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80’s Studded Leather Jackets Return

Published on November 25, 2011 by   ·   3 Comments Pin It
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This look reminds us of Axl Rose when he was hot and hanging out in the East Village when it was actually dangerous.  In those days we were leather clad, these days we know better. Leather is an ethical and environmental catastrophe.  Here’s how to wear the look, without the skins and outrageous prices.    Many of these that aren’t studded are worth studding yourself since they are so cheap.  Learn how to do that here.  It’s embarrassingly easy, particularly on leatherette (aka fake leather) which is easier to pierce than skin.

Studded Leatherette Jacket, $47.80 @forever21.com

Miss Sixty Women's Faux Leather Studded Motorcycle, $22 @overstock.com

BKE Asymmetrical Faux Leather Jacket, $89.95 @buckle.com

Double-Breasted Faux-Leather Jacket, $102 @yesstyle.com

Leatherette Motorcycle Jacket, $24.80 @forever21.com

If you can’t stand to support stores like Forever21, try April77 which is a vegan-owned fashion company in Paris that makes incredible motorcycle jackets from sustainable, ethical materials.  Here’s one;

Moleskin Vegan Jacket, 195 euros @ april77-shop.com image via Chictopia

We love this option (below) for the colder months!

VILA Normi Jacket, £49.00 @bankfashion.co.uk

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. Elaine says:

    Okay, so is this good or bad, right or wrong? I have a black leather jacket that I bought over 15 years ago at a pawn shop. Since I did not buy it new and therefore did not line the pockets of the store that originally sold it nor the company that manufactured it, is it appropriate to wear said jacket? I would truly appreciate some feedback.

  2. GirlieGirlArmy says:

    Hey Elaine
    I won’t wear old leather, as I feel like I’m promoting wearing leather and it doesn’t feel authentic to me. What I did was donated and sold all my old leather and used the funds to purchase vegan leather and donated the rest to animal groups.
    Hope that’s helpful.
    xCx

  3. mj says:

    So many vegan “furs” and vegan leather is made from poly products and use a shit ton of petroleum products and natural resources such as ENERGY to make, are NOT bio-degradable, do not last for 20,30,40+ years so they end up in the landfill. If you want to be eco-conscious then wear the real thing from a thrift store or pawn shop and really recycle.




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