High End High Street

1971 Reiss Cotton DB Jacket.
February 15, 2010, 3:55 pm
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Jacket by 1971 Reiss £110

Reiss 1971 Hooded Shirt.
February 10, 2010, 5:30 pm
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Hooded Shirt by 1971 Reiss £79

January 24, 2010, 1:48 am
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Without a doubt, my favorite designer is Rick Owens. The pieces, although at times outrageous and unwearable in the context of everyday life, are as out there as you can be without looking like you’ve stepped of a catwalk with the gimp mask you’ve been styled with still in tact. His use of leather is in my eyes unrivalled and the assymetric jackets are simply the nicest out there.

Leather Jacket By Rick Owens £2389

Described by oki-ni as inimitable, the jackets are pretty much that, and leather-look jackets are just not worth buying from the high street. Leather jackets are timeless pieces and rank alongside the chelsea boot as something which will never go out of style, so it’s worth saving up and buying a real one. And to be honest, you can’t get a nice one without a £200 price tag. Now this goes against everything that I set this blog up for, it was meant to be affordable high street knock offs of in trend pieces, but with leathers and suits, this rule can be broken.

Leather Jacket by 1971 Reiss £295 £125

This is where sales come in. Reiss, with their fantastic 1971 range they released this summer, breathed a new life and different direction to the brand and produced a beauty which you can still just about get (you need to hurry for sizes)

Leather Jacket By All Saints £275

A brand which seems to take a lot of inspiration from Owens’ collections, All Saints, clearly have the nicest jacket on the high end of the high street. There are a lot of parallels between the collections and the dropped crotch harem style that has featured heavily in Owens’ trousers has translated into the ‘gun fit’ jeans that All Saints offer. The jacket is pricey at £275 and is in the SS10 collections so won’t go into sale for ages, and it’s unlikely there will be any left because it’s frickin’ lush.

The good thing about leathers is that they are versatile. You can layer it over an AmApp hoody and dress it down with some hi-tops, or you can roll up the sleeves and go for the greasy rock n’ roll look. It’ll last years so even with all the new trends coming and going, you can guarantee, a nice asymmetric leather can be incorporated into most of them.

Sale Pick No1.
July 3, 2009, 6:14 pm
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At Reiss, you can find this fantastic double breasted blazer at half price. And I do have to admit, as soon as it went into sale I purchased it. I unfortunately do not have the frame to fill it out completely, so on me it looks better worn casual, undone with some skinnies and a t-shirt, much in the style of a jacket instead of a formal blazer. Hands in the pockets, with a pair of brogues to foot, this is an elegant piece which can be dressed up or down so easily.

triumphBlazer by Reiss £165 £82.50