David Himel

Lady Kensington, Canucks and Europe

Now well into fall I am behind on my orders.  Part of the struggle of running a small brand is that I cannot replicate myself.  I am in a constant struggle to keep up with the demands of producing really really high quality jackets with a tiny team and tiny resources.  This year I have […]

Designing a Pattern: Handmade and Hand Grade!

Designing a Pattern: Handmade and Hand Grade!

Many times a month I am emailed or requested to create a specific design or modify a jacket to make some special edition for a customer.  As much as I would like to be able to do this I find myself explaining the impossibility of it and the complexity of the process of developing a […]

Summer Projects: New Clients, New Ideas.

Summer Projects: New Clients, New Ideas.

This summer was very busy for HBL.  I participated in my first serious collaboration with Imogene and Willie.  Matt and Carrie were awesome and we created a gorgeous buffalo hide womans d-pocket jacket using rare and limited 1960s brass Lightning Zippers.  The jackets turned out beautifully!  I worked with Kiya and The Self Edge and […]

Himel Brothers Vintage Leather