As big a fan as I am of leather jackets, I was nervous about the concept of a red one. Sure, it’s dark red; not the fire engine variety. But still. Black leather jackets are ubiquitous now, and hardly feel cutting edge. But a red one definitely makes a statement.
But as I’ve become increasingly enamored with all things burgundy, I started to feel like I could make the case for an aubergine leather jacket. Gradually, it felt like something of a necessity. And, once it came to live with me, I wondered how I’d lived without it. Because it’s all the things a black leather jacket is: cool, tough, and iconoclastic. But it’s also so much more– just “out there” enough to really make a statement. Even if what you’re wearing underneath is totally, well, boring. My red leather jacket is making my otherwise ho-hum outfits exciting. And I, for one, am grateful.