Goat Skin Leather Jacket
Upon first glance, you can’t tell a lot about me. My past, my struggles, the fact that I just got 87% on my math final (RIGHT?!), or that this jacket is made of goat leather. I really hope it wasn’t made of fainting goats though… they’re way too cute! But when I’m cheating on my Paleo lifestyle, I can be found packing goat cheese into my cheeks quicker than the snow’s melting around me so… there’s that… and on that note I’m here to tell you how to dress for Spring.
Spring is an interesting time… it’s cool in the mornings, warms up a bit, then if it’s sunny, you sweat, but if it’s windy… you’re gonna feel like Japanese ice cream just as the liquid nitrogen hits. So how do you dress for this manic weather?
The leather jacket I’m wearing here is thinner than most and has a very light cotton lining. A similar leather is pigskin which is a much more affordable alternative to calf, lamb, or deerskin. But you can tell the difference when you touch goatskin or pig leather as it is more papery. Strong and durable, so long as you clean and moisturize it properly.
But in truth, as brisk as the wind can be at times, or the rain can get you damp and dreary, I’m just so thrilled it’s not snowing anymore so I can strip down my winter layers. It’s parallel to what’s been going on in my life. Removing things I don’t need like bad influences, negativity etc. and as I’ve done this, I’ve noticed negative things leaving my life on their own. I’ve stopped resonating with people and opportunities like that, now it’s like two magnets opposing each other.
What’s interesting is how removing those layers impacted me and improved my well being, my state of mind and self image, ability to cope with stressors and unpredictability and introduced the beginning of the ability to love and trust again.
So shed your layers, let the sun in. And yes… that was a metaphor.
Special thanks to my good friend Aaron who gifted me this sweet Diesel Jacket. Thanks my friend!
Mark St. James