Friday, June 25, 2010

Milan & Paris Men's Fashion Week - the eternal trend - Leather Jacket (Updated)

This is something I've noticed, no matter the year, no matter the season, and no matter the location, a trend that seems everlasting is the leather jacket. Men just love a good, well fitted leather jacket. It can make the most dull looking outfit instantly interesting. It goes with a shirt and slacks or a white t-shirt and jeans. It's the symbolism of modern masculinity, it travels well, and it can both be sophisticated and rugged.
I've always been a bit apprehensive about leather jacket fearing that I'm not old enough or mature enough to not come off as a poser wearing one, but ever since buying my very first one from Uniqlo a year ago, I can't see myself not owning more down the road. It just adds an air of self-confidence to the wearer.
This season on the runways of Milan and Paris, we once again see exquisitely made leather jacket marching down the runway in a vairety of styles. So far designers such as Rick Owen, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Junya Watanabe, Burberry, Neil Barrett...etc have all features different type of leather jackets with standouts from Balmain and Neil Barrett, just to name a couple (Pictures below) (Update: I'm adding Burberry Prosum to that list, Christopher Bailey made a couple insanely awesome leather jackets, nothing too artsy, just very chic British style)
Burberry Prosum Spring 2011

Neil Barrett Spring 2011

Balmain Spring 2011

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