Review: Angel Jackets

♥ 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.


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.

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  1. KL wrote:

    From the photos it looks like you folded the sleeves under since it’s a men’s jacket — does it stay folded like that, or do you plan to alter them with a tailor?

    Posted 12.15.23 Reply
    • Elle wrote:

      Good eye. The sleeves are in fact folded here; while they do stay put and don’t cause discomfort, I am taking the jacket to a tailor who works on leather to get an estimated cost on the alteration. In this case, because the sleeves have a zippered opening at the end, the procedure may be more expensive than what I want to spend but I’ll update the post if I do decide on it. Will also reply to the comment to let you know the outcome then.

      Posted 12.15.23 Reply
    • Elle wrote:

      A quick update: I decided against shortening the sleeves–the zipper detail at the cuff makes the operation a bit too costly in the end, and my makeshift solution works fine.

      Posted 12.21.23 Reply
      • KL wrote:

        Thanks for updating with your final decision! I’ve had some leather jacket sleeves shortened in the past, but none with zippered cuffs either.

        Posted 12.29.23 Reply
  2. JB MARTIN wrote:

    hrilled with my Angel Jackets ‘Austin’ Café Racer Leather Jacket! Its vintage-inspired design and rich brown lambskin elevate any outfit effortlessly. At $199, it’s a steal for the quality. Although shipping from Pakistan, the four-day wait is worth it. A must-have for fall from

    Posted 3.11.24 Reply