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Designing a Pattern: Handmade and Hand Grade!

Designing a Pattern: Handmade and Hand Grade!

Many times a month I am emailed or requested to create a specific design or modify a jacket to make some special edition for a customer. As much as I would like to be able to do this I find myself explaining the impossibility of it and the complexity of the process of developing a […]

Working Out New Designs: Sweat and Oilskin

Working Out New Designs: Sweat and Oilskin

Part of the fun of working out my leather jacket brand is designing new things.  Picking from the pantheon of historic jackets and altering, tailoring and updating the design, patterns and materials is a costly and time consuming process.  Frankly, it is one of the few things that I enjoy.  This summer I have worked […]

Clutch Magazine Japan! Himel Brothers…….

Clutch Magazine Japan! Himel Brothers…….

Himel Brothers Leather would be nowhere without the support of friends and our customers.  This month with the generous time of Matt Barnes Photography http://mattbarnesphoto.tumblr.com/ , my friend James Thompson, and the excellent team at Clutch Magazine in Japan we are very proud to have this story featured.  Clutch is a cutting edge magazine featuring […]

Himel Brothers Vintage Leather