I've seen a couple good leather jackets in my lifetime. I even own a couple that I'm pretty fond of... however, I find that I'm always on that [same] perpetual search for the one that gives me a 'gasm in the middle of my thoughts. Even though it's the summertime and I may not have any use for it right now.... it's the investment that I'm focused on. New York based brand, Gar-De is one that concentrates on the collaboration of thoughts to create a conclusive image that is iconic to underground fashion tribes as well as those dwell above the surface. This may not be THE perfect jacket that I've been dreaming of... but it comes pretty damn close.