This Bespoke leather jacket in a tropical weight
was created for a client who spends a great deal of time in the Caribbean.
It’s a combination of 2 very lightweight lambskins, one solid and one perforated. He really wanted a jacket that would breath and be comfortable in the evenings. He also was very conscious of fit – he had bought an off-the-rack Prada jacket, but as you can probably tell by these images- he is most definitely not an off-the-rack size.
He is very tall, slender and long waisted so he did not feel at all comfortable in a jacket cut for a standard size- everything was too short, and then when he moved…it could not be good. He wanted something that fell to his hips and covered his wrists – and he wanted very clean lines. He is a big fan of a classic Italian aesthetic. And he wanted it modern.
He knew he wanted a cafe racer style jacket and he knew wanted a perforated leather jacket.
But rather than making the whole jacket in a perforated leather it became the main design feature. Since the jacket had to be functional for all types of wear, and the solid leather keeps it practical/stronger for everyday wear and cleaner aesthetically.
The perforated leather panels are fully reinforced with a super fine cotton voile and the jacket is lined in a lightweight cotton sateen. The end result is a very lightweight and fluid bespoke leather jacket.