Sure, we could (and do) talk endlessly about the clothes we love, but for our new column Line Item, we’ll be asking some of our favorite designers to tell us what they think about the best pieces from their newest collections. Today, Jason Sabatino tells us about a leather jacket from J. Sabatino’s collection.
This leather jacket is based on a 1960s vintage jacket I bought in Tokyo. The leather had been rained on so many times it gave it this amazing finish and patina. It had a removable fur collar as well. The only problem was the shape, so I redesigned it with a “shrink to fit” technique similar to the way people would fit new Levi’s 501s in the 1950s. We wash the leather jacket and dry it on a mannequin torso. When it’s done drying it fits PERFECT.