Leather never goes out of style and it can be worn any season, so every girl needs some good basics and original leather items in her closet. I have a lot of leather stuff in mine in so many different colors >> trousers, shorts, skirts, dresses, and not to forget leather jackets.
When I was traveling around the world, I visited many countries, like Vietnam. I love this country, especially Hoi An. It is a small romantic Vietnamese town and is world-renowned for its tailors. It is the place where many travelers stop in for low-priced, tailor-made clothes. The prices are remarkably low and you could be walking away with high-end quality clothes at a fraction of westernized prices.
I had so many ideas and designs in mind for different kind of clothes. But unfortunately I had only one backpack….
I decided to design my own leather jacket. The woman from the tailor shop I chose, spoke quit good English, so it was easy to explain what I had in mind (I thought). We took my measurements and I could do the first fitting two days later. Waaaay to big and not tight at all, so we adjusted the jacket on my body directly. I’m a sucker for details, so we had 5 fittings in total before I was happy with the result. At the 4th fitting I was invited to the working place where two Vietnamese guys were working on my jacket. To be a part of the whole process was such a cool experience.
Carrying the jacket in my backpack for quit a while was more than worth it, cause I can wear it any season. Nowadays I wear it with a sweater and a t-shirt underneath. And not to forget, a big faux fur scarf, like the one in the pictures, to keep me warm.
What do you think of my design? Let me know!
Leather jacket: Own design – Made in Hoi An, Vietnam
Skirt: Jane Norman
Shoes: Nike Airmax
Photo credits dievelshoot