So teeeeeechnically I don't need another jacket. In all likelihood I won't be purchasing one. But a quilted moto would really amp up my basics in the best way possible. I'm feeling the need to channel a bit of bad ass this season. Which probably makes it totally un-bad ass, but whatever. Have you guys seen Orphan Black? This show is a recent discovery and my husband and I are hooked! You can find it on Amazon Prime. The first season is free, and we blew through all ten, hour-long episodes in only a few days. We have now purchased the second season ($1.99 an ep) and are making our way through those as well. Anyway, one of the main characters Sarah wears a leather jacket and I am so obsessed with her, which has totally fueled my desire for a moto.
Now, I'm feeling a little torn in this situation. Generally if something is a trendy piece I won't spend a ton of money on it. While the moto jacket is definitely a trend of the moment, it is also quite classic. So I think an investment piece would be appropriate in this situation. Not to mention the cheapos you find at Target/F-21, etc. look exactly that: cheap. So I found a few options in the huns...put them your Christmas list.
My favorite choice would be this guy from Bebe available through Nordstrom. I really like the knit paneling and hood, which makes it a bit less stiff looking. Normally I don't shop Bebe, but somehow this being available through Nordstrom makes me feel better about it! Ha!
This Blank NYC moto is everywhere, on some sites for up to $158, but I found it on sale at 6pm.com for only $71.99. If this one tickles your fancy I would snatch it up because items on 6pm sell out fast.
This Hurley Moto on Zappos is another great option. I like that the zippers are tone on tone, giving the jacket a cleaner look.
Below are a few more options, all in the $100-200 range.
Wyatt black quilted leather padded shoulder moto jacket • Wyatt • $250.00
KENNETH COLE NEW YORK Black Asymmetrical Quilted Moto Jacket • Kenneth Cole • $169.97
Generation Love Coated Quilted Asymmetric Moto Jacket, Black • Generation Love • $284.00
Hurley Moto Novelty Jacket • Hurley • $90.00
Blank NYC Vegan Leather Moto Jacket w/ Floral Lining in Oil Spill • Blank NYC • $71.99
(Minus The) Leather Quilted Sleeve Jacket • Express • $138.00
BLANKNYC Quilted Faux Leather Jacket • Blank NYC • $148.00 (in case the other sells out)
bebe Knit & Faux Leather Hooded Moto Jacket • Bebe • $128.00
INC International Concepts Quilted Faux-Leather Moto Jacket • INC International Concepts • $116.99