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Even if I smell like one…

Leather jackets – another must-have this fall.  And not the old boring trenchcoat-style ones.  This fall’s leather-loving woman is edgy and gravitates toward moto jackets and military couture, rather than something that makes her look like she’s on her way to attend her child’s PTA meeting.

However, as it is with anything trendy, there are tons of styles to choose from, some amazing and some that are absolutely hideous.

I’ve tried to do some of the work for you and narrow it down to a few that I really enjoy.

Hope you feel the same!

ASOS Cropped Leather Jacket ($168.50 USD)

ASOS Leather Aviator Jacket ($185.35 USD)

ASOS Washed Leather Motorcross Aviator Jacket ($202.20 USD)

Rachel Roy Leather Aries Jacket ($299 USD)

TopShop Chain Shoulder Biker Jacket ($310 USD)

TopShop Leather Saddle Stitch Jacket ($310 USD)

TopShop Sleeveless Flying Jacket ($360 USD)

Fringe Biker Jacket By Boutique ($370 USD)

All Saints Side Zip Leather Jacket ($379.13 USD)

IMPROVD Seam Detail Leather Jacket ($649 USD)

Larok Distressed Rocker Moto Jacket ($660 USD)

Mackage Michela Jacket ($725 USD)

S.W.O.R.D. Leather Quilted Moto Jacket ($902 USD)

But in my opinion, the crème de la crème of anything leather, shearling, or military-inspired this year:

Burberry Shearling Funnel Neck Aviator Jacket ($3595 USD)

I mean, seriously, Burberry Prorsum has become so wearable and so well-designed…  How can I help but come back to it again and again?  Most of their outerwear this season is amazing, but that shearling aviator jacket is certainly the pièce de résistance of this year’s fall ready-to-wear line.

And that double collar…  It’s unique and remarkably chic, but unfortunately, the jacket’s price tag is equally remarkable – remarkably expensive.

Not that the following option is affordable exactly, but it’s over $2000 cheaper and it’s a pretty close second:

Vince Cropped Aviator Jacket ($1450 USD)

Well, that’s all I have to share for now… Check back tomorrow for some more finds!


So, while on my hunt for the perfect shearling and leather bomber jacket this afternoon, I came across several other jackets that had me salivating quite a bit. Their style is unique and fittingly, their price is a bit steep as well. But not so steep that I wouldn’t dare consider buying them…

Have a little look and stop back later to check out my other finds!

L.A.M.B. Tweed Jacket with Belt ($330 USD)

Torn by Ronny Kobo Selma Quilted Jacket ($352 USD)

Haute Hippie Chiffon Bed Jacket ($695 USD)

What stylish young woman out there in the world isn’t thinking about finding the perfect coat for this coming autumn?  So many options to choose from, and I figure, why not get this blog started off right by talking about one of my favorite subjects – coats.  More specifically – military-inspired fall coats!  And we can’t start talking about one of Fall 2010’s biggest trends without mentioning the man behind the most beautiful line of military-inspired outerwear that has come out since…  I don’t know, the Revolutionary War?

To all of you out there who might happen upon my little patch of digital mindspace, please give him a round of applause: The maven of military couture himself, Christopher Bailey.  Mr. Bailey, what a genius you are, mon frère!  The best thing to happen to Burberry since the Haymarket Check.

So, yes, military looks are still in fashion, but a lot less gawdy, and I think we have none other than that wonderful man to whom we should be paying our thanks (if not our hard-earned money).

Here are some of my favorites from his work for Burberry Prorsum’s Fall 2010 ready-to-wear line…

Doeskin Wool Cropped Military Jacket ($1,995 USD)

Wool Felt Parade Jacket ($1,795 USD)

Zip Waist Wool Felt Peacoat ($2,495 USD)

And the coup de grâce of all navy peacoats (seriously, I envision the rest of them out there in the world committing seppuku after this one):

Cadet Wool Felt Coat with Tulle Hemline ($3,595 USD)

Bravo!  Bravo!  Right?!  Well, his work is exquisite, but if you are like most young women out there, there’s no way you’re going to be able to drop $3600 on a coat unless you plan on paying off credit card debt for the next decade…  So, the next question is: Where can you find some great coats which manifest this magnificent fall trend for a fraction of the price?  Let me try and help you with that…

I’ve scoured the interweb for some great military-inspired jackets and coats…  Some a bit pricier than others.  But by all means, please have a look at my findings in order from cheapest (yay!) to most expensive (blah).

Asos Button Corset Waist Mac ($117.95 USD)

Asos Military Button Peacoat ($126.38 USD)

TopShop Tall Double-Breasted Coat ($160 USD)

TopShop Belted Military Coat ($160 USD)

TopShop Double-Breasted Military Coat ($170 USD)

Idra Cream Confection Coat ($178 USD)

TopShop Ultimate Military Cape ($190 USD)

Kenneth Cole Reaction Asymmetrical Zip Coat ($210 USD)

Sass & Bide Proud Heart Jacket ($220 USD)

Karen Millen Sharp Military Jacket ($547.63 USD)

Leifsdottir Iberia Coat ($548 USD)

McGinn Nicola Coat ($560 USD)

Smythe Cadet Jacket ($595 USD)

Nanette Lepore Poison Ring Stretch Wool Military Coat ($698 USD)

Well, those are some of my favorites from what I’ve come across.  Hope there’s something out there for you to enjoy!