Gray & Osbourn: Sleek and Chic
For the second time in the last few months, my good friends over at Gray & Osbourn had me jumping up and down excitedly when I opened the package they sent me containing this Betty Barclay Perforated Leather Jacket. Its arrival coincided with the first day of "spring", no less (here in Scotland, we've taken to putting quotation marks around the word "spring", so that people don't get the wrong idea).
Ladies and gentlemen of the internet, take it from me, this jacket is the business. The quality of the leather is fantastic; it has a fluid, buttery hand to it that makes you have to resist the urge to hug yourself when you have the jacket on, which would be fine I suppose, provided you're not in a crowded business meeting at the time. The detailing of the jacket also screams high-end: heavy, good-quality zippers, intricate seam work, a silky full lining, and the contrast provided by the perforated panels in the leather are all really pleasing little details upon closer inspection. It's lightweight, easy to wear, and I really like the colour. I like that it was made in something other than the ubiquitous black, which has become the default uniform for leather jackets the world over. This particular shade of taupe has a kind of elegant understated quality to it, and gives the jacket a lot more versatility.
I chose to pair it with a denim pencil skirt, heeled booties, and a graphic tee. I liked the way the t-shirt and tough booties played-off the elegance and simplicity of the jacket. This is definitely one of those pieces that will endure, and I daresay you will be seeing more of it in the future.
Betty Barclay perforated leather jacket / thrifted express tee, similar / Unlisted booties (old), similar / Merona (Target) skirt (old), similar / labradorite ring (old), similar / sterling status link necklace, similar
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