Faux leather jackets are trending this season (but, really, are they ever not in style?). And there are plenty of styles out in retail land.
The beauty of faux leather jackets is their budget friendliness. I’ve had a beautiful leather moto style jacket for about ten years. I love it, but it was pricey. It’s often hard to tell that faux leather is not actually leather. And it’s a plus for those who don’t wear leather.
I’ve styled it with three looks – not wildly different from each other, but I think they each have a different vibe.
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Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket
Before I get into the styled looks, let’s talk about this jacket.
The material is surprisingly soft, and it looks like leather. Although I wouldn’t say it feels like real leather. It’s comfortable to wear – it even comfortably zips up!
I like the length of this jacket. It’s not too short and hits just at the top of the hip.
The fit seems true to size. The sleeves are a bit on the long side, which works for my long arms. If you have short arms, the sleeves could be long for you. I always prefer a jacket sleeve to be a little long so it covers a long-sleeved shirt underneath.
I’d say as faux leather goes, I give this jacket a thumbs up.
The jacket is by Levi’s. I love the moto style and an unexpected “moto” color (it’s called Oyster). As of this writing, it’s on sale: 40% off at $89.90 (regular price $150) . . . and available in 13 colors!
Remember the cost-per-wear formula when shopping for a faux leather jacket (or any other clothing item). The formula is simple math: the cost of a item divided by the number of times you will/do wear it = cost per wear.
The cost per wear for this jacket, assuming I will wear it once a week (52 times per year) using the formula is: $90 / 52 = $1.74, or the cost is $1.74 per wearing over a year. The cost per wear could actually be less than $1.74 if I wear it over multiple years.
This way of thinking about clothing “investments” is so helpful when considering a clothing purchase to help determine if it’s something worth buying. Also, it’s a justification for actually wearing the thing you are buying rather than saving it “for good.”
Check out this post about saving clothes “for good” and an expanded explanation of the cost-per-wear formula.
Faux Leather Jacket – Classic Look
This is a look that can easily work for the office, a shopping outing, or lunch date. It’s classic with a splash of edgy, thanks to the moto jacket.
I like the combination of the off-white jacket with brown. It’s a rich look and great for fall.
This back view (below) shows the seam detail and the flattering shape of the jacket.
You can see the sleeve zipper detail in the photo below it. I’m not sure why you’d want to unzip the sleeve, but it could make it easier to put the jacket over a sweater.
Faux Leather Jacket + Bootcut Jeans
Bootcut jeans are such a flattering silhouette and they’re very much in style right now. Paired with the feminine shape of this jackets, the look is casually graceful.
Faux Leather Jacket Moto Style
This look embodies the moto styling of the jacket. The crisp contrast of the off-white jacket and black pants presents a striking look. Add moto style boots and a pair of aviator sunglasses, and the moto vibe is complete!
Browse Faux Leather Jackets
Faux leather jackets are definitely trending this fall. Here’s a curated selection of moto styles from my go-to retailers. The Levi’s faux leather jacket from this post is the first jacket pictured in the widget below.
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Duncans Mills, Sonoma County, CA
The historic town of Duncans Mills, California is located on the banks of the Russian River in western Sonoma County just eight miles inland from the Pacific Coast Highway 1 and the town of Jenner, and eight miles west of the Russian River town of Guerneville. The beautiful village of Duncans Mills is filled with over 21 unique shops, restaurants, art galleries, a bar and a wine tasting room. Recreational activities include canoeing on the Russian River, hiking along the Sonoma Coast and in Armstrong Redwoods, taking a drive down Pacific Highway 1 to nearby Bodega Bay or through Jenner to Sea Ranch and Timber Cove. Russian River Wine country is just a short drive away.
Read about the history of Duncans Mills here.