Friday, 30 October 2015

The cardigan jacket - biker style - 9 of the best

If you like the modern style of a biker or zipped jacket but you don’t want to wear it in leather or suede (or fake leather) for possibly several reasons, you may well have looked for a ‘soft’ biker style jacket/cardigan and given up.

Boiled wool biker cardiganboiled wool collarless biker cardiganBlack boiled wool biker jacket
There are several out there, but they don’t answer you easily in search online and as for scouring the shops…..why would you?

Jigsaw boiled wool zip jacketMint Velvet black collarless biker knit jacketJigsaw black boiled wool zip jacket

These zipped jackets are the perfect answer to modern layering.  Not quite cardigans, which can be too casual, not blazers or front buttoning jackets but a jacket crafted from jersey, wool or soft feel boiled wool (hate that term but that’s what they are) which is smart enough to wear out to lunch or at weekends with jeans or skinny pants that are as soft as a cardigan, just in a more structured shape.

Jigsaw’s boiled wool zipped jacket is less of a biker jacket, longer and more dressy.  However it’s still unlined and beautifully shaped. 

Mint Velvet grey biker cardiganLauren Ralph Lauren black jersey zipped jacketWrap London Ecru Biker Cardigan - other colours

Note:  The top row of boiled wool biker cardigan jackets are all by Laura Ashley.  They’re in beautifully soft boiled wool and are steaming out of the website. If you can’t see your size you can call 03332 008 009 and get them to track down your preferred size and colourway in a store.  Caveat: the store won’t send out (!!!) so you need to find one near you and go and buy.  Crazy I know but true.  They are also quite generous so go down a size if you like a fitted look.  Worth it for all of that.