23 long leather jackets to wear this season
My mom discovered a fashion trend without trying. In anticipation of Chicago’s winter, my mother and I always go coat shopping together to try to find her a new warm coat. We tore through Michigan Avenue, going from store to store in 15 minutes. The same thing happens in every store: I pull out excitedly bomber plane and cut inflater, my mother shook her head no, and she reached for a knee-length coat.
“Do your best, mom. Why not this one? ” I would say, hand out a leather bomber jacket that I secretly hope she likes so I can “borrow” it in her closet.
She informed me for the 97th time that she wouldn’t wear any coats that wouldn’t cover her butt. I remind her of her amazing figure, probably every week pilates and run five miles every day. In return, she told me it wasn’t a problem and not to push it. “I will wear a short coat the day you wear a tunic,” were her last words on the matter.
For defense, I tried wearing a long coat. But every long coat makes me feel like a long walking marshmallow, every long coat makes me feel like a hidden private detective, and every wool coat makes me feel like a prisoner. trapped in a blanket. Then one night, as I was wearing my favorite leather jacket to go out, it struck me: a long leather jacket.
While I may still not understand my mother’s no-coat rule, I will say that I can understand the look of her long coat. Long leather jackets are the ideal winter coat. They are sleek, sophisticated, and just right in shape. The leather isn’t too heavy and the extra length adds a lot of warmth. And after a long time searching online, I found so many options that I could see both mom and I wear. Below, I’ve rounded up 21 long leather jackets to get you through the winter. (And mom, if you’re reading this, now it’s your turn to try on the leather bomber.)