My girlfriend is into fashion and dressing nice. One thing she doesn't have in her wardrobe is a leather jacket even though I've herd her say she's Wanted one. (She said this not asking me for one but saying it to her friend who has one.) I have a thought a leather jacket would be something she would like because it's a luxury clothing. It will last for years. It will ad an edge to her outfits. And a leather jacket can go with things like casual jeans and tshirt, or with a formal dress. I was looking for something that looks kind of like a black biker jacket with no writeing on it, with sleeve cuff zippers, and lapels. I found one or something she would like. It's about $500 but it looks really nice and it looks like something really nice to go with her outfits. Her birthday is two weeks from today, but it will still be in the summer and not something she would wear for a few months. Should I get her one even though its still the summer. If I give her one now she can wear it all fall and winter this year. Also think it's good and something to last for years because 10 years From now she can remember that I got it for her.
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Most Helpful Girl
A nice classic leather jacket is an excellent investment. Who cares if it's summer -- if it's a well-made jacket, it will last her for YEARS.
I have a few leather jackets that I've worn literally over a thousand times, and they're still in excellent shape. (Of course, I'm married to a man who does professional leatherwork, so, to say that our fine leathers are well taken care of -- and well protected against the elements -- would be an understatement.)
So... Yeah -- If you've heard her saying she wants THIS SPECIFIC JACKET (or one VERY close to it), then, it will be a nice gift.
Just make sure it's returnable, though.
The sizing and fit of fine leathers is a VERY precise science. Even within a given brand, different jackets fit differently -- so there is guesswork involved. Also, some jackets just don't fit some women very well, because of their body types or proportions (an issue that a good tailor could help with... but, that'd be $hundreds more).
So... If she doesn't have the chance to try the jacket on, the possibility of disaster looms. lol
Also, one more thing, which she might not know (and you might not either) if she doesn't have any fine leathers yet -- A NEW leather jacket SHOULD ALWAYS FIT A LITTLE TOO SMALL.
Basically, the correct size is the smallest size that she can physically get on her body and zip up -- even if she literally can't cross her arms in front of her body at first. Over weeks and months, it will break in, and look fantastic. A NEW leather jacket that's "comfortable" IS TOO BIG, and will fit like absolute shit after a number of wears.
Do you have a link to the specific jacket, by any chance?1
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Most Helpful Guy
Her birthday is once a year in the summer but she will appreciate the gift that can be used at different times in the year - It doesn't have to be season appropriate - If you brought her a nice piece of jewellery and she said I am going to keep that for special nights out not everyday, would you feel awkward no you would be happy she really liked it.1