Only Leather !

One clothing item which can never go out of fashion is a quality leather jacket. Today you can find them in all possible colors and shapes, but for me there is only one classic – leather jacket made in black leather. Being a student with a very limited amount of money, I begged my mother to buy me one – when I passed in term all of my exams at the fifth year of medicine, this fantastic jacket was my present – without any doubt I can say that it still is my favorite and most worn clothing item.

I can pair her with all sorts of different items – with some nice shirts and skirts for my job, with the little black dress for the evening outings, but my most favorite combination is also the simplest one – just a T-shirt and the pair of jeans and I’m ready to go!

Leather jacket always gives a little bit of an edge and of course, a little bit of rock’n’roll to every outfit, so who can resist her?

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Custom made black leather jacket – made in my hometown Split, Croatia

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Jeans by H&M

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Dr. Martens boots, bought at Shoe-be-do store, Croatia

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Leather and studs gloves by H&M; my favorite belt bought 12 years ago 🙂

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Printed two layer T-shirt by Zara

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Just throwin’ my wool cap…

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…at the innocent photographer 🙂 !

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Show me what you got!!

 

BLACK LEATHER JACKET:

Leather jackets were invented for aviators to wear on bombing raids in World War II; but they were also very popular with the Russian Bolsheviks and were worn by the commissars during the Russian civil war.

Airplane-pilot-in-black-leather-jacketPilot in World War II

Later on black leather jackets became a symbol of cool and rebellion and then of course the bikers, as owning a bike symbolized freedom in the 50’s and 60’s. Marlon Brando in ‘The Wild One’ is the perfect example of this fashion statement during the period.

tumblr_inline_mm8qf8lwc91r8iunkMarlon Brando in 1953. classic “The Wild One”

And who can possibly forget this amazing all leather look by an icon Elvis Presley, worn at his 1968. comeback concert – Elvis and leather never looked better!

Elvis-68-Special-Black-Leather-Suit-Image-for-StandeeTHE KING!

Black leather jackets then went through a phase in the 70’s and 80’s of being associated with so called criminal or seedy elements of society, being favourites of Hells Angels and Heavy Metal fans. It has also been linked to the gay fashion scene, which  is a world away from the previous examples, but nevertheless still an uncomfortable association for worried parents of those day.

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Blondie’s Debbie Harry

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Mr.Mercury in his leather ensemble

Whatever image of leather jackets happens to be, one fact will always remain – they will certainly be around for a long time to come and there are very few items of clothing around in the fashion world that simply epitomize the word cool…

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…and if you disagree…you will be TERMINATED 😉 !

Thank you Miss Stela for the pictures!

Source: A Brief History of Leather Jackets

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8 thoughts on “Only Leather !

  1. This has to be my favourite styling! I love everything about it, especially the combo leather, combat boots and studs! Very biker-rock chic!

    • Thank you darling! I realized that lately I have completely ignored my punk rock hey days, when my wardrobe only had a couple of pair of jeans, Dr. Martens and leather jacket…my inner rocker is awaken 🙂 ! Kisses!

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