Popular Pelle Pelle Jackets for 2011
By Alexander Slotnick
, last updated May 28, 2011
Adding a Pelle Pelle jacket to your wardrobe can also help to vamp up your style. Pelle Pelle is a Detroit-based leather clothier founded in 1978 with the mission to innovate and revolutionize how leather products are worn and made. In the three decades since, Pelle Pelle has become a staple in its field, garnering attention from celebrities and stars, especially in the hip-hop world. In addition to their craftsmanship and quality, Pelle Pelle’s leather jackets are especially notable for the way in which they integrate visual details such as studs and graphics into their designs, giving them a unique look. Now, in 2011, Pelle Pelle remains a stylish trendsetter, and you can be sure their jackets will have a presence in the upcoming fashion season.
For 2011, varsity style is in. Apparent from both Pelle Pelle’s lookbook and blog, there is an undeniable influence of varsity jackets on their more classic leather vogues. The Varsity Patch Jacket stands out as an immediate favorite. Though it doesn’t have the studs and gleam of much of Pelle Pelle’s most famous ware, it features, as its name suggests, an appealing hybrid of two classics. With a cluster of patches below the left shoulder and on the left arm, it suggests the famously rugged look of motorcycle leathers, but along the tips of its sleeves, double breast pockets, and waist are stripes of colored trim, showing the influence of the varsity style.
For those seeking a more definitive Pelle Pelle look, the Industria Pelle is a quality choice. With striped trim on the sleeve and collar, it has the appeal of the Varsity Patch, but on the left breast and back is the trademark Pelle Pelle studded, intricate detailing. Though more pronounced than the Varsity Patch, the Industria Pelle has a definite versatility, as its leather comes in a variety of colors including black, chocolate, cabernet, and amethyst.
Whether thrown atop a t-shirt on a cool summer evening or layered above five or six pieces beneath, you’ll be able to turn to both of these jackets again and again all year.