We love leather!

We've all heard that bad joke: Why do men like women in leather? Because they smell like new cars. But seriously....there is something quite special about leather that ensures its return, season after season, to the front line of fashion.

Leather is hard wearing, long lasting and often improves with age. It is worn by men and women from across the social, age and size spectrum (albeit unwisely in some cases, it must be said!)  Depending on how and by whom it is worn, it can be practical, sophisticated, sexy, classy or downright daring. Aspiring Emma Peels, Goths, rockers, bikers, steampunk devotees and burlesque babes all love leather, and so do we!

Vintage biker jackets and boots, leather trousers, skirts and waistcoats are perennial Frockery favourites, while suede leather can cross the boundaries into boho chic. We have just added a dedicated leather section to our Get the Look department, so be sure to have a browse. And we have several more coats, jackets, skirts and trousers in our stock room, which will be making an appearance in the catalogue soon.

Red  leather  always makes a statement

red leather

Alison embarrasses her children by donning a black leather dress (but only for a dare!)

black leather

This 80s shearling jacket is as warm as toast

shearling jacket

And finally, doesn't he (still) wear it well?

Mat Sargent sham 69

This is Mat Sargent of Sham 69 and Splodgenessabounds, a cheeky chappie who really rocks the black leather look.  He isn't just a pretty face, either. Check out his  work on the Sex, Drugs & HIV project, for which he has written 40 original songs and involved 250 big name  musicians over many years in raising money for the Terrence Higgins Trust, Cancer Research and Rape Crisis charities. Their double CD is due for release on December 1st (World Aids Day) 2010 and we think it would make a perfect stocking filler. Keep on rocking, Mat!