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Urban Pirate Vest

Added Feb 21, 2009

by paranoire

Bochum, Germany






I made this steampunked, urban pirate inspired vest out of an old pair of pants that my best friend gave me (he’s wearing the vest in the first picture), and tried to use as many parts of the old garment as possible. So I even re-attached the pockets inside and outside. I also used vintage metal and mother of pearl buttons instead of buying new ones.

The only thing that was not somehow recycled were the hooks and eyes (didn’t have big enough vintage ones) and the lining (it was store-bought, but decades ago and left from another project).

My own personal action against the throwing-away-mentality that’s still present everywhere (although people are slowly becoming aware of what they do).

Pattern is self drafted.


This product is for sale
By paranoire at Dawanda

Material Notes

re-fashioned pants, vintage buttons, hooks and eyes, lining




Garment Type
Bohemian, Steampunk, Vintage

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    Jun 8, 2009, 07.22 PMby jessica-2

    i dont like many vests but theres something about this one that makes me want it. i liek the style.

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    Mar 22, 2009, 11.53 AMby bojanatasic

    i looove good vest.but this one – is absolutely excellent!!!

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    Feb 21, 2009, 10.52 PMby actusreus

    Fantastic work! I really like the refashion/recycle of an older garment….very nice detail on the hooks and eyes.

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    Feb 21, 2009, 01.16 PMby adabofcolour

    I like this one a lot, Refashioned is always great!

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    Feb 21, 2009, 09.24 AMby lunatepetal


    it doesn’t look like it was made out of almost all recycled materials! I myself don’t like throuwing stuff away, and try to find another usage of them.

    great creation! i love it :)

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