Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Leather favourite.

 Papa has been watching carefully the growing interest in vintage 30's style leather jackets as can be attested by his previous post on the Colimbo outdoors jacket. Today however Patrick Segui's new venture Norshor Leathers steals the show. Patrick teamed up here with friend Mark Fisher who learned his craft under the watchful tutelage of leather guru John Chapman, and together they are set to release an ultra limited product line to market.
The Papa loves an original interpretation and here Norshor has created a steerhide wonder. Referencing key period styling elements Patrick and Mark have an acknowledged nod to the barnstormer, the A-1 and Cossacks jackets as well as the A-2 and concieved a linking garment with honest ancestory. The concept of the what 'could have been' garment resonates well in a market overstuffed with "authentic" remakes. This beauty features leather with a gorgeous patina and a unique flowing pocket design with sweeping curves enhanced by a smaller compass pocket feature and crowned with vegetable ivory corozo buttons. The pockets are riveted for extra strength and the front zipper is secured with pigeon eye grommets at the base. Of all the leathers the Papa has seen to date this one is a scene stealer for outright creative genius and masterful good taste. Patrick Segui's blogspot Riveted is perhaps one of the best on the internet and now he has a leather company that rivals his blogspot. Patrick, Mark, fantastic job lads, you have my pre-order.

Patrick Segui.
Mark Fisher.

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