As promised, here are pictures of some of the vests I used to make back in the early 1990s. At the time I was working for etown and hanging out with all the coolest musicians in town, and Paul Shaffer on the David Letterman show had made loud vests trendy, so I made these for some friendsMy friend Betsy had a fantastic fabric store that kept me supplied and inspired, and I was finally a little bit settled after living in Chicago for several years and then going to California for a year while my father was terminally ill. I was sewing a lot. I really could never do production sewing; what I enjoyed was designing something that was right for that particular person.
I would make very different and more sophisticated design choices now (I hope) but these were enormous fun to make, and they were right for the time.
And this last one is my talented friend Steve wearing one of my vests, back in 1993ish. He looks exactly the same today. Don't we all?