Pantone, Progress and Problems

Clearly the Pantone prognosticators were watching me last March at the MPB Winter Frolic! Were they hiding behind the rolls of faux fur at NY Elegant? Did they watch me pick out this fur, knowing that I'm always way ahead of the fashion curve?  I picked this.....    Low and behold.....what do they pick for [...]

Geezer meets Yeezy

What can I say? Sometimes you gotta....   Because, apparently, there's nothing that can't be improved by adding a hoodie to it!    Leather jacket, fur coat, camel hair coat.... Hood-i-fy it man!    Enter Quik Sew 2292, made up in an athleisure fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics. Streetwear for the senior set!  All joking aside, I wouldn't [...]

The Watanabe Inspired Jacket. Japanese style meets Nantucket Red

There's still plenty of snow on the ground here in Maine, but today I'm dreaming of summer on Nantucket; an island famous for whaling, cobblestone streets and its own color -- namely, Nantucket red.   I'm sure some of you are scratching your heads. What's he talking about? This is one of those New Englandy prep [...]

Watanabe Jacket — Progress #3, Finishing details

Here are the final details of my Junya Watenabe knock-off project.   The sleeves were very easy to set, since all the ease (1 1/2" of it) was removed. As always, I baste the hell out of everything. The uppermost row of basting is holding the lining and fashion fabric together. After pinning the sleeve in [...]