Forget the dusty flannels and faded suede of yester-seasons, western gets a fresh reboot for 2018 and now it’s all about grown-up Americana. Fashion’s last frontier is harder and edgier this time around, chock-full of gritty hardware details. And your one-stop confident intro to the trend? The boxy leather jacket. Here are three for every budget…
3 WESTERN JACKETS TO CRUSH ON
By Maybelle Morgan, 4 February 2018
Making your foray into this season’s wild wild west trend is easy with this beauty, and the devil is in the obvious cowgirl detailing on a modern silhouette. We’re talking a cropped boxy leather jacket, adorned with row upon row of eyelets, tan suede panels and fringing. And for under 50 quid too? It’d be rude not to.
And for a slightly understated option, this jacket brings an oh-so-subtle nod to the trend. Think of it as a hardier upgrade to your fave leather jacket (all hail the Scandi fit and cropped length). But the silver studs take it next level, with hardware edging along the hem and collar. Maybe a little more on the spenny side, but it’s so timeless that you’ll be sure to get your £’s worth.
Hey, if you’re going to do something, you might as well commit. No dipping your toe into the water. Go the whole hog. And this divine jacket is that trend mantra personified. The longline boxy fit and colour-block panelling add a bold 2018 twist to the western thing, but the studding and distinctive fringe trimming pay necessary homage. Obsessed.