Leather Skin green jacket review

#advancedstyle older lady in nappa coat, silk skirt, sunglasses, and graphic T-shirt

A classic motorcycle cut in a gem color = super stylish

When you follow this blog already for a while, you know that I have a knack for leather clothes ever since I was a child. You also know that I love bold, deep colors like gem stones. Thus, I was super excited when a Leather Skin representative asked me to pick a jacket for review. They have my favorite hide in all kinds of cuts and beyond the typical neutrals like brown, black, navy, white and red, you can find them in really great stand-out-from-the-crowd colors such as yellow, chartreuse, royal blue, purple, pink, or bottle green – just to mention a few. Of course, I couldn’t resist the green one with zipper details. Such a great unexpected color, in a classic cut with edgy detail. Note it’s also available in distressed maroon, black, and mustard yellow.

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#fashionover50 mature woman in statement quilted leather jacket and floral print skirt
Back view of quilted genuine leather jacket c/o Leather Skin with own Talbot floral print silk skirt, Neo Tango print sandals, and Paloma Picasso sunglasses to show the zipper pocket on the sleeves and the zippers at the wrists plus the quilting in the back

My hubby immediately asked me to buy a color leather jacket for him

When the package arrived, I was in Greenbelt at Goddard Space Flight Center visiting NASA . On the phone, I asked my husband to open the packet that had arrived. His immediate reaction was “I want a leather jacket like this as my birthday gift!” That really means something! He very seldom gives me a hint for a gift for him, and now he was expressing what he wants!

#fashionover40 older women in edgy classic outfit of biker hide, full skirt, graphic T-shirt and T-strap sandals
Green biker jacket c/o Leather Skin with own Talbot full skirt, Neo Tango leopard print T-strap sandals, and Paloma Picasso sunnies, and grapgic T-shirt Keep Calm and Let the Meteorologist Handle It

Guess what? Leather Skin‘s men’s collection also has many pieces in bold colors including entire motorcycle suits. When I came back, I totally understood my husband’s reaction. Such a soft hide, the unique great smell of a new leather piece, great even dye in an outstanding color, excellent craftsmanship, paired with a beautiful design. <3

Going beyond the neutrals ups the style factor

At work, the dress code in my field is casual to outdoorsy with elements of athleisure thrown in. Thus, a nappa coat is a much better choice than a blazer when I want to dress up separates or even a dress. The bold color adds new interesting styling options to my wardrobe.

#midlifestyle #LeatherSkin older woman in sheep skin jacket, full skirt, high heel sandals
Side view of Back view of green sheep skin jacket c/o Leather Skin with own Talbot floral print silk skirt, Neo Tango high heel sandals, and Paloma Picasso cat eye sunnies

How to wear it

The zippers do double duty as edgy embellishment and in their very own function of being a zipper. In other words, you can close this coat tight and loose (see photos). Why is that an advantage? It means you can wear a thick sweater underneath in fall and still don the hide. In other words, the piece can be worn year round in climates with winter temperatures just around freezing and in three seasons in climate regions with cold winters. Living down south? It’s perfect for your cold season as a cover-up especially when it is windy.

woman in green #LeatherSkin biker cover-up closed tight
Zoom-in on the front to show how to tighten the cover-up by using the outermost zipper

A perfect piece for every woman who doesn’t want to be invisible

A motorcycle coat is very versatile to style. It works for work and play unless you are in the corporative world. It permits wearing your summer dresses in fall and start early on wearing them in spring. Outdoor rock concert? Yes, please, it’s perfect and your friends can easily spot you with an outstanding color. And yes, you don’t need to choose a bold color. The gem stone inspired colors look stunning with white/gray hair.

When you don't want to become invisible go for a bold color. #midlifestyle Click To Tweet

The jackets in neutral color dyes stand out by their great designs and interesting details.

Neutral clothes are all but boring, when they have interestig designs/details. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet

Great customer support

When ordering my husband’s birthday gift, I worked with the customer service. They are great folks, very responsive and fast. It comes with free shipping usually within 5 business days. They have a 30 days unconditional return policy. You can also exchange the item for another free of cost.

#styleover50 details of midlife woman's outfit in leather jacket, floral skirt, leopard print shoes
Zoom on details of the OOTD

Great price-performance ratio

The high quality of the hide and craftsmanship means your Leather Skin investment will be your go-to piece for several years to come. The coat presented here costs $189. I am sure, I will wear this beauty more than 189 times. I already have the next outfit in mind, and I am eager to wear it soon. Consequently, the price-per-wear will get under a dollar over the tenure of this green sheep skin rib-quilted genuine leather jacket in my closet. This means the piece meets my criteria for a great deal. 👍

#maturestyle woman in OOTD with zipper and buckles closed in the front
Front view of OOTD with zipper and buckles closed showing three zipper details in the front

I love this new addition to my wardrobe and I would recommend it to my best friends, and I even ordered one for my husband for his upcoming birthday. You can buy yourself your own bold leather jacket at Leather Skin.

In a nutshell

The green sheep skin rib-quilted genuine leather jacket has a great design and color, excellent craftsmanship and is worth its price. Customer satisfaction is important to them meaning great service, free shipping, generous return policy. Browse their collection now.

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Photos: G. Kramm

Disclosure: The green leather jacket is a sample from Leather Skin. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote the post myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
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