I was so happy with my last custom vest by Circle A Brand, aka Russell of http://russellsshirts.blogspot.com, I asked Russell to create a vest that I had originally designed in a painting. I cleaned it up in the sketch below and sent it to Russell, what I got back was better than I ever expected! Russell really put a lot of work into and fine tuned the design adding his own touches.
The Miner's Vest
Made of Cone Mills selvedge canvas, black corozo buttons, hand-set copper rivets,
and a two-prong buckle.
Constructed using vintage sewing machines from 1920's and 1940's.
As you can see in the photos the color of the canvas seems to change from a greenish brown in low light to a beautiful ochre in bright sun light.
My favorite selvedge ticking details.
Check out the unique items in the Circle A shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/circleavintage
A few fit pics of the custom foraging vest.
I was recently fortunate enough to acquire a few items from Circle A Brand, aka Russell of http://russellsshirts.blogspot.com, a gifted creator of garments and accessories.
I got this amazing custom foraging vest constructed on a 1928 single-needle sewing machine using Japanese selvedge herringbone twill, "french" twill lining, hand-peened copper rivets, copper tack buttons, and all cotton topstitching. Notice the curved foraging pockets, inner pocket with selvedge edge, and the selvedge detail on the back cinch.
I also got my hands on this beautiful pocket square made of antique "outing flannel" that dates back to the late 1800's.
Russell has a few items available on his etsy right now, including some other pocket squares and some very cool tote bags. http://www.etsy.com/shop/circleavintage
Recently while in Ballard, I was introduced to the paper works of Patty Grazini.
Her pieces are based on NY Times articles about petty criminals from between 1885-1915. This rat (it's all paper!) was my favorite. Go check them out in Ballard at the Curtis Steiner space.