since I finally scored the perfect leather jacket last fall, I've been wanting to rock it all the time -- rain or shine, hot or cold, fall or winter! However, sweating up a storm in the warmer months ahead is not going to be cute, and I was starting to think I'd be forced to surrender my leather (err, leatherette) until cooler weather rolled around. That is, until I realized just how many summer-friendly possibilities there are in the realm of leather jackets, ready to take the long-standing trend up through the season! Whether cropped, fair-colored, short-sleeved, or even with detachable sleeves, leather jackets are getting more and more versatile for those of us that aren't ready to hang up our favorite outerwear for good! Take a look at the slideshow for my 10 picks.