October 21, 2008

The Leather Puffer

As you might have read, lately, I've been craving a leather jacket. They are the perfect item to edge up a girly outfit. But since I'm the more easily chilled kind, warmth against the bitter cold is always one of my primary concerns. And so following the puffer trench, I discovered the leather puffer. I wasn't even deliberately looking. I was just randomly browsing at the Intermix store and lo' and behold, I find the leather puffer below: I thought the concept was awesome, a cool, edgy and WARM leather jacket. The soft gray color also caught my eye. Probably because it has all the qualities of black but is not (although of course they have it in black). But then I tried it on- just for fun. It fits on very snugly (so if you're buying them online, go one size bigger!) but also very stiffly. I know it is probably because of the stuffing, but for a whooping $875, I expected a bit more. The ability to move to begin with. And secondly, better quality leather. I've come across my fair share of leather, and that was not good leather. It was stiff and felt (and looked now that I think about it) plasticky, making it look a bit cheap, which is ridiculous considering the price tag.

I walked out of the store disappointed. Maybe if they cut down the price tag by at least a 1/3. Then maybe it'll be worth considering.
Image Source: Intermix Online


Blogger AusAnna said...

i think the jacket is so gorg, hopefully youll find a similar for a little less money. p.s youve been on my blogroll for awhile now, would be great if you could add me to yours :)

10/22/2008 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the idea of leather puff...it looks dope.

10/22/2008 12:31 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Elaine said...

the idea is great, but the price - ridiculous. i understand what you mean about the ability to move. maybe next time ?

10/22/2008 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the jacket....but the price... oh!

10/22/2008 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...would never pay that much for a jacket with knit cuffs that will wear out long before the leather.

10/22/2008 7:49 PM  
Blogger Susana Rodrigues said...

i love leather jackets and i'm trying to find a cute one!

10/22/2008 10:33 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

cute but pricey.

10/23/2008 1:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the bomber jacket look of it. It is a cute coat. The problem with it is that from far away, it would just look like a puffy coat from what I can see. And that would take away from the bomber jacket style...

I agree about the price. This is a fun item, not one to break the bank for.

10/23/2008 1:54 AM  
Blogger Hek said...

That would be perfect for the long, cold fall and winter here in the dark north...

10/23/2008 2:41 AM  
Blogger Bleu Clothing said...

I think it's nice to see leather jackets cropped and coming back around.... They put a little street wise into any outfit.xoxo

10/23/2008 3:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the jacket, reminds me of something I saw in futureclaw magazine, check 'em out at futureclaw.com and see if you think so to.

10/23/2008 5:02 AM  
Blogger Oloni said...

Lol I have one already I need a new on its the only jacket I ever wear now..but its black :D


10/23/2008 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love this look.

10/23/2008 6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just got a really cute "leather" jacket from target (xhiliration brand)... it's definitely not the best quality, but it satisfies my craving for a leather bomber! (i think it was around 20 bucks on their website?) fyi - if you do get it, it runs a bit on the bigger side.

10/23/2008 9:17 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

<3 love it! <3

10/23/2008 11:28 PM  
Blogger huitze said...

do come up with a post (unless you already do have one in your earlier ones) that talks all about leather jackets please? like what to choose and all that sort! I've lived all my life in asia - so there's really hardly any chance to get one, but I really really do intend to get one while im in HK! :) Thanks!

10/24/2008 12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that jacket is so so so amazing. im in love! i love a good leather jacket, like this generra jacket :

looks like i may have a new favorite...

10/24/2008 1:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been looking for a leather jacket and that puffer is such a different concept!

10/25/2008 12:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post, I love that leather.


10/25/2008 12:41 AM  
Blogger elysia mann said...

i reallllly like this.

10/26/2008 12:26 AM  
Blogger jenfurrrrrrr said...

i couldnt agree more about the leather jackets.. although Express has a great bomber jacket for almost literally 1/3 the price. I just bought it and I love it! They currently have a black bomber and then a brown hooded leather jacket.



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Thank you for the wonderful effort

إني تذكـرت والذكرى مؤرقـة *مجـداً تلـيدا بأيـدينا أضعـناه

أنَّى اتجهتَ للإسـلام في بـلـدٍ * تجْده كالطيرِ مقصـوصًا جناحـاه

كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه

بالله سل خلف بحر الروم عن عرب * بالأمس كانوا هنا واليوم قد تاهوا

وانزل دمشق وسائل صخر مسجدها * عمن بناه لعل الـصخر ينعـاه

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يهتز كسـرى على كرسيه فرقـا * من خوفه ، وملوك الروم تخشـاه

يا رب فابعث لنا من مثلهم نفـرا * يشـيدون لـنا مـجدا أضعنـاه

7/05/2009 7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the wonderful effort

إني تذكـرت والذكرى مؤرقـة *مجـداً تلـيدا بأيـدينا أضعـناه

أنَّى اتجهتَ للإسـلام في بـلـدٍ * تجْده كالطيرِ مقصـوصًا جناحـاه

كـم صرفتنا يـدٌ كنـا نـصرفها * وبات يـملكنا شعب مـلكناه

بالله سل خلف بحر الروم عن عرب * بالأمس كانوا هنا واليوم قد تاهوا

وانزل دمشق وسائل صخر مسجدها * عمن بناه لعل الـصخر ينعـاه

هذى معـالم خرس كـل واحـدة * منهن قامت خطيبـا فاغرا فـاه

الله يعلم ما قلبت سـيرتهم يومـا * وأخطـأ دمـع الـعين مـجراه

يا من يرى عمـراتكسوه بردته * الزيت أدمٌ لـه والكـوخ مـأواه

يهتز كسـرى على كرسيه فرقـا * من خوفه ، وملوك الروم تخشـاه

يا رب فابعث لنا من مثلهم نفـرا * يشـيدون لـنا مـجدا أضعنـاه

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