A leather jacket is not something you buy everyday. Since a good one will probably cost you an arm and a leg its important not to rush into buying the first one that you see. You've got to ask yourself a few questions first. What style of jacket are you going to go for and what your budget is as this inevitably determines the quality and finish of the jacket. I've had a few off the high-street and they never quiet satisfied me so after doing a lot of research I decided to treat myself to a Schott NYC one. As I am clearly not bulging with muscles I went for the rather slim cut 626 model which is currently only available stateside. After months of waiting it finally arrived last month and has become my favourite piece of clothing that I have ever bought. I quickly learnt that a good leather jacket needs looking after and is not something you can just buy and wear. Creams, moisturisers and regular cleaning will assure that your purchase will last for years to come.
Thrown together with a plain tee and a pair of jeans or even a smart pair of chino's they are the epitome of a wardrobe staple. This Schott NYC one is made from the finest waxed cowhide and is super warm as a result. It certainly has a fair amount of weight to it. So what is the perfect leather jacket? That all depends on what you are looking for in one and what your needs are, but the Schott NYC 626 is just perfect for me!
Jacket: Schott NYC 626, Cropped Trousers: asos, Footwear: Dr. Martens, White Tee: Muji