It was Jerry Seinfeld on Seinfeld that once said these words about his new suede jacket: “Inside this jacket, I am composed, grounded, secure that I can meet any social challenge.”
Now, since we have to resign ourselves to the fact that we don’t live in a world where an owl will come to deliver us a letting saying we’ve been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry or where a scientifically engineered spider will bite us on a fieldtrip and we’ll become super-heroes overnight, then we have to appreciate the world that we actually live in. That world is one in which the right jacket – rather than the right scientific-experiment-gone-wrong – can transform us into far cooler people.
If you’ve ever scored the perfect shearling, or that classic trench coat, or even that elusive white peacoat, you know they can sometimes make you feel you are actually capable of defying gravity (even though you learned after the 6th time you saw Wicked that you could not). The same goes for suede jackets, which is why we picked our favorite ten for the season above. How’s The Suede Samaritan as a comic book title?
*Feature Image Photographed by Danielle Kosann, Reformation Oakley Coat.