Leather Lasts Longer
will last you a lot longer than your jeans, your cotton blends, and your
khaki’s put together. Provided, of course, that you take CARE of
your leather properly. Thus is the beauty of leather. Yes,
leather comes in many funky colors, designs, and prints, however based
on the fact it might outlive even YOU, I suggest sticking to the classic
black, brown, or tan colors.
It Grows On You
Leather pants fresh from the store might not feel quite right. However,
the more you wear them, the better they will feel. They will hug
your curves and creases, and become another layer of your skin. Mmm
. . . sexy!
Leather = Luxury
You may not be a millionaire, but you’ll feel like a million bucks when
you wear leather. Want to pick up a sugar-daddy? Strut your
stuff in your leather!
Ever wanted to spruce up your favorite shirt to impress the guys at the
office? Match it with a sexy pair of leather pants. Need an
outfit to clubbing in? Grab a pair of leather pants and a halter-top.
Want something warm to wear over your evening gown for the Opera?
Melt into a leather maxi-coat. Want to go horseback riding with your
sweetheart? Get a leather fringe jacket and suede pants. Leather
goes everywhere! It all depends on the look you are sporting that
How do I keep it looking HOT?
To pamper your leather properly, one must hang it with a thick wood hanger.
Thin metal or plastic hangers tend to make unpleasant bulges in the leather,
and in extreme cases may even puncture your precious commodity. To
fold one’s leather pants is a sacrilege! Folded leather, left alone
for an exorbitant amount of time, will acquire permanent creases.
It is best if you don’t spray any perfumes or chemicals directly on your
leather. This will cause nasty “side effects” and may mar the surface.
Also, professional leather cleaning is recommended when your leather gets
a little dirty. Don’t try to clean it yourself. Trust me, it
isn’t worth the risk.
Where can I get it?
I went shopping for the perfect pair of leather pants. None of that
“pleather” stuff for me, I wanted the REAL DEAL. I started at Express.
They had two styles of leather pants, hip-hugger-boot cut style, and 5-pocket
jean style. For my shape, the hip-hugger-boot cut style stole my
heart. Both styles were selling for $178. However, I hadn’t
shopped around and done my usual price checks. I ran down the mall
to Wilson’s Leather. They had the same styles as Express, however
their pants fit differently. I found the 5-pocket jean style to be
a bit more snug, yet the hip-hugger-boot cut style was a lot more roomy
in the backside! The price was the same, so I had faith in my Express
purchase. Just to be safe, I jogged over to The Gap. The Gap
had only one style of leather pants in stock, the 5-pocket jean style.
I tried on 3 different sizes and none of them pleased me. Also, their
leather had a filmy chemical on it that made my hands smell a bit strange.
The price, again, was the same. In the Victoria’s Secret catalogs,
their pants sell for $189, so overall I was VERY satisfied with my Express
Frugal Fashion Finder
For the frugal fashion finder, I recommend shopping at Schottensteins,
Plato’s closet, or a Thrift Store. I have not seen leather pants
at any of the discounts stores, such as Wal-Mart or Target. If you
are not picky about imitation products and feel like sporting “pleather”
or vinyl there are other stores to shop at. Contempo Casuals, The
Rave, Deb, and even Wal-Mart and Meijer carry “pleather” for your convenience.
The price drops dramatically when you get away from the genuine leather