When it comes to investment pieces, I get real serious about what I recommend. There’s nothing worse than spending an arm and a leg on a piece, to find out it’s a flop. It’s even worse when the brand doesn’t stand by their designs. This is NOT the case with The Arrivals, and I felt that their Moya Jacket deserved its own post as a result.
Who are The Arrivals?
If you’re wondering WTF this brand is, read on. My love story with their brand began late in 2015 when I saw a Facebook ad with a quote from Vogue about this particular jacket. It read “we’re going to call it this season’s go-to jacket” and went on to explain exactly why. New Yorkers take their outerwear very seriously, and if Vogue is on board, it’s certainly destined for greatness.
I spent the next year swooning over it and reading more press about it. The reviews were in, and they were pretty solid. Additionally, I couldn’t help but notice the “lifetime warranty” they have listed on each item on the site. There’s nothing more comforting knowing that they stand by their designs. Upon receiving a coupon code during the holidays, I decided to pull the trigger, and I’m SO glad I did.
The #NOTSPONSORED Review
We hear a lot about hyped items online, but it really means something when a lay-person writes about it of their own free will. I trust bigger purchases to reviews from fellow bloggers and the reviews of those who’ve bought the item. Here’s my opinion:
The Arrivals Moya is meant to be an oversized jacket, which is BOMB, especially if you’re a tall and broad-shouldered slender gal like me, and have a hard time fitting your shoulders into fitted leather jackets. I hated my moto jackets, and most were a total waste of money because I never reached for them due to fit. Who hates having a baggy body just to have your shoulders fit? Yeah, me too. This jacket hits me right below the butt, making it a practical choice for colder months, and the soft leather makes it sit perfectly on your curves, eliminating that rigid boxy look. It’s also a style that’s truly a classic, making it a safe purchase against trendier styles that won’t stand the test of time.
HOLY OMFG. I shit you not: this jacket literally feels like I’m wearing a silk Agent Provocateur robe, lined with Ugg boot shearling. I find myself keeping it on indoors, instead of shedding it immediately due to being uncomfortable.
Yeah, I know, this jacket is ~$1,000. Worth it? Every fucking penny. I’ve NEVER felt that way about any clothing I’ve spent over a grand on. It’s not a museum piece like some of my shoes I only pull out for special occasions, it’s one that will get used consistently. That right there makes it worth it. Forego a pair of Valentinos or even a Chanel bag this year. This piece has (literally) got YO back, and usable across all codes of dress. Evening gown? Yup. Vogue editors are buzzing about wearing it at Fashion Week at events and shows. Wearing it to and from your workouts? That too. I won’t be taking it off once I touch down in NYC for good this year.
Recently this past year, The Arrivals have adjusted their supply chain to create batches of the Moya, which go through pre-order stages to avoid overproduction. I love to see this. While you’ll likely wait to receive yours, it’s worth it to ensure the environment is taken into consideration as much as possible. Delayed gratification never felt so sweet! I also urge you to consider buying them secondhand as well. The price break is also nothing to complain about. I linked the few that are available below for you!
I’ll leave you with a question to end: Want to never buy another jacket again? Go with The Arrivals Moya. She won’t let you down. Read my second year review on this jacket here.
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Photos by Rachel Radcliffe Photography