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Top 5 New-Look Leather Jackets: The Skin I’ll Be In

It’s not even close to fall yet, but it’s never really fall without a brand-new leather jacket. And it’s that time: the Fall 2012 gear has just been unleashed, courtesy of Luisa via Roma. Will you spring for a new silhouette (boyish and boxy, wild and theatrical), gain some fringe benefits, or wear your style on your sleeve?

1. Givenchy Ponyskin-Sleeve Heavy Nappa Biker Jacket ($3,919): Next season, the sleeves have it. Case it point: Givenchy’s flawless blend of polished pony and rugged hide. Expect delivery by August 31st.

2. Balmain Quilted Oversize Nappa Leather Jacket ($10,510): The super-boxy cut may be all man, but there’s nothing masculine about the gentle hue or fanciful hardware. And then there’s the price… Expect delivery by September 30th.

3. Isabel Marant Fringed Suede Leather Jacket ($2,364): Those with a sense of humor ought to spring for Isabel’s heavily fringed suede. It’s a new staple for the urban cowgirl. Expect delivery by September 30th.

4. Haider Ackermann Ruffled Nappa Leather Jacket ($5,520): Go all-out asymmetrical with Haider’s dramatically statement-making take. The shape might not be subtle, but the nuanced details are. Expect delivery by September 30th.

5. Alexander McQueen Mongolia Textured Nappa Leather Jacket ($5,758): I am all about the sleek, sexy structure and voluminous intensity of McQueen’s cozy and flattering design. An investment purchase to carry you through many more autumns to come. Expect delivery by September 30th.



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  1. Oh how absolutely gorgeous!!! I am so glad I am not a vegan and therefore wear leather and fur!!! I am such a total fan of Alexander McQueen that I think I would trade in my adult offspring and their grad school savings accounts for the leather with the Mongolian fur sleeves! And yes, even at my age my waist is only about 26 inches and this will be perfect. When can I buy this? Where?

    And the Haider Ackerman is to die for too!!! He is becoming one of my favorites! Did anyone say I could only choose one? LOL! And by the way, it is gale force winds here by the sea in England and the temps are so low we are running our heat at night and in cashmeres all day so I personally could start wearing these now!!!

    Thank you again for always selecting the best of the best!!