In the last two weeks, I’ve probably gotten nearly a dozen compliments on my new biker/moto jacket. The jacket is nothing special, really, but when I inform people that I bought it at Target, they’re instantly shocked because the jacket definitely looks like it could be found on a rack at Nordstrom. That’s the power of quality, people.
For months, I’d been on the hunt for a reasonably priced moto jacket for fall. I’d perused Express, H&M, Forever 21, and Zara’s outerwear selections and none of their offerings quite did it for me. I wanted a jacket that had a trendy touch, yet didn’t deviate too far from the classic biker jacket look and feel. I also didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for a faux leather jacket because, after all…it’s not genuine leather.
So, one evening after an exhausting day at the job, I wandered into Target to browse around and that’s when I spotted the jacket. We all know that Target is notorious for their ridiculous price tags, so I was sure that as much as I loved the jacket at first sight, I would have to leave the store without it because it would be out of my budget. But, imagine my surprise when I saw that it was only $44.99. Fifty dollars plus tax for a moto jacket at Target? Yes, please! I snatched up a medium and small and tried both on. The medium fit like a large on me, so I opted for the small, which was a much more suitable fit (in case you’re wondering, I’m 5’6, 150 lbs).
Unlike most faux leather jackets, which are flimsy and usually start peeling after a month of wear, this jacket is constructed of polyurethane, and since it’s made of such a heavyweight fabric, the jacket looks and feels way more expensive than it actually is. It stays true to the classic moto jacket design and silhouette, however, the asymmetric front zipper, quilted detailing, and pebbled texture elevates its trendy factor. It’s roomy enough in the arms so I can still wear hoodies and sweaters underneath during the chillier days of autumn and because the jacket isn’t too form-fitting, I can zip it if necessary. The wide, snap-fastening collar is cool, too. The only thing I’d change about this jacket is the silvertone hardware. I would’ve preferred gold hardware since I wear more gold than silver on a day to day basis, but I overlooked that minor detail because of the price tag. All in all, if you’re still on the hunt for a classic moto jacket that won’t break the bank, get this one (it’s currently 30% off)!