A quality leather jacket is a good investment

A quality leather jacket is a good investment.



A quality leather jacket is a good investment. You may well have seen my classic “biker” or “moto” jacket before on a previous post. It is the oldest and certainly the most hard working piece in my wardrobe. I bought it in 1984 in Agnes B in Paris ( I did have the large shoulder pads removed a few years ago). I remember saving up for about a year before I could afford it.

I can’t possibly count how many times I have worn it over the years. It would be impossible to work out the “cost per wear” ratio. It must surely be on the minus scale by now.

Sometimes I store it away for a while. When I take it out it always seems up to date and new again. I think the biker jacket looks best worn with a classic pair of blue jeans. I have added a scarf and straw hat to finish the look. The shoes are heavy duty walking trainers. The photo was taken in the Brecon Beacons on our recent visit to Wales.










  1. Zoe
    7th August 2015 / 09:30

    Some nice jackets featured, though I’d be interested in a feature on lighter coloured leather jackets as I can’t wear black anymore.

  2. Susan (une femme)
    7th August 2015 / 12:34

    That’s such a great jacket! I’m on the hunt for one in black that will have that same kind of timelessness.

  3. M-T
    8th August 2015 / 15:08

    You look so chic in that outfit. Love, love, love the leather jacket on you. I once owned a gorgeous peach leather jacket, which I loved, until it got ruined. I still miss it. I’m on the lookout for a replacement, probably in a dark green deep brown.
    Cheers, M-T

  4. Angela
    8th August 2015 / 22:31

    Love your leather jacket! The hat is sure a cool touch!

  5. Jacqueline
    8th August 2015 / 23:33

    A brilliant buy Josephine and it has given you your money’s worth too !!
    I also love a leather biker jacked paired with a silky dress a la Helen Mirren. I bought a wonderful biker jacket from Skingraft in New York …… it will see me out !!!!

  6. Suzy Turner
    10th August 2015 / 13:41

    I can’t believe that jacket is 30 years old! It looks amazing. I bought a new leather jacket last year from Massimo Dutti, it doubles up as either a classy-looking jacket with a soft fur collar or a classic jacket without the collar. I love it! I just wish the weather here in Portugal was cooler so I can wear it more often!

    • 10th August 2015 / 14:25

      Thanks Suzy. The jacket may well have worn better than me!!!

  7. The Style Crone
    11th August 2015 / 14:18

    You have convinced me to invest in a quality leather jacket. This beauty looks fabulous on you!

  8. Sharon Heart
    27th October 2015 / 06:25

    I can’t express how happy I am to see this post of yours! Being a biker girl, leather jackets are really close to my heart and to see someone term the jackets as a good investment fills me with pride!

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