Christylez Bacon has been coming our way for some time now to build out his collection of our original Ginger Root Ascots. A few weeks back he gave us a call and put in his order for an extra special custom Ascot for his album release show February 22nd, and of course I was on board! He wanted a black satin tie with white piping along the bottom edge.
Will has been in a few times, and this time he brought in a vest that was really great but just too short. He was hoping we could let down the bottom, but unfortunately in men’s vests with the points on the bottom, they have the trim out all of the excess in order to achieve that crisp shape. I was upfront that since there were no traditional tailoring options available, this would involve more of a creative revamping.
Unique patterns always catch my eye, and there are DEFINITELY some amazing vintage blouses out there. Sadly, the 80’s trend of “bigger is better” has not held up. That doesn’t mean you need to abandon that awesome cheetah silk shirt- we can remove the huge shoulder pads and diaphanous sleeves, transforming your thrift store find into something worthy of Anthropology’s racks. Case in point, this week’s customer profile.
Annette came in quite some time ago with a wool skirt that needed rescuing. There were 2 very large holes with missing fabric, as well as wearing along the hem. The best route for us to fix this was by reweaving these trouble spots by hand. After I informed her it would never look brand new from the store, she decided to go for it.