I got a new client, basically because one well known luxury line refuses to accommodate the truly discerning customer.
(…well to be truthful, none of them do…)
I got the call, because after going to one of the YSL boutiques, here in the city, specifically for their motorcycle jacket, they discovered that YSL’s jackets are lined in polyester and fit a really specific body type – one which this client is quite close to, being very tall and slender. So fit was less of an issue for them to look me up on Google.
The polyester was the Kicker. (Which I absolutely get! Polyester makes my skin crawl.)
Once here, he realized the fit could be improved, he could get functional pockets, and truly personalized details. Monogram, inside pockets, etc…
He said “I want a leather jacket that’s going to last me 20 years.”
So I allowed a little extra room to cover the passage of time – just in case, and made his jacket in this amazing heavyweight French Lambskin that my vendor now stocks in 5 or 6 colors. Really, the most perfect skins for a motorcycle jacket. Then he choose from the 98 or so shades of silk that I offer as lining. We did a 4-ply crepe – it’s a beautiful weight and the color he chose is a really striking, unique choice. He chose it because he is a Batman fan! I am out of the loop these days with comics. But it really does evoke the mood, energy and vivid graphics of vintage comics !