Going off of a recent conversation with our dearest content editor, Ella Jane, there are really only a few things a woman needs and needs to get right. Keep it minimal, keep it strong and strip out all of the frills - this winter, start with an investment in something that will last you forever. With this I advise, aim higher rather than lower, and invest carefully so you only buy once and never have to buy again. So this season, take the dive with us into our winter round up of the best leather jackets to love and covet.
Courtesy of Schott NYC
Sometimes when it comes to buying something as monumental as a shearling or in this case, a leather jacket - I like to go straight to the original and straight to heritage. Especially when it comes to something as classic as a leather jacket or shearling coat, even if one gets the hardware wrong (a bad zip, a cheap fastening), it can become an utter disaster. So, for years I looked no further than true American heritage, original NYC makers of leather since 1913, Schott NYC. And my one true love? Schott NYC Women's Sheepskin B-3 Bomber has been on my list since day one.
Courtesy of Acne Studios
In all my travels and season after season, I have never come across a leather biker more perfect and more well done than the one delivered to us by Acne Studios. Perfectly placed hardware and still remaining simple in its detailing, if a leather biker is what you're after - no one cuts one better than these Swedes.
Courtesy of Celine
Most often, when one tries to replicate a true original, many fail quite miserably. As I lean towards dressing very simply and minimally - my eye is very strict and attentive on detail. If you're like me and a long leather coat is what you lust, Celine have managed to do one impeccably.
Courtesy of Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Menswear, womenswear - when it comes to outerwear, there are no lines. This season, if you prefer to move a little way away from the traditional - Maryam Nassir Zadeh's Kaplan Jacket with alternating colours and its perfect and very well considered boxed shape is the one for you.
Courtesy of Net-A-Porter
Take it from my experience, but green leather, and one as beautiful as this, is extremely rare and hard to come by. And of course, by none other than Bottega Veneta, this cropped leather bomber can be found for your shopping perusal on net-a-porter.com.
Courtesy of KHAITE
If you're tempted to go for something softer and more relaxed, KHAITE's chestnut suede Larissa Jacket offers the perfect go-to in cropped.
Courtesy of The Row
This wouldn't be a feature about the finest and the well considered without looking to The Row. One of those brands where every garment projects utter elegance once worn, for the perfect jacket in leather, any piece of The Row will become a timeless companion and one to cherish forever.
Courtesy of Saint Laurent
Another style worthy of noting is the classic Aviator Jacket and there's none other more perfectly aligned than the Saint Laurent zip-up bomber with its removable shearling collar.
Courtesy of Ganni
Again, I feel like a broken record player but leather done well, and in this case with Ganni, should be something to celebrate. So rare to see one executed to precision, whether you want it washed, distressed or cracked - if an authentic vintage looking jacket is more to your acquired taste, this neatly cropped, well adjusted washed leather jacket from Ganni should tempt you as first pick.
Courtesy of Ted Baker
The perfect chocolate brown relaxed bomber? Look no further than this one by London's Ted Baker.