When a pair of lawyers came to us for some bespoke suits and sport jackets, we immediately knew we had an interesting project on our hands. The partners work in sport and entertainment law, serving athletic institutions, athletes, the music industry, musicians, and many other forms of entertainment businesses. With the world of sports and entertainment as wild as it is, cases involving high-profile clientele means being visible. Both men needed to be dressed a little flashier than your standard finance or business lawyer. Who ever said that law couldn’t be fun?
For one of the flashier sport jackets, we created a dark check jacket with leather contrast. To accent the leather shoulder accents with a punched trim, we put leather jetting on the breast pockets and pocket flaps, as well as adding a contrast piece on the outside of the sleeve near the surgeon’s cuff. For further detail, we used a contrast thread for the handpicking. As a finishing touch, we used gunmetal buttons stamped with a heraldic shield.
Leather is not a typical fabric for a classic sport jacket, but it is functional as well as fashionable. Given its durability, it doesn’t wear as fast as wool. Most sport jackets and suits produced in bespoke houses like ours will typically last a decade or longer with good care, but some clients may expose their suits to atypical stressors –– this client in particular often sports a shoulder bag and -- over the years -- the friction of a shoulder strap on a jacket's surface may cause it to wear faster than usual. As a result, a leather shoulder detail on a sport jacket will extend the life of the garment.