Saturday, February 14, 2009

Custom Made Men's Leather Pants Two

Wishing everybody the best this day and I wish you all love in your hearts, be it for your family, friends, pets and please don't forget yourself.

I have been quite remiss with posting, I have been doing quite a few things at once lately, not the least of which is trying to learn Spanish!

I am dreaming of one day moving to Argentina or Uruguay. I would love to be able to work from there, I completely fell in love with Buenos Aires and the other parts of Argentina I visited and I cannot wait to go back and spend more time there. I saw leather work out of Uruguay that rivaled anything out of Italy and plan on looking into that next trip. They could definitely handle what I do...

I have been doing more custom-made men’s leather pants via the mail.
Working out the process and perfecting the system, as properly taken measurements are key. Often each tailor/fitter has a specific way of taking measurements that works best for their fit and styling. So you need to be clear on your system.

In a costume shop, it is either the pattern maker themselves or their trained assistant who will take the actors measurements. Years ago when I worked at the NYC Shakespeare Festival Costume Shop, each pattern maker had an assistant, and they were not interchangeable. If an assistant was not available only a comparable level pattern maker or the head of the shop could take the measurements. It sounds anal, but
there was good reason for this.

The pants shown here were done with e-mailed measurements. There was very little on the muslin that had to be adjusted. & So my system gets tweeked & improved each time, to make it clearer and simpler for both my customer and myself.

Here is a pair of custom pants made for a long time customer, who is quite a dashing gentleman with a fabulous sense of style. His style is a modern, elegant cross between Leone’s “the man with no name” & “the man in black”, since over the years I've made him 5 or 6 pairs of black pants!

One day I gotta get him into some nice deep expresso brown pants!!! Just a shade off Black...

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custom-made-leather-pantsI did take photos of the pants on him- they were all way too out of focus to put up- new camera, I forgot to change the settings on…I am kicking myself!



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2 comments:

  1. Hey Behrle NYC,

    I'm looking for a custom made leather pants/jeans.
    Can you specify what all I'd need to send you the measurements for to get the right fit and how do I select the material you'd use to fabricate the pants.
    Pls specify.
    Also give an estimate of the time required and the charges involved.
    Thanx
    JC

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  2. Hi JC, Thanks for your interest. Here is a link for more information:

    http://behrlenyc.blogspot.com/2010/10/custom-made-leather-jeans-process.html

    It it best to contact us via the contact form here:

    http://www.behrlenyc.com/contact.htm

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