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
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!
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!
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,
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
Napa and suede Merino Shearling Jacket with one of a kind stitching and lambskin trim
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!
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!
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. 👍
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.
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.
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
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!
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.