Fashion and style are not the same. These folks are subtly pushing fashion as style. Some thoughts...
1. Midlife crisis - rock element - these are not flight or casual jackets they're thinking of. Are those just Too Out to even discuss? The ones they're thinking of seem to be racing and cycling jackets. Yeah, they do look try-hard on a guy over 45 unless he's as lean and tan as a piece of turkey jerky and actually just got off a cool bike.
2. Softer materials. Why stick to suede? Why not a comfy cape, goat or horse? Do those send the "attention" signal? Not something they want to get into (not in 2 minutes anyway...one good thing about the quick answer format is you get to make snap judgments stick).
3. I agree with Ashley, some of us at VLJ should send in pix we like. Maybe especially those of us who are not American...
I agreed with nearly everything you said, Centaurus, but here I beg to differ:As far as wearing a leather jacket, basically don't dress like an old fart or the jacket will look out of place. Like, no pleated pants, no jeans baggier than 501s, no "dad shoes", etc.
Exactly - old dudes have the best stuff, because old dudes have some cash and little to no debt.Let’s think about this for a minute ...... old dudes, who can afford to buy leather jackets, which sometimes cost hundreds of dollars, WHY??....... because we worked hard most of our lives and can afford it ............ are being told by these two.....,. Who don’t see the point of hard work, so they post fashion advise on You Tube, which by the way is she old enough to give advise?.... and can’t find a job .... and probably cant afford a leather jacket unless mom and dad pay for it....... and are the Entitlement generation ....,who think that they deserve to be provided for and still live at home with their parents ........are telling the old dudes that they shouldn’t wear leather ...... What, wait , Huh? .......does anyone see something wrong with this?????
(Disckaimer....... My apologies to any young people on VLJ , who don’t conform to the description above , and own leather jackets and like old dudes in leather jackets )