Added Nov 8, 2008
Brooklyn, New Yo...
this is my beautiful friend garret in a beautiful wool and silk motorcycle jacket.
i made this a while ago, when i was still in LA. i don’t sew like this anymore, because it takes too long.
this jacket is so lovely, and, i don’t mind saying so myself, i did a damn fine job on it. i based the design on the my classic leather motorcycle jacket, but made the sleeves kimono and the hem a bit cropped. gorgeous saffron silk lining, plaid wool outer. kimono sleeves, patina’d gold zipper and snaps on the epaulets and cuffs and waistband.
cool cut-out pockets lined in the saffron silk that peaks out. some pleats at the waistband.
this is super one of a kind and super special. vintage ledthread and so so yummy. garret was all, ‘really? you’re selling this? it’s so beautiful and warm.’
i’ve put it on a lot of times, but never worn it out because it doesn’t fit me so good. but it’s gonna fit one lucky lady and make her very happy.
19" shoulder to hem
24" bottom of neck to end of sleeve
28" waist…. i am looking at this, and i could take it apart and make the pleats smaller so the waistband is bigger. if you really really love this jacket, but the waist is too small… convo me and maybe we can work it out. but i’ll prolly gonna have to charge you a bit extra because it’s going to be a huge pain.
any questions, please ask.
ps. she’s wearing my dirty mint barbarian tunic underneath.
designer surplus wool and cotton, metal zipper, metal snaps, lots and lots of love
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