BODA/SKINS pop up London, October 2019
I first discovered Boda Skins about few years ago, checking out their steady stream of cool as xxxx images posted on Instagram, that led to me pinging their Facebook page a like and since then, I’ve really felt these guys stand out above some of the far more pricier brands. I’m always on the lookout for classic lines and designs with a certain character so when someone fuses ‘classic’ with character AND a solid brand, I’m all ears (well eyes actually!).
A staple of your wardrobe for years to come
Started by Nathan Alexander in 2012, the company have grown from a small startup on eBay to a well respected brand who really are starting to make waves in the fashion industry. There’s something about the designs that really just work, from the small Union Jack flag on the left sleeve to the Boda Skins smartly branded features on the press studs. Finally the quality of the leather really is top notch, carefully selected consistent cuts of napa leather, beautifully crafted together to make a true masterpiece that will be a staple of your wardrobe for years to come.
If ever there was an example the whole being greater than the sum of it’s parts, then the Kay Michaels Biker from Boda Skins along with their other models are it. I have reviewed other brands such as Matchless whose jackets cost 3x as much, and I can safely say Boda Skins is well and truly on par with those guys!
This month I visited the BODA SKINS London pop-up in Shoreditch and got to view their latest range. I’d already picked up the Spier Bomber and Maverick a few years back (no longer available) and recently scored myself the Aviator.
Now Boda Skins do say that if you want to layer the jacket it’s best to go a size up. I disagree as although I have a stocky build, I can still layer the size large jackets with their new base layer range as well is just a T-shirt. The jacket will stretch slightly overtime anyway and the whole point of a leather jacket is that you own it when you wear it so it’s vital you get a proper fit.
For my money I think if Boda Skins stick to their current values and quality of service whilst producing products of this caliber they’ll be around for many years to come, and it wouldn’t surprise me if we were to see these jackets grace the big screen!
For all things Boda Skins head over to their website here and if you are thinking about purchasing one – go ahead, you’ll be most glad you did!