Living a rich and luxurious life isn’t all about driving fancy cars and staying in colossal mansions. Insanely rich people also need to look the part by dressing in expensive clothing. We’ve already talked about the most expensive jeans in the world, so let’s move on to another type of clothing.
For this top 10 list, we count down 10 of the most expensive leather jackets in the world. We went with a one product per brand rule.
The list includes jackets made from all kinds of leather. You can buy all but one of these items in online stores and boutiques around the world.
10. Burberry Shearling Pea Coat
Headquartered in London, United Kingdom, Burberry is a British luxury fashion brand founded by Thomas Burberry in 1856. It’s one of the oldest fashion brands in the world – and also one of the most popular.
The Burberry Shearling Pea Coat is one of the most expensive outerwear offered by the British fashion house. Featuring a double-breasted design, the black jacket is made of lamb shearling with a calf leather outer. It includes a shawl collar, a throat latch, and button tab cuffs. The Burberry Shearling Pea Coat is available for $5,750.
9. Saint Laurent Bomber Jacket in Vintage Black Leather
The officially listed name is Saint Laurent Bomber Jacket in Vintage Black Leather Embroidered with Heaven. Because a fancy product with an expensive price tag is too cool for short monikers reserved for generic products.
Priced at $5,990, this bomber jacket comes with a removable shearling collar and ribbed cuffs and waist. It has a covered zipper, snap button tabs at the shoulders, and four pockets overall. The highlight of the rather minimalistic design is the word HEAVEN embroidered on the lower back, with seahorse jewels outlining each letter.
Too bad you can’t ask Saint Laurent for a different, more personalized word, though. Well, they might accept a request for the right amount of moolah, so give it a shot if you can afford it.
8. Dolce & Gabbana Leather Bomber Jacket with Patches
Part of the Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2017 runway collection, the Dolce & Gabbana Leather Bomber Jacket with Patches is designed to reflect Sicilian aristocracy. It’s a bomber jacket made of lambskin with zipped welt pockets and color-contrast collar and cuffs.
The design on the sleeves features five large stars on each sleeve. The front of the jacket includes a pair of patches and a pair of anthropomorphic leopards dressed royally and facing each other. The entire outfit is unmistakably regal. The Dolce & Gabbana Leather Bomber Jacket with Patches is priced at $6,250, though you can wait for a sale and get it at a lower price.
7. Givenchy Studded Biker Jacket
The Givenchy Studded Biker Jacket is made of lambskin and shearling, which means it won’t fail you during cold weathers. It has that familiar Givenchy look and features dozens of silver studs, which outline several areas of the jacket.
Unlike most biker jackets, the Givenchy Studded Biker Jacket isn’t splashed with a badass graphic on the back. The overall design is minimalistic, with the numerous silver studs the only ones giving the jacket some extra flair. Interested buyers can get the Givenchy Studded Biker Jacket at Farfetch, an online fashion shop, for $6,610.
6. Balmain Embroidered Leather Jacket
Founded in 1946 by Pierre Balmain, Balmain is a fashion house headquartered in Paris, France. The fashion house has a nice collection of high-end clothing, including leather jackets and biker jackets.
One of the most expensive leather jacket currently available for consumers is the Embroidered Leather Jacket, which you can buy for around $7,000. For that amount, you get a badass jacket with asymmetric two-way zip-fastening, three zipped pockets, and heavily embroidered sleeves with multi-colored studs. Design looks over-the-top? Wait till you see the Gucci Studded Leather Biker Jacket.
5. Enfants Riches Déprimés Studded Biker Jacket
The Enfants Riches Déprimés Studded Biker Jacket is made of calf leather or calfskin, a type of leather known for offering both durability and softness. It features a slightly off-center zip fastening with four pockets gracing the front.
The collar and shoulders are outfitted with numerous metal studs, which come in two different shapes: the ones on the collar come in cones, while the ones on the shoulders come in pyramids. The back of the jacket is splashed with the name of the maker and a simple black-and-white graphic, hardly the most badass design in biker jackets.
The Enfants Riches Déprimés Studded Biker Jacket is currently listed at Farfetch with a $7,200 price tag. There’s also a variant of the jacket, which comes with a lot more studs and a more rugged look overall.
4. Mastermind Japan Biker Jacket
Biker jackets don’t need to have an over-the-top design to look badass. Just check out the Mastermind Japan Biker Jacket. It’s one of the most minimalistic high-end biker jackets you’ll ever come across.
Currently available for $12,000 over at Farfetch, the Mastermind Japan Biker Jacket features an off-center zip fastening and a pair of epaulets on the shoulders. The most eye-catching aspect of the jacket is the skull and crossbones design on the back created using hundreds of studs. The Mastermind Japan Biker Jacket definitely comes with both class and attitude. And a massive price tag, too.
3. Hermes Madison Quilted Lambskin Jacket
The Hermes Madison Quilted Lambskin Jacket is one of the most comfortable leather jackets around. It’s made of 100 percent lambskin and filled with 90 percent duck down and 10 percent duck feathers.
For those unfamiliar, duck down is the soft and fluffy layer found underneath bird feathers, usually on the chest or torso area. The Hermes Madison Quilted Lambskin Jacket is lined with water-repellent Toilovent. It’s available for $13,200, making it one of the most expensive jackets in the world.
2. Gucci Studded Leather Biker Jacket
Never count out Gucci when it comes to the most expensive fashion items in the world. The Italian luxury fashion brand offers a number of expensive leather jackets and bomber jackets, with the “cheapest” clocking in at $1,400.
But the most expensive in the catalog is the Studded Leather Biker Jacket, priced at $18,650 and decorated so hideously only the fans of studded jackets would find it attractive. Seriously, the jacket has an obscene amount of studs in various shapes and sizes.
Made in Italy, the Gucci Studded Leather Biker Jacket is inspired by London’s punk rock scene, featuring a number of chains dangling on the back for even more effects. The second most expensive item in Gucci’s catalog is the Hand-painted Leather Biker Jacket, which comes with less attitude and retails for $15,500.
1. Michael Jackson’s Thriller Jacket
Michael Jackson’s Thriller Jacket is the most expensive jacket in history. It was sold to Milton Verret for $1.8 million at Julien’s Auctions, a California-based auction house specializing in items owned by celebrities, in 2011. Unlike all the other items on this list, this million-dollar jacket is obviously now off the market.
The iconic red jacket was first worn by Michael Jackson in his “Thriller” music video in 1983. It was designed by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, wife of the music video’s director, John Landis. In case the name sounds familiar, Deborah Nadoolman Landis also designed Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones jacket in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Following the release of the “Thriller” music video, the red jacket quickly became one of the most emulated fashion trends in the 1980s. Naturally, scammers took advantage, producing counterfeit jackets and selling them at exorbitant prices to unwitting buyers.
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