Monday, September 22, 2008

Some Things Money Can't Buy

Christmas came early this year. Look at what arrived in the mail from Self Edge and crew.

First up is the one-of-a-kind, custom-made, Self Edge tweed denim jacket. Just in time for the advent of cool weather.

It is made of 14 oz recent deadstock Cone denim woven on antique American-built Draper shuttle looms. I believe only 3 or 4 people in the world still have yardage of this special selvage denim. It contains a weft yarn spun in America with colored nubs. The resulting cloth is a sturdy denim that pays tribute to the Harris Tweed.

The styling and specs are by Kiya Babzani, proprietor of Self Edge.

Constructed by the infallible Al's Attire.

Selvage hanger loop.

Pocket watch chain button hole front.

Pocket watch chain button hole back.

The pocket flaps nod to another classic.

The entire jacket in general and the collar stitching and pocket flaps in particular are inspired by the Flat Head x 092707, which is Kiya's wedding suit (also by Al's Attire).

The other item I received is just as special and unique. It is a beautiful cap handmade by Samuel de Goede, Wild Child designer, Superfuture Supertalk moderator, Mister Freedom model, and by all indications a renaissance man.

The material is a vintage, soft wheat flour bag.

Samuel's alias is Cotton Duck.

The cap is reversible. One section uses a different denim from the rest of the cap. Over time the difference will become more apparent as the two denims fade to contrasting colors.

Phenomenal work guys!

Sorry for the long tease but these pieces are not available anywhere. There are plenty of other superb articles to buy at Self Edge.

Self Edge Website


Anonymous Anonymous said...

That hat looks keen. I wonder if we'll see some more at the store sometime.

9/23/2008 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice. Thats a sweet coat.

9/23/2008 01:50:00 PM  

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