Guardians of the Galaxy: Star-Lord Inspired Leather Jacket

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When I was watching the latest Guardians of the Galaxy movie, I spent a lot of time wondering two main things. Of course the most pressing question on my mind was "How will the Guardians manage to get out of this mess," but I also kept thinking "could I look as cool as Peter Quill if I got that jacket?"

The deep burgundy leather jacket worn by the leading man in Guardians of the Galaxy manages to be both functional and stylish, so it seems like it would be a great addition in the modern man's wardrobe. If you've also been dreaming about Star Lord's signature jacket, keep reading this article to find out how to get a Guardians of the Galaxy inspired look that is cool and futuristic without being cheesy.

What You Need to Follow This Tutorial

Basically anyone can look fashionable and cool in a Star-Lord inspired leather jacket. All you need to do to follow this tutorial and improve your style is the following things:
A deep love of Guardians of the Galaxy.

•    A mirror so you can check out your great look.
•    A tape measure to check your size and find a jacket that fits.
•    At least one basic t-shirt and pair of pants to make sure you don't violate local nudity laws.
•    (optional) A comic con or movie showing to wear your new jacket to

Step-By-Step Instructions for Looking Awesome in a Star Lord Jacket

 
Step 1: Find a Star Lord Inspired Jacket

Before we can start discussing the best way to style a Star Lord jacket, you'll need to actually get your hands on one. If you look closely, you can see that he actually wears a few different styles over the course of his movies. Some are a little longer than others, and a couple have an asymmetric zip or different textural details. The main thing that all of these jackets have in common are the overall color and style. Peter Quill's jacket is a dark red leather moto jacket with a short, standing collar, a zip front, and textured panels along the sleeves. You will need to find a jacket in this style and color to really get the Star Lord look. At Independence Brothers we can custom make the replica jacket in the perfect size.

Step 2: Make Sure the Jacket Fits

The key to making it look like you're wearing an article of clothing instead of a Halloween costume will be all about the fit. Peter Quill's still a little stuck in the 80s, so he prefers to wear his jacket in the slightly short and boxy style popularized by Top Gun. You can go this route, or you can try the more fitted shape that is trendy at the moment; the main thing will just be avoiding a jacket that looks too large and boxy. To make sure you get the right fit, sue a tape measure to carefully measure the distance across your shoulders, along your arms, around the narrowest part of your waist, and the fullest part of your chest. Compare these measurements to a size chart to make sure you order the correct size.

Step 3: Consider Your Personal Style

Since Star Lord has a few different jackets, you may want to try to select a jacket that actually matches your personal style. For everyday wear, it is a good idea to take a step back and think about what type of style you want to portray. If you prefer a more dramatic, goth look, it might be a good idea to select the longer, duster length coat option. Those who generally wear an edgy, rebellious sort of look may want to go with the asymmetrical, biker style jacket worn in earlier movies. For clean cut and athletic guys, the simpler moto jacket Quill wears in the later movies can provide a more traditional look.

Step 4: Plan a Sweet Peter Quill Cosplay

Once you get your jacket, it's time to get to the fun part of our tutorial and start actually planning out looks. Of course one of the simplest and most entertaining things to do is just dress up as Peter Quill. This can be a fun look when you're visiting a comic con, going to a midnight movie showing, or just attending a fun 80s night at a pub. You can get Star Lord's signature look by pairing the jacket with a grey or blue shirt, black or brown fitted pants, and tall black boots. To get a really authentic look that get you plenty of compliments from other Guardians of the Galaxy fans, consider adding guns, a helmet, and a set of headphones.

Step 5: Wear the Jacket in a Casual Daytime Situation

Leather jackets are incredibly versatile, so you only have to worry about one big style rule when you want to just show off your jacket during daily events. Always wear the jacket with pants, because a full leather jacket looks rather silly worn with cargo shorts. The type of pants worn with the jacket can vary from denim to khakis, and you can wear it with simple t-shirts or nicer button downs. In general, Star Lord's style of jacket looks best when worn with fitted clothing instead of baggier items, and selecting more fitted styles will also help to make your appearance seem more put together. Burgundy is an incredibly easy color to match, so it looks good with all neutrals, all blues, pale pinks, olive greens, deep yellows, and muted oranges.

Step 6: Figure Out How to wear Your Leather Jacket to Dressier Events

A leather jacket might not be appropriate for a boardroom meeting or wedding, but it is nice enough to wear out for dinner dates and other dressier events. The key to styling leather jackets for nicer events is to make sure that your outfit fits well, matches impeccably, and is styled with appropriate accessories. For example, dark grey slacks, a black dress shirt, a nice watch, and black leather shoes will help to dress up a leather Guardians of the Galaxy jacket. This makes it easy to add some geek chic to even nicer outfits.

Step 7: Learn How to Maintain Your Jacket

Star Lord might be a little irresponsible, but it is worth pointing out that he does manage to take pretty good care of his jacket nonetheless. You will not be able to look stylish if your jacket is all grimy or damaged. Real leather is a durable and rugged material, but it still has some special care requirements. If you do things like toss your coat in the dryer, you could easily end up ruining a quality garment. Be sure to always keep the jacket in a dry, cool location, and just spot clean it with a damp cloth. If the leather appears brittle or dry, apply a leather polish. As long as you take good care of it, it should be able to last you for years.


In Conclusion

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to work a jacket like Star Lord's into your wardrobe. It's a very versatile design that makes it easy to combine interests in fashion and comics. Did you enjoy reading my tutorial as much as I enjoyed writing it? Let me know if you can think of any other ways to style Peter Quill's jacket, and feel free to share my tutorial if you want your friends to benefit from it too!