Design

How and why designs come to be

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 […]

Working Out New Designs: Sweat and Oilskin

Working Out New Designs: Sweat and Oilskin

Part of the fun of working out my leather jacket brand is designing new things.  Picking from the pantheon of historic jackets and altering, tailoring and updating the design, patterns and materials is a costly and time consuming process.  Frankly, it is one of the few things that I enjoy.  This summer I have worked […]

Himel Brothers Vintage Leather