Steve’s cousin Chris got a whopper of a birthday present this year. A jacket made by me! What a lucky guy. Steve and I went over to their Aunt and Uncle’s house for a wedding celebration on Friday, and ran out of time before we arrived to take pictures of the jacket. So we ended up snapping some night photos under the street lamps.
This last one is Chris seeing his jacket for the first time. It was a beautiful moment.
A few weeks ago I ran into an old friend from high school – meaning that I hadn’t seen him since we graduated in 2002 (!). He discovered that I make stuff, checked out my blog and promptly put an order in for a men’s jacket of his very own. I had made one of these jackets two years ago for an apparel design school assignment and then 3 additional ones for Steve and my two brothers. I know, I really am the nicest. (Except that what they didn’t know when I gave them the jackets is that a few months later they would have to be the models for my portfolio – see those photos here and here.)
The fun part about making this jacket for James is that he was open to whatever I wanted to do design-wise. I didn’t want to get too crazy, but I definitely wanted a little pizazz – something to make it stand out, you know? This is what I came up with:
Shirt: (The company I worked for in NYC designed it for) MoMA
Jeans: Levi’s, similar
Shoes: (You can’t see them but they’re) Sperry Top-Sider’s
If you’d like a jacket to call your own, please let me know! Check James’s jacket out on my Etsy page.
Thanks Steve for being the model…again.