Leather applique is a difficult one - symonus with the late 1970's (ok) and then into the 1980's (a definitive look and one that isn't always flattering).
So when I saw this jacket on eBay - it wasn't exactly what i was looking for. My search words had been Band Jacket Cheer Leader - I was thinking more The Beatles 1960's... but who doesn't love a star. Add fringing, silver leather and a neat slim fitting jacket and I couldn't resist.
Yes this is a late 1980's / early 1990's leather jacket. Incorporating leather appliqué, studs, metallic leather and fringing - and with more than a nod to the Dallas Cowboys - its a winner.