I’ve been searching for the perfect moto jacket for over a year. (I am a really indecisive person. I have trouble ordering at restaurants, and usually make my husband order my 2nd choice so I can switch if I change my mind. He is a good man.) Making it especially difficult was the fact that I had a faux leather* (*pleather) jacket I have loved since I bought it on clearance at Saks Off Fifth (where stuff is already on sale). I wore it out to dinner, to weddings, everywhere – it went with everything. I even barfed into it in a cab in Vegas, then washed it in the washing machine when I got home because it was faux leather* (*pleather). But, because it was faux leather* (*pleather), it started to wear out. It now has a bunch of tears in it, and even a few burned holes from the time I wore it to a beach bonfire. I still love it and will probably still wear it when it rains. Anyway, all of this is leading up to the fact that I needed to find a leather jacket that I would love just as much, that would last forever. And, thanks to the School of Rock costume designer Alison Freer, I found this one.
She wrote an awesome article for xoJane on why this is the world’s most perfect moto jacket. Unlike the trendy “fashion” leather jackets du jour, this one will stand the test of time – it already has. It’s made by Schott, a company that’s been in business since 1913. (They were the first ones to put a zipper on a jacket.) Also, it’s the original moto jacket – the one worn by Sid Vicious, Bruce Springsteen, the Ramones and Joan Jett. Marlon Brando wore it in The Wild One. James Dean wore it, too. AND NOW ME.
It’s expensive, but not as expensive as the trendy “fashion” ones. And it’s pricey partially because it is made in the U.S.A. by union workers. And it comes with a lifetime warranty. I know this one was a major splurge, but in my opinion, it was worth it and I’ll be wearing it for years to come (as long as I don’t barf into it in Vegas.)