MADEWELL leather jacket (Medium), EVERLANE x LANGLEY tank (Medium), MADEWELL shorts (size 28), CHURCH'S shoes, here in white (size 37), RAYBAN wayfarers
Remember Johnny Depp from Cry-Baby? That's kind of how I feel in this leather jacket. I've been looking at this Acne leather jacket for years but the price is just so absurd to me that I have forever hoarded it in shopping carts waiting for a sale. So when Madewell released their Fall 2014 lookbook, I jumped at the chance to try this one on and see how it measures up to the Acne leather jacket. You know what? It measures up just fine. Overall, the jacket is a great buy, but beware it is heavy. Also note, that the hardware on the buckles are very loud and a little bit cheap feeling. Other than that the quality is really surprisingly great. The way I see it, for a leather jacket that looks and feels like it should have a $1700 price tag, I'm sure you agree you are willing to make compromises.
So why did I return mine? Some minor defect in the stitching. I'm currently on a backorder to get another one, but I just found this from Zara and (even this one!) I am admittedly having second-thoughts despite my own glowing reviews.
What would you do, friends? Keep the Madewell one or try out the Zara leather jacket.