A couple of you expressed a desire for a “perfect” leather jacket, which is a tricky request to fulfill, as we all have our own individual ideas about what perfect is. This has also been a tricky post to do because most of the really exemplary leather jackets I find are too pricey for me to feel comfortable posting on GOACA. So all of the following are on sale—some still pricey, but less pricey. And because they are all on sale, sizes are sometimes limited, for which I apologize. My ideal leather jacket is fairly streamlined, with minimal-to-no hardware or ornamentation, so that’s what I’ve included here. This one from Theory seems thin enough to wear right now under a puffer, which I always think is a good look.
Allsaints makes great leather jackets, and I’m a big fan of this shearling-lined number. The combination of brown and black is underrated.
Here is another choice from Allsaints, which I like because it has a certain chic slouchiness, and would look as good with a dress as it would with jeans.
Another nicely streamlined option with a nifty snap collar.
OK, this exceeds the GOACA price limit even marked down, but there is something so fun about red leather, and it’s lined in shearling so it’s warm, warm, warm.
I’m pretty sure I think this is just classic and perfect.
Cropped and cute, with a great furry collar.
A dark green leather jacket is a very stylish and unpredictable thing to own.
A super-clean-lined choice.
This one from Vince could not be a whole lot more perfect in my book, and I like the ever-so-slight sheen of the leather.
And this little cutie is suede so it doesn’t quite fit with the category, but it’s so damn adorable I had to include it.