Leather jackets are back for fall, not that they ever went away completely. The look is cropped and motorcycle-ish with a definite “don’t mess with me” vibe. Here are a few examples.
This asymmetrically zipped cropped leather jacket by Vince features a snap closure at the notched collar, two-way zipper front, zippered pockets and cuffs. Measured from center back, it’s 18 inches long. The shell is 100% leather and the lining is 100% cotton, except for the sleeve lining, which is 100% acetate. $750.00
The military look is big in leather jackets this year, and there’s no better example than this military-inspired leather jacket from bebe. It is long-sleeved with button detailed cuff and button epaulets. It’s cut to be open at the top, and has rounded brass buttons on the foldover collar. Sleeve length is 25 inches from shoulder, and the center back length is 20 inches. $259.00 from bebe.com
The Truth & Pride Crop Leather Scooter Jacket has a bit more playful look to it. This richly hued supple leather jacket is cropped length with a fitted shape. The collection of zip pockets gives the look a bit of an edge, while trapunto (quilted effect) stitching on the collar, hem, and cuffs adds textural interest. $478.00 from Nordstrom.