Iconic Leather jacket designer Jeff Hamilton was in town last week for a pop-up hosted by Throwbacks NW at its brick-and-mortar store located on Capital Hill. Fans were able to meet Jeff and take photos, but more importantly, have him sign their jackets if they are lucky enough to have one. Honestly, these jackets are usually just for the stars, but several locals showed up with jackets on and that was dope! Throwbacks was the perfect spot to have an event like this since they specialize in hard-to-find, classic items. and these are definitely that.
For those that are not up on it, Jeff Hamilton is a designer who has made a name for himself in the fashion industry with his custom leather jackets. Born in Los Angeles in 1954, Hamilton is known for his expertise in leather and his ability to create unique designs that are both stylish and functional.
Hamilton’s passion for leather began in the 1980s when he started designing leather jackets for celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, and Madonna. He quickly gained a reputation for his high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, and his jackets became must-have items for those in the entertainment industry.
Over the years, Hamilton has expanded his brand to include a variety of other products, including hats, bags, and accessories, but his custom leather jackets remain the centerpiece of his business. Each jacket is made to order, with the customer able to choose from a wide range of materials, colors, and designs.
Hamilton’s jackets are known for their intricate detailing, with many featuring hand-sewn embroidery, laser-cut leather appliques, and metal studs. They are also designed to be functional, with features such as hidden pockets, adjustable cuffs, and removable hoods.
In addition to his custom work, Hamilton has also created a number of limited-edition collections, often in collaboration with other brands or artists. For example, he has designed jackets for the NBA All-Star Game and the Super Bowl, as well as for musicians such as Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.
Despite the high-end nature of his products, Hamilton is committed to making his work accessible to a wide range of customers. He offers a variety of payment plans and financing options, and he also runs a program called “The Dream Jacket,” which allows customers to submit their own design ideas for a chance to have Hamilton bring them to life.
Overall, Jeff Hamilton’s custom leather jackets are a testament to his skill and creativity as a designer. With his unique approach to materials and attention to detail, he has created a brand that is both stylish and functional, and that has a devoted following among both celebrities and everyday customers alike.
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Photos submitted by: @antonephoto