This Standout Leather Coat is the Bomb

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A Standout leather coat makes those winter days Shine!

Our “Glitter Bomb” is piece that was really inspired by the leather.

I sourced this glittery black leather a long time back,  from a company that used to get the close out goods from the Couture Houses in Europe,  quite a bit ahead of the current trend for shine that’s re-surging after so many years. (Metallic and Shiny  leather – in Garments, was very big in the early to mid 1990’s)  But now my regular vendors stock versions this glitter look leather in a range of wonderful colors.  I’ve even used it in a stretch version

It’s a deceptive finish – there is no actual glitter involved. (Not evidence left behind!)  Instead, the leather is highly textured, giving the effect of glitter.  It also wears beautifully.  Over time the shine softens and light distressing appears, adding to the depth and beauty of the leather.

I thought this leather was was perfect for a longer coat,  it had a really great drape but I needed to keep it somewhat casual in cut – especially with this admittedly over the top finish.  

I am drawn to these unique finishes, (especially shiny ones!) from all my years working with Patricia Field,  as well as creating for a lot of different musicians and performers.   I also have always loved Statement pieces – Coats especially – I mean, when you’re in a city where so many people walk, what better way to express yourself on a daily basis?  Plus in the winter it’s fun to brighten things up a bit – that doesn’t mean it has to be a vivid color.  Cool finishes like this are another great opportunity to shine. 

In NYC, when you see someone just walking down the street using their sartorial choices to say something and make a statement,  it just feels good.  You see people smile. That feeling is infectious.

I am a firm believer that you can never have too many standout coats!

I based this coat on a classic “Bomber” jacket shape.   Added a dramatic flared skirt with a nipped ribbed waist,  oversized military pocket details, and the classic zipper detailing, and voilá.  The ‘Glitter Bomb’.  I also deepened the collar and the cuffs to balance everything out.  (The collar doubles as a muffler when the bomber coat is fully zipped up.)  And, of course, I used my own ‘take’ on ribbed trim – made up in a soft patent lambskin leather.

To finish it off, the bomber coat is lined with black flannel-backed satin, aka “Sunback”.   This lining is an absolutely great option for any leather coat.  Especially if you want something you can wear through a real winter.  It adds some weight,  but hardly any bulk.  What it does add is a great deal of warmth.

In combination with the wind-blocking nature of leather it makes this Glitter bomber coat perfect for NY winters.   Add  just a thin layer of cashmere or wool and  it can take you thru those really cold old-school winter days.

Are you sick of the same old/same old coat options?  Want a standout leather coat that’s BOTH stylish and warm?  Do you have something to say with your style?  Custom-Made/Bespoke is the way to go. 

With Our Custom Made/Bespoke Services you get an heirloom quality piece that will last for years.  It’s created with your life, style and vision in mind,  made to your specific measurements & needs.  This cannot be compared to any RTW garment that’s made in the dozens or thousands of pieces.  The care and attention that goes into our bespoke work is couture level. 

This is real NYC Couture.  Drop us a line when you are ready for your bespoke experience.

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