With all the bright, bold colours, crazy prints and sparkly, glitter textures swirling around in the media, magazines, my screen, and my wardrobe… it’s a nice change to turn your nose up to it all and come back to black on black.
I have been looking for one for the looongest time.
Here’s a bit of fashion pop-culture history for you.
Leather jackets were worn in the early 1900s by people in aviation and the military.
The black motorcycle leather jacket was first made popular by Marlon Brando in The Wild One (1953). His jacket style was called the “Perfecto motorcycle jacket”, which was actually first designed in 1928, and cost $5.50.
Since then, the Perfecto has made it onto the big screen again and again, worn by John Travolta in Grease (1978), Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing (1987), Johnny Depp in Cry-Baby (1990), and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2 (1991).
And also rock stars like Blondie, The Ramones, and The Sex Pistols, wore their jackets all the time.
Of course, the one I have has been evolved a little – slight shoulder pads, epaulettes on the shoulders, no waist-band belt.
It’s buttery soft, faux leather, with lining. It has a lovely heavy feel, and just the right amount of embellishments and garment detail to my liking (and it is affordable). It’ll slip into my wardrobe *perfectly* and ooze understated badass-ness :)
Top: Marc Jacobs
Jeans: Vivienne Westwood
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