It’s leather jacket weather!
Well, in the evenings it is; during the day it’s a bit too warm for a leather jacket. But in the evening you might need an extra layer, especially by the sea.
I’ve had this leather jacket for years. And there are times when I hardly wear it. And then all of a sudden I rediscover it and wear it non-stop. I’m like that with my clothes: I go through phases when I wear something all the time for a while, and then I move on to something totally different. But for now, I’m into leather jackets big time, and I’m going to be wearing mine with everything.
And don’t even start with that ‘how to wear a leather jacket over 40 / 50 / 60 / whatever’ bullshit… I know a lot you out there are enraged by all sort of lists of what you should and shouldn’t wear after a certain age, defiantly declaring that age doesn’t dictate your clothing choices. Good for you. But I have zero interest in that debate.
No, let me rephrase that: I don’t understand the debate. As a typical Generation X teenager, I practically grew up wearing jeans and leather jackets. And that has been my default uniform for the most part of my life. So, as I get older… what else could I possibly be wearing?!?
Besides, all my life I’ve been bombarded with media images of women much older than me wearing leather jackets, miniskirts, graphic tees etc. Maybe it’s a cultural thing: nobody cares what Finnish women are wearing…
But, just in case you’re wondering about the age-appropriate look in nursing homes some 30-40 years from now: there are going to be a lot of us GenX oldies in our ripped jeans and leather jackets and tattoos, cranking up the volume to hear our punk and heavy metal. And it will look perfectly normal, because it is.
Anyway, I wore my beloved old leather jacket to dinner in a summer restaurant. Yes, a leather jacket and fine dining do go together.
Another weekend, another summer restaurant…
Exactly how many summer restaurants (= open only in summer and only accessible by boat) are there in Helsinki? Well, to be honest, I don’t really know, probably many more than I’ve visited. But, Professor M is a bit fussy about his restaurants, and he has his favourites, and we try to visit those at least once every summer. That keeps us busy at weekends…
So, this time we’re going to a restaurant on that island in the background. Yes, that big grey wall… It’s part of an old fortress (scattered over several islands), and the restaurant is there, inside that big grey wall.
The shuttle boat takes just a couple of minutes. There’s not much else (besides the restaurant) on the island, except the marina of course. There’s always a marina…
leather jacket: Karen Millen (old) /top: Monsoon / trousers: Oska / bag: Kate Spade /
shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Dolce and Gabbana / earrings:Viktoria Boldt
location: Restaurant Särkänlinna
How do you wear your leather jacket?
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