Leather jacket season is almost upon us and the gawd Rick Owens has been the best doing it for some time now. You may recall our leather jacket buying guide from last year where I went through the essential things to consider before pulling the trigger on a showpiece leather. One of my favorite repeat styles from Rick is the moto-neck instarsia. It’s minimal with clean lines and an excellent cropped fit. This is one of those pieces that the internet doesn’t do justice to, but it will definitely hurt your wallet. Luckily it’s currently on sale at Farfetch at 50% off. Lookout for me to do another leather jacket review in the coming weeks.
Photo by Noah Rabinowitz.
My friend Wilbert Cooper wrote a piece for VICE on the history of the Schott ‘Perfecto’ motorcycle jacket for Vice. In it he reflects on the brand’s 100 years of heritage and the jacket’s place in cultural history. Little known fact was that the Irving was the first clothier to put a zipper on a jacket all the way back in 1925. History indeed.
Read the feature over at VICE.
Above is a Rick Owens Gradient Leather Jacket from Spring/Summer 2009. This is a classic Rick Owens piece and although he has incorporated the idea of gradients into some of his later work, I haven’t seen this treatment since. While some original buyers of this jacket griped about the Tyvek gradient portion peeling away with wear I think the evolution of the gradient over adds to this item’s appeal. It’s easy to demand perfection from our purchases but it’s the personalized imperfections that endears an item of clothing to us.
Photos by Rocky Li
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