Where can I buy a nice leather jacket?
Today I set out to find a replacement for my 10 year-old hand-me-down Banana Republic black leather jacket. I was looking for something in the $100–200 range, but could stretch that a little if needed. I went to Macy’s, Men’s Warehouse, Banana Republic, Kohl’s, and (after prompting from one of my more stylish friends) Express and Forever 21. Much to my dismay, it seems that modern fashion has really gone down the shitter. I found brown leather with red stitching, white pleather with fur cuffs, button up dusters with 12 pockets, and a few coats that looked nice from a distance but (upon closer inspection) appear to be made out of garbage bags. I also found several coats that would have likely suited a character in a John Hughes movie, but would look good on anyone in this decade.
I like more simple, classic style clothing – dressy and functional. I’m looking for a jacket that’s warm, zip-up, black, and not hideous. I found a few candidates at Macy’s but they were all upwards of $600. A few stores said they’d be getting coats in a few weeks… but I’m cold now! I hate shopping, but I also know that it’s foolish to buy any article of clothing over $30 on the internet. I would love to have to go to only one more store.
So, I’m looking for store suggestions based on past experience or recommendations from friends and family, but I’d be GIDDY if any of you had recent personal experience with this. Has anyone bought a leather jacket lately?
17/Male/Ohio Medium, Black, must be Leather
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