4.11.10

FULL LEATHER JACKET





knit headband - thrifted / leather vest- self altered / jacket- Mossimo Leather / Oxford - RVCA // Cargos-SL8 / boots - Aldo


I got this amazing (now)vest at a Goodwill last year and immediately knew it had some major potential. It was originally a big, boxy jacket (with a plush interior!) so i decided to cut it down and take it in. My first move was removing the sleeves. I tried wearing it around last winter like this but it was still way too boxy. A second shot at adjustment had to take place.

This time i took in the shoulders, the waist, and removed the front pockets (which created excess bulk in the front . . . the lower half is still a bit bulky when zipped but I don't care). My sewing machine almost ate it (as in died) a number of times with this project. My favorite way to wear it is with my leather jacket underneath. Insanely warm.

7 comments:

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

well done! it looks great on you, esp with the jacket underneath. i always want to try this look but i feel suffocated even with just a leather jacket on.

bravegrrl said...

the vest is crazy cool, great job!

DREAMY said...

yeah great job! i dig it. and your new layout is great - the header totally suits you.

Clara said...

This looks amazing! Such a good find and a brilliant job on the altering.

Greg said...

I hardly ever leave comments on blogs.. but that jacket looks SO GOOD.

I'm a boy and REALLY want to wear that whole look

Anonymous said...

love the transformation here and your outfit posts have never been better. love this blog...:)

Anne said...

Molly that Jacket is genious...great job and imagination!

Greetings from London!

Anne x