This Leopard coat is made of a beautifully printed hair-on calfskin.
It takes its inspiration from the classic 1950’s trapeze silhouette with bracelet length sleeves, but I’ve updated it with the sporty details of a zip front and rib-trim.
To me the pattern of the leather demanded a somewhat elegant treatment but I wanted to keep it fun and wearable as well.
I loved this leather so much that I bought all that was in stock and I have probably enough to make one more jacket out of it, depending on the style and size. The espresso lambskin I’ve mixed it with here looks great with it, and so would a deep caramel shade if it needed to be mixed with another leather. A caramel shade would give a very different vibe, Going from the 1950’s to the 1970’s in a single shot!
While we were at it we filled in what we always thought was a missing element with ‘bracelet’ length sleeves- we added removable cuffs. This way you can wear the coat either cuuffs or your own pair of long gloves the when there’s a chill in the air. We picture it one of our turbans and our leather leggings! In Black on Black of course!
There are also 2 interior pockets in the silk lining of this coat- which is a nice weighty 3 ply silk crepe.