And yet, you know it won’t last. You know what’s coming.
Fog. Wind. Rain. Chill.
In other words: leather jacket weather...
So welcome Schott NYC for Barneys New York, a new line of vintage-inspired bombers, peacoats and varsity jackets made in a 1913 factory, available now in Union Square.
This stuff was originally made to keep the US Navy warm, so it can probably handle any cold-water naval drills you plan to run this winter. (That Polar Bear Club in the Bay won’t start itself.)
You’ll find that most of these fit into classic leather-jacket mode—think G1 Bombers originally made for WWII pilots, and the Perfecto, famous for being James Dean’s jacket of choice, and now made in a lighter leather that makes it easier to break in.
That said, a few things have changed over the years: your typical navy peacoat now comes in plaid. And your typical brown bomber jacket has been updated with a revolutionary color called... black.
Okay, maybe not that much has changed.