As suggested in the title of this post, here is the only leather jacket I have ever loved. I've had it since junior year in high school so you know it's real. Every fall, I'm regaled with trend reports and style castings all proclaiming the return/revamp of the leather jacket. Yet for some reason, it's a look that I've just never been able to vibe with. It makes me feel boxy and boyish -- not in a cool militant structural Balmain way. Think less Rihanna and more like an actual little boy trying to dress up as an extra in Grease.
This jacket's leather body lets me have fun with the edgier feel of a full leather jacket, but the cotton and jersey knit blend sleeves mean that my shoulders aren't outchea looking broad and crazy. I guess the sporty letterman preppy look comes together pretty well with the badass biker chick look...kind of like in the actual movie Grease! Sometimes opposites blend together and make for a really sturdy, lightweight jacket that's perfect for a slightly chilly fall day. Thus, the main takeaway from this post is that we all go together (like rama lamma ramma ba diggity ding da dong?) and you don't need a leather jacket to put some rad in your life.
(still reeling from the fact that I'm ending this post talking about one of the cheesiest musicals of all time, but Grease has a special place in my heart ever since I was part of my high school's production of it so it's something I've come to terms with)