Times Change

Looks like it’s been a YEAR since I wrote a blog post! At that time and before, it was the quickest way to post current news. Since then Instagram has been the go to platform for current info and images, so I invite you to follow us there @veryspecialjackets to see latest designs, show news, etc.

During this period of isolation I have been photographing every piece we have in stock, and uploading it to our website. If you like to browse and shop, please check it out! This will take me some time, so check back in, things will be updating! Sweet deals to be had thru the summer. All will be posted on LOOKBOOK page

Hope to see you all soon!

Chicago Next!

We love you, you windy and stylish city!

Once again OOAK comes to town April 26-28, at The Merchandise Mart

and we have been working hard to bring some lighter spring colors in our shearling collection, as well as some Lambskins to order, and our popular cowls for that ultimate neck warmer with any jacket.              Stop by my booth #7-5035 to see!

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Late Winter, Early Spring

Yesterday here in the Northeast we got a little taste of spring. I have heard many New Yorkers say recently, enough black! And I couldn’t agree more during this time of seasonal and mood transition………lighten up, and consider color!  Either the base color of a coat, or so many trim combinations, you can add a lightness to enjoy while still keeping warm…..Come see us at one of our next shows for a look at what we have been working on! 

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Craft Morristown

Friday, March 15 from 4 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, March 16 from 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, March 17 from 10 am to 5 pm
No St. Patricks’s Day Parade!

Paradise City Marlborough

March 22, 23 & 24, 2019

Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm

Turn Heads with Living Color Shearling!

Want to be an influencer?

Start with a great coat! Think shearling! Make a statement!

Coming to two Cities, Chicago and New York!

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Inspiration

We did two shows so close together I didn’t even have time to mention the wonderful American Craft Exposition at the Chicago Botanical Garden…..thank you all who organized and attended the event, it was wonderful.

I did get a chance before heading off to our next two shows to attend the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institutes show,

“Heavenly Bodies”,

in two locations….at the Met as well as The Cloisters uptown.

Beautiful couture, inspired by beliefs larger than life. Ending soon.

 

Going to the Hamptons!

We are bringing our collection to the renowned end of summer event in Bridgehampton, NY, The Hampton Classic, opening one week from today.

“As one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, and a premier destination for horse people, the Classic is a much-anticipated stop on the summer tour. Now well into its third successful decade, The Hampton Classic Horse Show is in a class all its own, both in the minds of spectators and horse people alike.”

It’s a beautiful event to watch magnificent riders and horses compete, stroll the beautiful, grounds, shop the Boutique Garden, and just people watching……..we will be in our usual spot by the red umbrella.  See you there!

August 26-September 2

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Napa and suede Merino Shearling Jacket with one of a kind stitching and lambskin trim

What Will You Wear?

While you are still enjoying summer, we are covering you for the upcoming seasons.

Come visit us in your favorite summer hangouts, in The Berkshires or The Hamptons, and take a moment to start building your fall and winter wardrobe ,while still hanging on to the glorious midsummer days, and enjoy the shopping experience at these lovely events.

Come say hello, and get first dibs on what we have been working on this summer!

The Berkshire Craft Fair

Monument Mountain Regional High School

August 10, 11, 12

Great Barrington, Ma

The Hampton Classic

Boutique Garden, on the Grounds of Horse Show

August 26-September 2

Bridgehampton, NY

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Artful Home!

Excited to announce that our shearling scarves and cowls will debut on @artfulhome for the fall season! Stay tuned for launch details!

Update!

We are live on the site. To purchase our shearling accessories, go to

Artfulhome.com

And stay tuned! I will be adding more one of a kinds when available!

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model @moveinstylemis

 

Fall Show Lineup

We are please to announce our fall show lineup 2018, as we just heard

the jury results from The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

results, (Yea!) there is only one outstanding jury we are waiting on.

During the off season we will be working hard in the studio to expand

our designs, and work out ideas that have been brewing. 

Have a great summer, place an order early if you like, and see you

soon!

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To purchase a L u x u r i o u s S h e a r l i n g , a lambskin tunic, or swing coat,

by Toshiki & Maryszka

see us at these upcoming shows

The Berkshire Craft Fair

Monument Mountain Regional High School

August 10, 11, 12

Great Barrington, Ma

The Hampton Classic

Boutique Garden

August 26-September 2

Bridgehampton, NY

The American Craft Exposition

Chicago Botanic Garden

September 21-23

Glencoe, Il

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

Pennsylvania Convention Center

November 2-4

Paradise City Marlborough

Royal Plaza Trade Center

November 16-18

Marlborough, Ma

One of a Kind Holiday

Merchandise Mart

December 6-9

Chicago, Il

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Have a few friends interested? Host a trunk show!

Please call Maryszka at 212.475.8324 for info, or private appointments

Being Appreciated

As a small studio that hand makes, and has contact with every single customer, every single piece that comes out of our studio and onto their bodies, we have a personal connection with each and every one. We strive to make garments that function beautifully, last a lifetime, that warm the body and the soul. We often get great feedback, you can read some on our testimonials page, which lift us up, just as we hope you are wearing our work. This week we received a beautiful one…..Thank you Susi!

“Good evening!

Just wanted to share some feedback.

I wore my lime green coat on this crisp frosty day in n. Virginia. The mood everywhere is grey and subdued. I wore ‘your’ coat to stay warm, and cheer myself up.

The response has been startling!

I have never received so many compliments in such a short time. Best of all, they can from people who worked in various couture industries (Cartier etc). When asked I told them that we met at the PMA craft show. Most were regular visitors and will be looking out for you at the upcoming shows.

Bottom line – we all have an eye for a great product (I am an ex curator)- You have an amazing coat collection . Just confirming what I hope you already know. 👍

Thank you 🌺

Susi “

Sent from my iPhone

Fashion Inspiration/Part 2

We do tons of special sizing in our studio, and recently upgraded our mannequin collection to reflect current shapes and sizes of the female figure, as the way we push and pull our selves, and our diets and exercise regimes, change over time.

So it was interesting to see this show at FIT

The Body: Fashion and Physique

Pretty interesting……corsets for pregnant women? And their daughters? A corset that closed in the front liberated women?

Bustles? Rubber girdles? (I do remember the smell of rubber emanating from my mothers underwear drawer as a young girl!)  Marilyn’s buttocks jiggling? Gasp!

My pics of mostly the fascinating underwear!

On thru May 5th

Fashion Inspiration/Part 1

Items: Is Fashion Modern?

This show wasn’t really making me rush over to Moma for some reason, but I did

catch it a few weeks ago and found it more interesting than I thought. It’s really about

us, and the wearable things that have become staples in our lives, or have had cultural impact.        Here’s a snippet of images…….hurry up, it closes tomorrow!

Inspired

Between work and weather, I have not been able to get out and about. But this week after a trip to the garment center I had time to drop by Moma and caught two shows.

Louise Bourgeois, I have always loved your work.

But this……

Louise Bourgeois: An
Unfolding Portrait

Through January 28

The Museum of Modern Art

You have time.

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Especially resonating to me

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Happy New Year!

Hunkered down in the studio today enjoying the east coast experience of “Bomb Cyclone”, which decided to take aim at Suffolk County, LI, where we are.

Our assistant Rose, couldn’t make it in today, but thankfully we have not lost electricity!

Halle is wondering when the studio will get a bit more organized…..that will be when all orders are shipped! Don’t worry, not missing a beat in that department.

If you are dreaming of a new coat on this blustery day, I have just

updated our 2018 show schedule

See you soon!

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It Feels Like November!

How quickly it turns, are you ready? We will be on the road from now until mid december with our shearlings, hope you can make it to an upcoming show!

First up! 11/ 9-12

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inverted pepmodel    Marta @moveinstylemis

 

And then, 11/17-19!

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Stay tuned and follow us to find out more!

facebook @Toshiki & Maryszka

instagram @veryspecialjackets

Shop Local NYC Metro Area

Excited to be back in the NYC metro area with our collection!
Just about 30 miles north of Midtown Manhattan

Come Shop! Click here for discount admission coupon
Click here for directions

Limited Edition and One of a Kind

    

Merino Shearling
Coats, Capes, Ponchos, Accessories

All Shearling, All the Time!
Handmade on Long Island

model Marta @moveinstylemis on instagram

Show Life

The way we do business, participating in juried shows over the years , traveling to different areas of the country, to often very interesting locations, most recently The Chicago Botanic Garden…. is a very personal experience……we make friends with other Artisans, meet their families, many of who come to help out at the show, or just drop by to catch up. Friendships also develop with clients and and their famillies……..that have followed our work over the years.

We just finished our first 3 show of this season, and I wanted to share some pics of good times, good friendships and families.

We are headed to Purchase, NY Oct 28-29 for

Crafts at Purchase

an event put on by Artrider, a family owned business we have been showing with for about 30 years!

And yes, we will all be catching up on whats been going on!

Off to The Berkshires, The Hamptons, and Chicago Botanic Garden!

It’s that time of year again, your thoughts turn to fall…..
You can stay on the beach or in the mountains, stroll the botanic garden,
and take a break to visit our new collection right in the places you love the most!

Coats, Jackets, Capes, Ponchos, Accessories
handcrafted of fine Merino Shearling and Lambskin
Made to Measure, and Off the Rack

The Berkshire Craft Fair       August 11-13
Great Barrington, Ma  

The Hampton Classic Horse Show   August 27-September 3
Bridgehampton, NY

The American Craft Exposition at The Chicago Botanic Garden September
15-17
Glencoe, Il

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The Studio is Buzzing

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I’ve been quiet on social media lately, especially during the heat wave, thinking you may not want to look at shearling! But the studio has been buzzing working on special orders in an unusually busy summer! Here are Rose, Toshiki and Sweetie, in full swing #studio #shearling #customsizing  #madetomeasure #slowfashion

Our show season starts in August, check out our lineup of shows!

Shows 2017

Irving Penn

More inspiration, almost too much to handle, from our trip to the Met earlier this month. I know I know. I’m in a museum, taking photographs of photographs. But these images conjured up so many memories for me, I wanted to take them with me, my particular memories of the photographs of Irving Penn.

As a girl, I started receiving subscriptions to Vogue at a very young age, and it was my bible. It came into my room and brought me to a fantasy land of fashion, of where I wanted to be. It was my visual sanctuary.

My mother made all of my clothes when I was growing up, and after each issue arrived, it was followed by a trip to the fabric mills, to collaborate on trying to recreate the illusion of what I saw. All my aunts were in on it in their own ways. So many of these Irving Penn images from the 50’s and 60’s remind me of my mother and aunts.

Here’s a sneak peak. Show closes July 30.

And we got to play a bit. They had Penn’s backdrop set up that he used in his studio, so as my “photographer” was with me, I got to particpate.

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