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Help narrowing the search for a leather jacket with specific parameters


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Jan 19, 2023
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Hi everyone!

I am looking for some help in at least more effectively searching for a jacket that will match what I'm seeking. For background, I'm 6' tall 185 lbs living in the south. I do not ride motorcycles. I have a wonderful (to me) Marc cafe racer-type jacket with a pretty toasty warm lining, and I am looking for a second jacket that can be worn when it's not quite so cold.

I've attached a picture of a style that I like - found during hours of mindlessly scrolling through ebay and etsy and posh pages. While I don't care about epaulets either way, I do like the high pockets and lapels, and I'm going for a more relaxed, slim, form fitted look. Bulky is to be avoided!

Things I'm Looking For:
-Slim fit
-Slightly longer overall but not crazily so. Ideally just a couple inches beyond waist
-Some level of character on the front - not giant pockets or huge zippers but something more than plain
-Lighter weight/thinner lining with a more relaxed feel
-In the picture I provided, I do like that lapel look and the way it lays unbuttoned, but in the right circumstance, lapel is not a dealbreaker.

Things I'd like to avoid:
-Excessive material
-Elastic or cloth cuffs/bottom of coat
-Ribbing on the shoulders a la biker protective wear

Please forgive me if all of these preferences seem demanding - I've been on a number of other forums in years past, and often people become frustrated when specifics aren't provided. I'm probably leaning toward a dark brown or dark grey as I don't think I can pull off black leather, but maybe! I'm sure the color can be sorted out. Mostly, I'm looking for advice on maybe how I can narrow my searches more effectively with broad terminology that I may be missing. I don't know if this style is bomber, biker, aviation, moto, cafe, ____.

Oh and budget is of course lower than 300 (ideally lower). I'm not dying to make the purchase right now, so this is more of a thing I can be on the lookout for second hand or set alerts for and maybe score a great deal.

Can anyone help? Either way, thanks for reading the long post.


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