Fashion 118: Figure Fixer SOS

28 May 2009

Q: Where can I find a leather bomber jacket that is long enough for me - I'm 5 ft 11in. Annie1

A: The shrunken biker look is so hot now, you could do a lot worse than cash in on the opportunity to wear cropped sleeves with conviction. However, if your heart is set on a jacket that doesn't look like you've just grown out of it, then avoid the really structured bikers and go for something softer. Rick Owens' jackets - like this fab one above for £1,015 at Browns (020 7514 0000) - have become an A-list must-have and are all about understated attitude: soft asymmetric shapes, draped collars and minimal hardware. Perfect for the long and lean. And the high street have some great versions too, like this draped cream version from Oasis (£140, 01865 881 986) and black military one from Warehouse (£150, 0870 122 8813).

    


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