Rebels without a pause: Leather jackets will never go out of style
Style is an always-elusive and ever-changing concept, but overarching this perpetual conversation is the ultimate wardrobe staple: the leather jacket.
Dating back to World War I, the first leather jackets were a practical way for fighter pilots to stay warm. Redesigned as motorcycle jackets a decade later when Harley-Davidson began selling them for $5.50, leather jackets soon began riding on to our movie screens. It wasn’t much of a leap from there before they became synonymous with fashion.
This cultural emblem has graced the backs of heroes everywhere, from feminist rebels Amelia Earhart and Joan Jett, to bad boys such as Marlon Brando and The Ramones.
Popularised in modern fashion by Balenciaga and Alexander Wang, the leather jacket has well and truly reserved its place in the sartorial hall of fame.
Now, Australian designer Rochelle Gregory has reinvented the legend with a re-imagining of the leather jacket. Using cowhide by-products from farms and the meat industry, her brand Rocky Rafaela uses ethically sourced leather to create garments that are elegant, luxurious, and durable.
Style Magazines and Rocky Rafaela are giving one lucky Style reader their very own Rocky Rafaela leather jacket – the staple garment every wardrobe needs. Complete your wardrobe with buttery-soft and supple leather, structured tailoring, and luxe silver hardware. More than just a beautiful vestment, wearing a Rocky Rafaela jacket means taking part in the rich history and tradition of the leather jacket.
Is your wardrobe lacking? Enter now for your chance to win!
1 x A handmade Rocky Rafaela leather jacket
TOTAL PRIZE VALUE: More than $1099
Entries close July 27, 2017. Prize drawn July 28, 2017. One entry per person. The Rocky Rafaela jacket is handmade and will take four weeks to be dispatched to the winner from the close of the competition. The jacket is a size small and is not transferable for another size or refundable for cash. The winner will not get to choose the jacket style. When entering a competition, you agree to receive Style Magazines’ promotional material. For terms and conditions, visit our website.