I was commissioned recently to customise one of my BFF’s leather biker jackets. She’s had it a while and we discussed whether or not she should keep it during a recent wardrobe clear-out. (More on that in a post later, keep an eye out!) It’s really a gorgeous jacket – real leather, great cut and classic design so it was decided I would use my mad fashion skill to update it and give it a unique edge.
The studs are gold pyramid in 3mm an 5mm sizes from a specialist leather craft company. If you’re going to try this at home, I’d always recommend paying a bit more for 4 prong studs as they are much more sturdy and secure. Use a leather awl to get a nice clean pierce for the prongs to go through.
This look is a bit more art deco and looks a lot cleaner and more subtle than a lot of the ‘rock n roll’ looks out there just now, which is ideal if you want the garment to have longevity and lasting style appeal. No Village People tribute acts for this friendship!
Here’s a picture I got Kirsten to snap for me showing the jacket styled with her usual threads and I honestly think it looks great! As soon as my thumbs recover, I’m starting work on my own…
Remember to let me know what you think and share your own customising tips and triumphs in the comments!