- May 1, 2008
- Reaction score
I think if I were to do black it would be smooth leather. I like the color palette on Stoffa's collection. That jacket is too bold for me though, I can't do big lapels or I feel conspicuous; I just personally like minimal with small details. My friends are going wild with the 90s throwback looks but it suits their lifestyles and physicality more. And again, I won't be wearing this a ton, definitely more of a statement piece for meI think an all-black minimalist leather jacket, whether in suede or some smooth leather, goes better with black or grey jeans. Minimalist jackets have so little detailing to break up the leather. So unless you're wearing black or grey pants, it's going to look a bit odd. Otherwise, a black jacket with silver or gunmetal zips will be more versatile. With a minimalist all-black jacket with little detailing, you have to lean into that dark, moody look.
You can see this in Stoffa's new campaigns. Their black plonge leather is made with hidden zippers, so they pair it with grey trousers. You could do the same with black jeans.
If you do a black jacket with silver zips, or any kind of earthy color, you can wear the jacket with blue jeans or other earthtones.
I'm mostly tepid on the jacket because I feel like that APC look is a bit old. But that's a bit subjective. I do think that a Valstar Clint jacket would look better and it has a little more direction and flavor than that APC look. Or Stoffa. Or some other option. Lots of stuff available if you don't want to do high fashion or workwear.