Standing on line to return a pair of jeans at the Rack yesterday, I noticed a rack of leather motos. There was one single navy moto (Yo, Sharan!), and it was in my size! I didn’t even take it into the dressing room: did a quick fit check standing there among the lunchtime crowd and brought it home.

What you think about the fit? It zips fully and comfortably over a heavy sweater (though I seldom do that). Have you any brand experience with leather from Michael Michael Kors (no find, sorry)?

Can you see it working with medium to dark blues and brown accents? with medium to dark blues,greys, and black? with mid-tone neutrals for spring?

  • Before and After. #1 WIW to an early morning doctor’s
    appointment (just keeping it real, here). #2 Sub navy moto for asymmetric grey. Shorter jacket reveals jeans’ fit issues; potentially too much contrast.
  • #3 With crops (hems folded, waiting for a moment to hack),
    burgundy tee, boots. You can see the “vintage-style twisting” in action, but it doesn’t bother me (ok, the hem does
    bother me; got to find time).
  • #4 Styled as my uniform: leather jacket, straight-leg denim
    and tee, bootie. Hits my sweet spot: low-contrast, color-mixing that offers high-contrast with pale blonde/white hair and fair skin. These jeans need hemming, too.
  • #5 Sub heavy burgundy sweater for tee. Jacket looks especially bulky here, hoping it will soften with wear. Thoughts?
  • #6 With black crop wide-legs and tee. High happiness factor.
  • #7 Just for comparison: current black moto, black denim straight-legs, fine-gauge burgundy sweater (from an earlier post). My black leather jacket is actually moto lite: lambskin; has tonal hardware and knit panels on the under side of the sleeves; falls back on the body; and hits below the waist. This navy one is a heavier, stiffer leather; has epaulettes, shoulder gussets, waist straps, and silver zips; and is 2” shorter in the back (but not in front). They feel very different on: do you get a different vibe? The black is starting to show some wear, so perhaps duplicating now (and not waiting until I panic) is a good idea?

(Sorry for the tags and crummy lighting. It is navy, honest.)

Advice on keep/return, please. All input and styling suggestions welcome.

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