My cold weather solution I: leather pants, jacket and down coat!

Down jacket: Theory
Leather jacket: Vince (here)
Leather pants: Theory ima leggings (online sale here)
Boots: Proenza Schouler
Gloves: Saks Fifth Avenue
Fox fur scarf: Adrienne Landau (style for 2012 sale here)
Temperatures in Boston go from extremely cold to extremely colder this week! A small single digit showed up on my thermometer this morning. It says on the weather website that the temperature may reach negative 9F with windchill. My choice for such an extreme weather is wearing the combination of leather and down jacket.
Top = 3 layers
1. Club Monaco wool/cashmere blend Julie turtleneck (sale @ $29 here, and my review here)
2. Vince crewneck leather jacket
3. Theory down jacket
Bottom = leather pants & boots (my review in a previous post)
Accessories = fox fur scarf + leather / cashmere gloves

Layering a leather jacket or fur vest underneath a coat is the best way to keep yourself warm in an extreme cold weather, especilly in windy days. Leather can make an unpenetrable wall to the weather, which is the reason that bikers and motocyclists always wear leather jackets. Since modern leather jackets mostly have slim fit, you can definitely avoid a bulky look even wear several layers. Same principle applies to leather pants, which do a better job to combat the cold weather than jeans.

Share a pair of booties that my girl friend picked (more information of the booties available here).

Salvatore Ferragamo Carlita boots ($283 at SF outlet store, item number 0480760150700)

Thank you for your reading and stay warm!

The look I like...


  1. Hi Yuan,
    You look really nice on the leather leggings, they stretch your legs. :-) I am thinking to order one, but when I checked the link from Saks, the inseam is 33, is that the same as the one you wore? I am the same height as you, also I am thinking to order a size up, but they said you want size down for a better fit. What is your opinion? Trust yours.

    1. Hi Christy,

      Yes the inseam is around 33'', which is way too long for me. I will send them for an alteration before spring, when I plan to wear them with pumps. As to the size, it is true to size for sure! Unless you want wear them as leggings, you don't need to size down. I tried size 00, which is absolutely body hugging. I chose to size up since I want to wear them as pants, rather than leggings.

  2. Oh you look warm and chic! I remember how cold Boston was, stay warm :)

  3. hi the theory pants on you and glad I ran into your blog. I'm about a size 25, sometimes a 24...would you recommend the 00 or the 0? I'm about 5'3 and 100 pounds. I'm thinking about getting a black pair. Thanks :)

  4. Leather stretches out over time. If you have lean legs, go with 00; otherwise size 0.

  5. thank your blog :)

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