May 2011

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Fit, Design and the Subtleties of Pattern Making

Fit, Design and the Subtleties of Pattern Making

David Himel So one of the stranger components of developing authentic vintage style jackets is fit and pattern design. Pattern making is really a lost art.  One of the saddest realities of modern clothing lines, lost on the average consumer is the utter lack of quality well fitted patterns.  In reality most clothing is designed […]

Where Did I Come From: Designing Herons

Where Did I Come From: Designing Herons

I sometimes loath to write blogs.  I feel tired, run down, exhausted and weird about sharing.  I am trying to win people over, get fans, find followers and mostly explain the things I think about all day long.  Sometimes I just don’t feel like sharing.  Today is the opposite.  I was photographing jackets that I […]

Vaughan Road Academy, Dad and Heritage

Vaughan Road Academy, Dad and Heritage

My friends often seemed confused by the name Himel Brothers Leather.  There is always a raised eyebrow asking me about my “brother” or who are these “brothers” in leather.  My story is long and leads back to my philosophy of life and fashion.  You see, I started out in Cultural Studies and Film History in […]

Himel Brothers Vintage Leather