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As I parked my car and zipped my leather jacket up another notch, I contemplated the wind whipping around the corner of the Pierotucci workshop and the new Pierotucci Kids building and the rose buds bobbing frantically.
Can this truly be almost the end of May? Are these Arctic winds merely a harbinger of what awaits us here in Tuscany for the month of June? Or are they just the last farwell of a very soggy and chilly Spring?
Breaking out of the mold is always a bit daunting, one is always second guessing the wisdom of doing something different then what has always been done. Of course, tradition has its good points. – we are in the business of using tradition to produce quality leather handbags, jackets and wallets. But. When you are talking about marketing and advertising – tradition might not always have a place. This year we have gone “a little” crazy and have decided to vary our photos for the new leather jacket collection and include a shot of a real life model wearing the jacket in one or two poses.
Personally, sometimes it can be a bit daunting and … face it …. disappointing to see one of these super slender models wearing a jacket. You purchase it with the intention of looking just like her and then … you don’t. Since Pierotucci specializes in working with customizing jacket sizes and personalizing the leather jacket for the shopper I wonder if these images offer unrealistic expectations of the jackets.
One solution can be to offer photos with “real life models” – you know those that really wear a size 14, 16 or 18 (even if A&F have dubbed them as taboo . . . we find that more times than not – these are the very sizes that require special attention.)
What do you think of our real life model? Would you rather see the jacket your buying only modeled by size 6 or would you prefer to see a larger size?
Even it’s dress down day, there is something about the classic black leather jacket that can send an outfit over the top. Take a pair of washed out jeans, add your favorite boots (the ones that have been worn so often that the soles are paper thin) and add a leather jacket . . . and guess what, you are on the cutting edge of fashion.
Not everything at Pierotucci is for the over 18 age bracket ( . . . and under, actually there is no age limit on wearing quality leather.) Pierotucci will be adding 5 new delicious styles for the under aged fashionistas as of the 13th of May – both male and female. Here is a sneak peek to our 2013 Italian Leather Jacket Collection – all in black, this is a perfect replica of an authentic biker jacket. Who wouldn’t feel all grown up wearing this miniature masterpiece?
They are not online yet – but will be coming out soon with our complete Fall Winter 2013 Leather Jacket Collection for both men and women.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us now if you want more info regarding the sizing and available colors.
The design of the jacket is gorgeous, the fit is perfect and the color is exactly what you want but, when you look at the label and it says made with nappalan – and you begin to wonder “are you really getting genuine leather?”
The answer is a resounding YES.
Nappalan is the process that leather – more specifically suede leather – goes through to produce a finished product that has a soft, silky feel to it.
The word suede leather comes from the French phrase gant de Suède which literally means gloves from Sweden. Apparently the Swedes were well known in the late 1800′s as some of the first to produce gloves out of a distinctly soft and specialized leather – thus this is why the French attributed this type of leather with the word Suède. Suede is nothing less than the flesh side of the skin (in many cases lambskin though it can be calf or goat as well) that has been rubbed till it has a velvety nap to it. Since suede leather is deprived of the more durable exterior skin layer, it is less resistant however the up side is that it is much softer than standard (“full-grain”) leather.
Nappalan is created when this side has been treated with a special process. The suede leather is finished with either a clear or colored coating that will leave either a matte, or in some cases a shiny look. The final result is a piece of leather that comes close to a silk-like texture. This flesh-side finishing process enhances the appearance, the texture and the use of the leather making it ideal for leather jackets.
We use nappalan for jackets that are both lightweight and where the design requires the final product to have a flowing effect. M. Galli, Pierotucci Master Leather Craftsman
Nappalan is considered a “precious” leather and is superbly soft often with a pigmented coating. Note the lovely colors available for leather jackets for men and women with matte colors such as bordeaux, green and blu. As for the care of this type of leather, it is expected that after a certain amount of wear, some of the surface finish will shed; leaving a distressed appearance. This is considered a normal and desired effect of Nappalan since it will enhance the suppleness of the skin even though it adds a rugged, natural appearance to the leather. It should be well noted that this type of leather will not benefit from the application of any after care products.
Notice the 3/4 sleeves, the large collar and the mixed leathers (nappa and exotic) in this Oscar de la Renta leather jacket design.
Gianfranco Ferre is highlighting raw edges, flowing designs, mixed leathers and wide belts.
In this design from Hache note the embossed leather and raw edges on both the jacket and the leather skirt.
J Mendel played with quilted nappa leather in leather jackets, skirts and accessories.
Jason Wu shows this sweet fitted leather bomber in exotic leather.
When creating a collection, the secret is not only knowing what is showing for the upcoming year (cuts, colors and accessories) but to know when you have a winner already in your closet. Pierotucci have taken a best seller, like this Italian leather jacket for women with leather lace and made a choice to keep it in the collection . . . with just one small deviation to the plan. The color. The color on this designer leather jacket is one of a kind. Made from 100% genuine Italian nappa lambskin, it has the classic characteristics of being soft, supple and delicious to touch. The deep green color works well with this fitted ladies jacket, accenting the classic lines and elegant style.
Sometimes designers will follow the dictates from the large fashion – this year it is all about Monaco blue – and last year it was all tango tangerine. BUT sometimes a designer will make the choice to stick to tradition, choosing colors for their longevity, their ability to stay in fashion indefinitely and their neutral appeal. This deep green – a mix between an emerald green and a forest green is the perfect touch to a bit of variation in the wardrobe.
The color is mature and elegant and yet also very feminine. Take a classic cut jacket, add a bit of lace and play with the color and you have perfection. This jacket is more than worthy to hang in your closet right next to the wardrobe “must” – a black Italian leather jacket!
What’s different? The front zip on the jacket, last years models has the hook and eye closure system and the designers switched over to the tried and true front zip. Not only is this more secure but offers a clear looking and accents the curves of the wearer and not the bulges!
What’s there to like? For the second year in a row, Pierotucci is highlighting a jacket with the leather eyelet trimming. The style of the jacket is classic and a timeless style, outliving trends and “moda” however it is the laser cut leather lace along the edges that make it feminine.
What would could be different? This is a personal preference for sure, but I am not a great fan of cuffs. I find them bulky and they always come un-done. However, compliments to the seamstress, because special care was taken to wear this jacket with or without cuffs: note the detailing of the reversible lace.
For more than one reason February is associated with red and hearts – Pierotucci is embracing the challenge to show you something red every day. Just a little reminder to Go Red for Women and take care of your heart.
Its Sunday and the skies are gray and cloudy here in Florence, Italy – this little number is just what you need to add a bit of spice to your day. There is no arguing with just how sexy a red Italian leather long jacket is … especially when you are wearing nothing underneath
What’s there to like about this Italian leather jacket? The cut. This jacket is cut generously and completely lined in viscose so it is easy to slip on over a suit or other clothing . . . or if you want over nothing! The belt around the middle is exactly perfect for highlighting
What could be different? Perhaps not so busy with the shoulder and cuff straps.
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It might be the same jacket as last year – but y’know what they say: if it ain’t broke, then…don’t change it ! This lightweight ladies designer leather jacket has been one of our best sellers for the last three years and the reason is?
The design is simple. It is something that you can add to your wardrobe and be able to use year after year after year. The clean cut and silver colored hardware accents add movement but not too much so that it appeals to all age groups.
It accents your figure. If you notice the seams and edges you will see that they are sewn on the raw edge, slenderizing the jacket thus slenderizing the wearer as well. No bulky cuff or arm seams to stick out, this jacket offers clean curves that make you look sexier than ever. Even with the front pockets, this unique seam method has them lay flat making sure the only thing that gets second looks are your curves!
It’s lightweight. Which means you can wear it all the time! With the viscose lining this jacket is a comfortable fit even if you wear it more like a shirt than a jacket. The nappa lambskin leather is soft and smooth – practically a feather compared to a heavier washed leather.
Colors are ageless. We started selling this jacket in brown, gray and green. Green was a bit avant gard for many but we were surprised to find that it was still a big hit. Then we added black, because … well because a black leather jacket – is just that, a classic. For our New 2013 Collection we have added three new shades each with the same washed looked about them. You will find the Italian leather jacket in the same classic colors – gray, green and black but now there is also a bordeaux (or wine colored leather), a taupe which has light purple highlights in the streaking and a deep ocean blue.
The feel of the leather. In fact, this particular type of leather helps to make this jacket such a success. It has a mottled look to it and we describe it as being vintage inspired. However once you touch the leather and slip it on – it is divine!
It’s Italian! and though style and class translate well enough in photos, its never the same as preening in front of the mirror ! Comm’on ladies, we all know how much fun it is to go shopping and try things on – especially when look so good on! This jacket is true to size and wears well so trying it on only makes the whole experience so much more fun.
Elizabeth: Wait! You have to take me to shore. According to the Code of the Order of the Brethren…
Barbossa: First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the pirate’s code to apply and you’re not. And thirdly, the code is more what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner .
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (original title)
Sizes are more like Barbossa’s interpretation of the Code of the Order – guidelines! This means when you read that a size 10 matches a size 44 in European sizes be aware that you should always (always, always) check the cm or inch measurements as well. This is especially true when you are looking at handmade or designer models of leather jackets, skirts, pants and even vests, like those found at Pierotucci.com
The first guideline when purchasing online it is to start with some common ground between you and the online size charts in order to guarantee the best possible fit. However, if you don’t take your body measurements properly – you will find yourself even more confused then before. Requested body measurements can vary according the seamstress or tailors designs therefore when sending your measurements for confirmation always ask the vendor how they measure them so that you can match your method.
Pierotucci Leather Factory offers some standard guidelines for find your perfect fit with their online leather garments.
Some will tell you to measure from the shoulder blade to the neck, but Pierotucci suggests a full shoulder measurement.
Even though jackets which do not have defined shoulder seams can be fitted without this measurement, it is still important. Pierotucci will use this measurement to compare it with someone in the office with a similar fit to see exactly how the jacket will hang on the shopper.
It is also not a defining measurement for a vest, but it does help to make the fit as perfect as possible.
2) Sleeve – Let your arm fall naturally (and straight), then measure from the joint where the shoulder meets the arm to joint of your thumb to your hand. Unless the sleeve requires special snaps, buckles, zippers, etc. Pierotucci will normally suggest that you have it shortened at a local seamstress.
Any special customization on a jacket normalkly means that it is not refundable, so for an easy cuff adjustment it is wise try the jacket on and confirm the perfect fit before making any modifications that render the jacket un-returnable.
This is also the most common measurement to inacurately determine therefore have it done locally and save yourself any disappointment.
4) Waist – Again you will want to measure at the widest point, which is normally right across the belly button.
Both of these measurements are vital to a good fit, The chest measurement will allow for a comfortable movement with the arms as well as a good closure with the zip,snaps or buttons on the leather jacket or vest. Since many designs are “fitted” and will hug your figure it safe to say that accurate measurements will make sure that tummy won’t be sticking out. IF you like to where heavy sweaters or lots of layers underneather your leather clothing, then you should measure yourself fully dressed so that the seamstress can take this extra space into consideration when cutting your new leather garment.
5) Length – On a jacket this refers to the total length of the body of the jacket. Start from the base of the neck to where you want the jacket to hand down your back.
7) Crotch – for a good fit on your pants, put on a pair of pants with the waist drop exactly where you want it and then measure from the back of the pants, through your legs to the top of the front of the pants.
8) Inseam – again use the pants with a good fit and measure from the top of the inside of the pant leg to the bottom. However always double check what measurement the company uses for the pant length, some will use the measurement from the waist band to the hem. In any case, the hem on a skirt should always include the waistband. AND when in doubt ask that it is left without a hem and have it done locally.