The Gucci Trousers: A Leather Jacket

A continuation of yesterday’s look, today it’s all about finding that perfect leather jacket. I was recently given this coat by a very dear friend, and it’s somewhat of the holy grail of winter jackets, as far as I’m concerned. It’s a beautiful shearling with an exaggerated collar, a riff on the typical motorcycle jacket, with an asymmetrical front panel that looks a bit more sexily undone when left open.

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The reason I decided to pair it with yesterday’s look is because overall the outfit is super streamlined — which means this jacket, as loud as it is, still reads as somewhat muted and sophisticated. When it comes to outerwear, at least with my style, too loud can sometimes be, well, too loud — I think a whisper is sexier than a shout, although I admit, the fur collar is a bit of a cat call.

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Photos courtesy Kristin Booker for Giafrese

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The Gucci Trousers via @MATCHES_MAN

Part of the reason I like shopping thrift stores is the rush you get when you find that perfect vintage piece. I was both giddy and dumbfounded when I found this pair of pants because they were seemingly tailored for me — literally a perfect fit. With a  slim leg, a dapper crease, a little cuff, and a higher rise than I’m used to, these are the perfect trousers.

Now, I was lucky and paid about $1 for my pants. Hi, thrifty. But for the sake of styling, let’s pretend they’re this pair of flat front trousers from Gucci. Because they’re unbelievably identical in color, cut, and fit.

You can pick yours up at MatchesFashion.com for $524.

Jeff Smith

Jeff started in photography and short format video, and he's been at the forefront of the web tv movement. He’s worked on haute couture shoots in Paris, shot street style in Milan, and is currently developing a steady roster of beauty, fashion, and digital clients in NYC.