I always get a bit sad when the weather gets colder and my favorite jean jackets have to move deeper in my closet. Being a true denim fan I just miss wearing them 🙁 But this Fall and even Winter (considering it doesn’t get THAT cold here in LA) I won’t have to do that – the Paige Sydney jacket in Sophia is perfect even on chillier days.
This jacket is without a doubt a fantastic Fall piece! I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the faux shearling collar! It really elevates the styling of the jacket and adds a chic and sophisticated element to it. The sherpa Paige uses is a very high quality, man-made material that looks and feels nice and expensive. Keep in mind that the jacket is not lined but the collar will keep you warm even on a pretty chilly day. It was a great idea to offer this style in a moto silhouette as a traditional jean jacket with shearling can appear dated and too retro. Instead the Sydney features an asymmetrical front closure, zip pockets and cuffs which make it look very modern and trendy. The Sophia’s wash is also the perfect choice for this style – its shade and the sherpa’s color complement each other perfectly!
Paige has great fits for both jeans and jackets. If you read my previous review about the brand’s Brooklyn Jacket you know I loved it. Though the Sydney is very different from the last one, it too is absolutely fantastic. It is nicely fitted but still has room for a thick chunky sweater underneath. With that said it won’t look bulky over something that is lighter weight. In fact this jacket is a perfect example of a well-done motorcycle silhouette that is always flattering. Just the right length, body contouring seaming on the front and back and banded hem give you structure and a beautiful shape. I was also pleased that the Sydney made my fairly wide shoulders feel “normal” and not out of proportion.
The fabric of this jacket is a heavier weight (11.75 oz.) stretch denim. The 1% spandex gives it plenty of stretch for you to be comfortable and move freely even when the jacket is fully zipped and also eliminates the problem of stretched out elbows.
I haven’t had any size issues with Paige so far; everything always fits how it’s supposed to and this time is no exception. The Sydney jacket in my regular size is just right 🙂
If you guys enjoy denim jackets as much as I do the Paige Sydney in Sophia is the way to go. Very chic and sophisticated it is an essential piece in a classy and stylish Fall wardrobe.
The Paige Sydney Denim Jacket in Sophia is available here.