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The biker jacket is the epitome of cool. Throughout all of film and fashion I can’t think of a piece that says cool quite like it. Sticking to last weeks biker theme with the Balmain biker jeans, it made sense to round out the outfit. Just as the biker jeans are the most iconic Balmain piece, the biker jacket is what says Saint Laurent.
The biker I got isn’t the famous “perfecto” (the classic asymmetrical double breasted zip with a belt we all think of immediately when we think biker jacket). As cool and classic as that jacket is I wanted something different, and when you want something unique and out of production you have to look to Ebay. After checking multiple times a day for many months I finally found the one I wanted. Skeptical of the authenticity I bought it and prayed Ebay’s buyer protection would save me if I got scammed with a fake. Saint Laurent leather for out of production pieces on Ebay can be just as expensive as brand new ones and even the still in production ones don’t depreciate that much so you want to be SURE you’re getting the authentic thing.
When the package arrived I tore it open in nervous anticipation hoping for the real deal. I stuck my hand in to pull it out and before I even laid eyes on it I knew it was the real deal. The feel of the leather is amazing and not something you can fake. The only thing I can think of on par to the supple buttery-ness of Saint Laurent leather is Brunello Cucinelli (probably the best fabrics of any brand in the world). It really is the best of the best.
As nice as the leather is, it’s the details that really make the jacket I got special. My jacket was designed as a “hybrid” between a classic biker and a blazer. The jacket has the classic zippers on the sleeve cuffs you would expect of a biker, but it also has surgeons cuff buttons you would expect to see in high end blazers.
The closure- well there is no closure. The jacket looks like it’s double breasted and has an asymmetrical zip, however, cannot zip up at all and those double breasted flaps function like the lapels on a blazer. A nice added touch is the breast pocket which you would wear a pocket square in on a jacket. The entire jacket is lined in silk and has internal breast pockets to keep your phone or cards (I never use the outside pockets on any jackets ever).
The shoulders and silhouette are classic Saint Laurent which you either love or hate, you really need to try it on and know how it looks on you. The fit is very short and cropped, more so than other leather by them which I personally like. I wear a size 46 (I would have rather got a 48 and got the body tailored for the extra shoulder and sleeve length but good luck finding it with out of production jackets). The hardware is the same as on any of the other jackets, polished, but I wouldn’t call it shiny. What’s nice about this jacket and Saint Laurent in general is it all goes together. Their pants complete their look and their shoes go with the pants. Its really a “collection” as opposed to different pieces that all sort of have the same feel.
If you’re looking for a cool jacket there are cheaper, there are more unique, there are more unique and cheaper, and then there’s Saint Laurent. It’s a classic and if you’re reading this you’re obviously thinking about getting one because you know it is too. Buy it, forget it, and know that you’ll never need another leather again (although we all know you’ll never stop at 1 leather).
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