A leather jacket is one of the few fashion items known to withstand time and trends, and it seems to only get better with age and use. It can be hard to find The One, though, that forever leather jacket that checks off all of your boxes. Well, sometimes, when you can't find what you need, the best thing to do is take matters into your own hands and design it. That's what Courtney Trop, L.A. cool girl and the blogger behind Always Judging, was able to do with her newest collaboration with Laer.
Trop has always had a very specific vision of the perfect leather jacket. "It was made in the '80s and '90s. It was worn by Winona Ryder, Drew Barrymore, and Johnny Depp," she writes on her blog. "It has pronounced shoulders and a boxier shaped body. The leather is thick and worn in showing possible cracks from its use over time."
She incorporated all of these elements (sans the cracks) into the piece she designed for Laer, bringing to life a jacket that meets all her qualifications. This throwback style features an oversize and boxy fit, matte nickel hardware, and double needle stitching, characteristics that "really matched what Kate Moss and Winona Ryder would have been wearing in L.A. in 1995," Trop writes. Who can resist that?
The Laer x Always Judging leather jacket is available for purchase on Laer's website and rings in at $1250. Considering the longevity (and timelessness) of the piece, the price tag seems more than worth it—and frankly, it's too cool to pass up. Read on to shop the leather jacket below.