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This jacket is another one of my creations that took a couple of years to finish.
It sat on my workshop table for almost a year, as I burned myself out on handstitching and hand painting.
Sometimes I am bad at finishing my work, and then the good angel on my shoulder, AKA twin brother Beau, says to me,
"Hey Dust, when the f@ck are you ever going to finish this thing?"
Then I snap out of it, and awkwardly start back at it again, hand painting sections, and then re-painting sections.
And this process continues for years, until finally one day I make the decision that it is done. Once the lining is stitched in, there is no going back. So one day I decided to call it finished. I had a deadline to be met, and without a deadline, often things just don't get finished.
So here it is, a jacket that was inspired by old Japanese Pachinko machines. I used to love the artwork painted on the machines and was always intrigued by patterns made by the arrangement of the pins that the balls would fall through. I was inspired so much that I made this jacket. If I was to imagine myself playing Pachinko at a parlor in the 70s, this is what I would wear.
It features embroidered patches, hand painted everything, studs, grommets, and a bunch of love.
Is the amount of time that I spent working on this jacket reflected in the price?
If I was to think about it in a dollar per hour mindset, I would cry.
But I choose not to think in those kind of terms. Instead I prefer to think about the entire process of making a jacket as something that I really enjoy doing. I feel grateful for this life, and my opportunity to share my creative expression with all of you. Thats why I do what I do. And then the amount of time poured into something is valued.
Is the value of the jacket worth the price you pay for it?
That is totally up to you to decide for yourself.
Love it or leave it,