Leather clothing is luxury
The Jacket Maker – an online leather store that specializes in leather clothing – approached me to review one of their jackets. When you are a regular reader of the blog you know that I have a knack for leather clothes. My love for this clothing goes back to me childhood. It all started with a pair of red lederhosen I wore as a toddler.
When browsing their collection this classic blazer (see photos) excited me with its unusal, interesting neutral color combination of ruby and metalic maroon, and its classic (slimming) cut as well as the length. The at hip-bone length of the hem and the vertical lines from the color-blocking give the illusion of “miles-long” legs and height, respectively. Both aspects are flattering on all women alike and especially for petite (less or equal to 5 ft 4 tall) and plus-size women.
Great craftsmanship and high quality hides
The sample shows great craftsmanship. It is fully lined. There are no signs of wrinkles in the hide, which is one of the indictors for high quality skins. The feel is very soft. No stiffness at all.
The piece has a slight pleasant note of leather sent like a descent perfume (love that sent) when you put your nose very close. This note is a sign for genuine leather. A person standing in front of your won’t notice. I didn’t smell it when wearing it.
I ordered a size S according to the size-chart measurements and it’s a perfect fit. I can easily move in it (see photos). It can be worn open in a business casual way, but also closed as outerwear (see the photos). Two flies with one hit – so to speak. Love it! <3
Great customer support
After ordering, I received an order confirmation. Then they followed up with an another email providing shipping info to track the package. This means you know exactly when the package will arrive. I really like to have that info. The package arrived via DHL.
Did I mention that I like that they have free international shipping and that you even can have your clothes custom-made?
Price-performance ratio: An afforable luxury wardrobe addition
Leather as attire for non-protective purposes is luxury. The price for the piece featured in this post ($337) is in the ballpark of similar style/cut quality pieces made from fabric.
Given the durability of leather chances are high that the jacket has a longer tenure in your wardrobe than a similar item from fabric. Moreover, since leather keeps out wind you can wear the jacket also as outerwear in the transition seasons, i.e. chances are high that you wear it more often. In these cases, the cost-per-wear gets below 1 dollar much faster, and in the end, will be lower than for a fabric item or same quality. When you are new here, my criterion for a great deal is that an item gets below 1$ during its tenure in your wardrobe.
Who will love this blazer
As stated above, the classic cut, high quality leather and neutral colors make this blazer a great basic wardrobe addition for women of all body shapes. However, the blazer is especially perfect for petite women who strive for the illusion of height; tall plus-size women will love the jacket for its slimming effect. They will benefit from the vertial lines and the color combination. Recall dark colors tend to be visually slimming.
I can really recommend this this blazer. It’s perfect as outerwear in spring and fall and it’s also great on cool, windy cloudy summer days. I wore the blazer as a cover-up on such a day with temperatures in the 50s (10-15oC) for the first time. I felt comfortable despite the wind and humidity. In winter, this coat is nice as an alternative to a fabric blazer on Casual Friday when your office dress code permits wearing leather.
The Jacket Maker’s collection also includes motorcycle jackets, studded coats, and even ombre dyed body-con jackets with zipper closure (other favorites of mine). When you live in a climate zone with windy weather a leather coat is a Must-have to keep the chilling factor of wind away from your body core.
In two sentences
The leather blazer from The Jacket Makers is a well-made, affordable, figure-flattering luxury wardrobe addition for women who love leather attire. It’s also a great choice for women who seek to buy more sustainable/durable clothing or want customization. Browse their awesome collection now.Leather attire is more durable than fabric. #sustainability #TheJacketMaker Click To Tweet A genuine leather jacket is long-lasting affordable luxury. #slowfashion #TheJacketMaker Click To Tweet
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Disclosure: The leather blazer is a sample from The Jacket Maker. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinions.
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