ESSENTIALS : Leather Jacket ( Leather Weather )



 

Time to shine some light on my biggest obsession when it comes to fashion as a whole, outerwear. The weather outside has begun bringing a little bit of a chill as the leaves change colour and the Autumn season sets in. A leather jacket is unarguably a wardrobe staple every man should have in their closet. No matter the style, whether it be a Perfecto, Racing Jacket, Bomber, or even a Field Jacket. Not only does a fine leather jacket look good but it also has longevity on it’s side. Nowadays this garment is most likely to be the one of the most expensive pieces to your wardrobe ( rightfully so), reason being. A good leather jacket is one of the few long term relationships you’ll have in fashion. They’re built to last, age as you do and can be paired with more items than you might expect.

Biker Jacket | All Saints

The Leather Jacket we have grown to love and appreciate today, first came to prominence in the early 1900s. Brown leather flight jackets were worn by the early aviators and the military, most notably the German Air Force in World War I. However it wasn’t until 1928 where Irving Scott, the son of Russian immigrants, was contacted by a Long Island Harley-Davidson distributer, Beck Industries. Beck had requested him to create a tough, zip-up leather jackets to protect motorcyclists from the weather and unfortunate falls. Beck got exactly what they asked for, it retailed at $5.50 and was called the Perfecto.

Biker Jacket| All Saints

Bomber Jacket | All Saints

During World War II the flight jacket became known as the “bomber jacket” and was heavily insulated and prized for its warmth. But the leather goods doesn’t have to stop with just your outerwear!

Emmanuel Farre, a self-taught patina artist, has been transforming genuine leather goods into custom coloured works of art. His exclusive process consists of transforming any genuine leather into a customized, one-of-a-kind piece. His work garnered global attention at which time he began doing numerous expos in New York City, at the Shoe Service Institute of America in Philadelphia, and the Hotel de Paris Saint Tropez. Emmanuel works with a combination of natural pigments and leather dyes that he applies with tiny brushes. He typically paints about 8 to 12 layers of colour to achieve the desired, aged effect with drying time in between. A final glaze is then applied to seal his work.

Stand out pieces to me by Maison Patina must go to the Chelsea Boot as well as the Messenger Bag in Denim Blue. Off the jump his entire collection brings a different flare and perspective to leather. I instantly fell in love with these boots the moment I had unpacked them. Not only are they one of the freshest Chelsea Boots Ive came across, but they are also extremely comfortable and easy to move around with. Plus the matching messenger bag on your side is a game changer and takes your sartorial taste to new levels.

 

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