Street Style or Coach? dievca’s DIY …. leather jacket

Penguin Push Pindievca was walking down 34th Street and she saw a Black Lady in a boring dress, but with an AWESOME leather jacket over it. It looked like a vintage 1990’s Wilson’s basic Leather jacket, and the Lady put pins all over the front.

No camera for a sneak snapshot….

The NEXT day, dievca was walking down 34th Street, again, and she saw an Asian Gentleman in a simple black leather jacket (Wilson’s?) with PINS on the front. It looked amazing! dievca thought to herself, “this must be a thing!”

For the second time, dievca wasn’t able to get a snapshot…

So, dievca wanted to tell you all about the NYC street style and went looking for photos online and ran into the COACH Embellished Racer Jacket. Sigh. And here she thought those two people were being so creative.

Coach EMBELLISHED leather jacket with pins

Wait!?!?!? Maybe those people created their jackets before COACH did, or maybe not. But, they still made their own and theirs looked better than the COACH offering. Just say’n.

dievca is trying to remember if she has her Wilson’s Leather jacket anymore.
It looked something like this:

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There was a Men’s version, too.


So, get out your old leather jacket and collect your pins — whatever has meaning to you or makes you smile:

Button Pins

Lapel Pins


Well, if dievca finds her old school Wilson’s Leather jacket – she knows that she has pins from her childhood….a cool jacket will be created and it won’t be a COACH (MSRP: $1995)….it will be a dievca ORIGINAL!


Since writing this post dievca visited a flea market and look what she found!!!20151122_134055_resized20151122_134114_resized
Aha! Design ideas abound!
There might be a future “It took me a year, but I completed my DIY project” post. 😀

12 Comments on “Street Style or Coach? dievca’s DIY …. leather jacket”

  1. zaychishka says:

    I can’t wait to see the final result… those are some pretty cool looking pins/patches. This look is so rowdy, so biker chic! Hope the DIY doesn’t take a year 😛


    • dievca says:

      Two things will limit me:

      1.) Can I find the pins? It would kill me to purchase new pins when I know I have awesome ones in a storage unit. In the Midwest….
      2.) Do I really need another jacket? I am trying to clear my closets, not add. It’s been a slow process — I have a lot and I buy what I love in the first place. Attachment. Sigh.

      (Ugh, you just reminded me that I have more shoe posts to write about what I kept and sold from when Master and I did my clear out~) XO


  2. Feeling a bit faint at poking pins into leather…but…you go for it. It does have a look…and clearly more is best….go all out when you embrace this one.

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  3. esther says:

    as it turns out, i’ve got sterling silver safety pins, handmade by me, here… just mention in notes to seller you’d like it “sharp.” those would look very cool amongst your other pin treasures! leather jackets (even plain) adds edge to anything…i’ve loved leather since my early teens, and remember my mom shopping with me when i found a powder blue leather overalls-style jumper (dress); then a skirt which i paid for from wages as a summer day camp counselor…and on i went. mom was into leather jackets 🙂 ❤️

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  4. I have a box of old pins tucked away might be time to let them see the light of day once more.

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