I took my Via Spiga bomber leather jacket, that I scored at Gilt a few years ago, to a funkier next level with a little cutting, some hand-sewing and a couple of repurposed belts.
Here's how I did it...
|The original jacket|
|The original back view|
Phase I Rework:
I first removed the bomber trim, then made the back the higher section of its new, high-low raw hem. Next, I opened a portion of the back, middle seam and added my former, never-worn Armani Exchange lace-up belt. I used leather thread in a whip-stitch style to give it an edgy feel. I also liked the idea of mixing up the metals ... I never stayed in the lines when coloring.
Phase II Rework:
I upped the funky rock factor by cutting and attaching my never-worn, multi-strap Diesel belt. The final results definitely give off a bold, glam rock vibe.