♥ Angel Jackets gifted me the jacket featured in today’s blog post; all opinions are my own ♥
For fall, I hunted down a perfectly roomy leather jacket with a bit of grit from Angel Jackets. The “Austin” Cafe Racer Leather Jacket (the “café racer” style is named after the lightweight motorcycles used to ride between popular cafés) that I ended up with is from the men’s section, as I wanted a longer length and bigger shoulders, but it can also be found in the women’s section with a tailored fit.
MATERIAL & DETAILS
The more utilitarian, unfussy style of this café racer leather jacket is easy to style, but it has a number of details that add visual interest, from the decorative shoulder details to the distressed cognac finish to the functional and accented zippered pockets. It has the lean body of a 60s café racer jacket, but when upsized also produces the broad-shouldered effect of the 80s. I like how it instantly adds edge to an otherwise ordinary outfit.
The brown lambskin leather feels rich if a bit stiff at first, but should develop a soft, worn-in feel with time. The leather is a bit tumbled and vintage-looking, but occupies a happy medium between faded and battered.
The “Austin” is fully lined and in an oversized fit allows for easy layering. It’s a true “throw-on-and-go” piece–I can wear it with a chunky knit, mini skirt, textured tights, and combat boots, but it’ll look just as styled with skinny jeans and high-tops.
The $199 price tag feels very reasonable for lambskin leather; however, as the jacket ships from Pakistan (my order took four days to arrive by FedEx), the return or replacement process may be more protracted compared to brands with brick and mortar stores.
Find more women’s leather jackets here.