Based on numerous previous encounters, there's one item almost every young and seemingly hip Austin native will be wearing this winter: A leather jacket.
The great thing about this fashion, it's unisex. Both males and females sport the youthful "rebellious" looking fashion without shame. There's this certain narcissistic confidence that comes with sporting one... possibly attributed to the original symbol's of youthful rebellion themselves, Marlon Brando and James Dean. However, you don't need to ride a motorcycle or drop out of high school to sport leather in the cold anymore. Retailers nationwide are selling leather motorcycle jackets and bomber this season. Hint hint: THIS MAKES A PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT.
Here's my selection of stores to make a flawless purchase:
The "Perfecto" designed by Irving Schott with a perfectly worn in authentic look. $375
Designed by Silence and Noise, a reputable middle-grade women's fashion brand. Faux leather with an effortlessly forward look. $128
A cozy hooded bomber that you can buy in black, or mocha, by Bernardo. A perfect price for something so classic. $199
(As if you needed an excuse to go to The Domain.) This edgy jacket will make you stand out among the rest, designed by Spaniards themselves. $278