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The leather coat – a timeless charmer and the perfect companion in the first weeks of spring

The hero of the transitional period, the leather coat is an incredibly versatile piece of clothing that always looks particularly powerful.

by Tina Lončar

March 2, 2024

Whether it radiates a mysterious, futuristic aesthetic reminiscent of the Matrix uniform or shines with a nostalgic, retro vibe of the vibrant seventies, the leather coat is a true time traveler that always carries an equal dose of chic.

Its invincible charm has followed us for decades. Thanks to the stylish impression it adds to any outfit, but also to its practicality, it has long become an indispensable part of the transitional wardrobe – a perfect stylish companion on days when the weather is deceptive, and the winter coats are already stored and waiting for the next cold season. As in many previous seasons, the leather coat shone with starry brilliance in the Spring/Summer 2024 collections. at the fashion weeks of the biggest fashion metropolises. From the short black model that opened the show in the collection of Peter Hawkings for the house Tom Ford, the Hermès coat that sang of quiet luxury in shades of red, the robust and powerful McQueen version that reached to the ankles, the Prada model with an interesting texture that slightly resembled a vintage cut jackets up to oversized beige raincoat signed by the Italian house Bottega Veneta – a real rhapsody of cuts, colors and textures reigned on the runways.

Tom Ford spring 2024
Tom Ford, Spring 2024, Photo: GoRunway
Hermès spring 2024
Hermès, Spring 2024
Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta, Spring 2024

In times that are dominated by stylistic eclecticism, a leather coat fits perfectly in both elegant clothing choices and completely casual ones, always acting particularly powerful. Given that it complements sandals and high leather boots, as well as sneakers, the leather coat is also the unsung hero of the transformation from daytime to evening looks. The safest choice is certainly the black leather model that you can tie at the waist and reaches to the knee or to half of the calf. Just like the classic black jacket, it has long since sat on the pedestal of timeless classics and as such is the ideal upgrade for (almost) all outfits. When it comes to leather pieces, vintage shops sometimes hide real treasures, and in search of the perfect copy, you should dive into the fantastic offer of online platforms that offer pre-loved clothing items such as Vestiaire Collective, Hardly Ever Worn it or Depop, which rightly holds the title of favorite resale platforms of Generation Z. If you are not (yet) inclined to shop for vintage pieces or are impatient because you want to find your leather coat before the first days of spring knock on the door, scroll and discover which pieces we have selected.

Massimo Dutti
Saint Laurent