Womens Belted Leather Jacket with Zipp in/out Sleeves Episode #15 “In The Shop” with Jackie Robbins





In the Shop 7-2014

This client wanted a jacket with changing sleeves and belts. A challenge, but not impossible. See the process as we designed and fitted the garment and I sewed together and constructed the piece. The sleeves zipp out and can be changed to another color and pattern of leather. I actually made 3 sets of sleeves [...]

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Urban Leather Ware

  Women’s Leather Motorcycle Jacket for street ware. Custom medium weight cowhide jacket with chrome zippers, made to order for perfect fit. Variety of colors and textures available in leather and suede. We also accommodate customers that want a choice by offering a wide selection of faux leathers and suedes as well.       [...]

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1976 JR

  This photo is an old one. Leather Waves had been open for one year in it’s original space at the Malibu Country Mart. I was visiting my new friends the Cosentino family in they’re new space just down the row. I was now taking a photographer with me regularly to photograph my newest creations, [...]

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eggplant and purple

These are the first pieces in a series of leatherwork that I chose to do combining the colors eggplant and purple. I’m just in love with this color combination this year…the richness it exudes is seductive, it doesn’t hurt to add some flirty pink hair to the ensemble either. In these pictures see the slim [...]

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Vintage stars and stripes 1994

Just wanted to wish all my fans a very Happy 4th of July by sharing this vintage Leather Waves photo from 1994. DMP rocks this very America look with suede flags sewn to vintage Levi’s, a chiffon shirt with the same suede pattern and a baseball cap to finish it off. Enjoy your holiday and [...]

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Vintage Leather Waves 1979 RC 3

  Vintage Leather Waves fun for today. This was a Men’s ensemble that I made from olive green chamoise skins in 1979. A slim small pleated pant with a snakeskin belt and a hoodie style zipp front jacket. Yes, there were hoodies even before RAP. A silk crepe de chine shirt finishes off the outfit. [...]

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In the shop photo5

Last week I showed you this beautiful shearling jacket that we took to New York for a Leather Waves photoshoot. In the next three episodes of “In the Shop” I will show you how it was made. I started with a bundle of six absolutely gorgeous skins from Italy that were an unusal find. The [...]

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1987 Goat Suede Outfit

  Here’s a shot from a Leather Waves 1897 photo shoot at Corral Beach. The outfit was made from two colors of goat suede, Coral and Turquoise reminiscent of the Santa Fe look that was popular then and continues to be now. Harem pants, tank top with fringe and a tiny fitted sleeveless jacket to [...]

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1994 SW 3

  I’m proud to say this wonderful and talented man is my cousin, Steve Wynn. Known to his fans around the world as the lead guitar and songwriting maven of Dream Syndicate and the Baseball Project. In 1994 he modeled and played in this slightly outrageous snakeskin print leather jacket for me and Leather Waves. [...]

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Jackie Robbins at the Malibu Playhouse

  Jackie Robbins and Jeff Herrera in their “Leather Waves” at the Malibu Playhouse last Friday night for the opening of “Blood Knot”. An engaging play about 2 brothers from South Africa, directed by our dear and generally fabulous friend Mr. Lou Gossett Jr.

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Deerskin Cafe Racer for D.B.

My good friend D.B. had a motorcycle jacket from the 1960s that he loves so much, wore it to just about to death, and it was actually getting a bit small. He pleadingly asked, could you remake this for me? Yes, of course, and so we began the journey of re-creating his favorite jacket. D. chose [...]

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In the shop photo5

My good friend D.B. had a motorcycle jacket from the 1960s that he loves so much, wore it to just about to death, and it was actually getting a bit small. He pleadingly asked, could you remake this for me? Yes, of course, and so we began the journey of re-creating his favorite jacket. I [...]

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1984 JR London 3

  White leather and Spring in London 1984. Big yellow leather shopping bag, narrow and skinny leather jeans and leather jacket. Best stuff to travel with, count on looking great no matter where you go, or what shoes you pair it with. Lots of fun memories. You can still “get it”, custom made at Leather [...]

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In the shop photo5

Ready now to make the lining. I chose something fun and spirited yet in the same color tones to give the jacket a little flair. Next the leatherbound buttonholes finish off the front with large wooden buttons that have tiny daisys carved into them, that brings all the elements together and adds the finishing touch [...]

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womens distressed leather jacket

This jacket had 2 lives! I made it the first time and felt there were some details missing that I could do better and then remade it a second time adding some touches that really made it shine! I had an original design and cut it from some amazing distressed lambskin leather that I loved [...]

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In the shop photo5

This jacket had 2 lives! I made it the first time and felt there were some details missing that I could do better and then remade it a second time adding some touches that really made it shine! I had an original design that I sketched and made a pattern for. Then I cut a [...]

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In the shop photo5

Let’s finish the washed leather motorcycle jacket now. Once the shell was completed I began the lining. All black satin with two pockets one on each side with snap closures, our label and something new that this client requested. He wanted a vintage label with a picture on it. At first I was not sure [...]

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1983 JH 3

  Leather Waves circa 1983, with my old friend J.H. and sadly can’t remember the sexy redheads name….I was doing alot of pink leather at the time, it was kind of punk. He wears a pink leather double-breasted sportscoat with mother of pearl buttons, she wears a a zipp front hip length cocoon styled jacket [...]

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1990 JR 4 snap

  Vintage picture of the day….Grand Canyon 1990. I snapseeded this, adding some drama, although who needs drama at the Grand Canyon! Riding my Harley was a blast in those years, and even more special because I’d make amazing leathers to ride in. This jacket was very cool with it’s cowhide fur lining and fringes, [...]

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Leather Windbreaker for J. H.

This handsome guy is my boyfriend Jeff and he looks good in everything. He was wanting a nice leather jacket that had the shape of his favorite windbreaker, which I know well. So I designed a jacket for him that had that shape and similar fit but added some modern details that made it look [...]

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Jeff and Joel wearing Leather Waves

    I love going out with handsome guys that wear my leather jackets and are SO HAPPY ABOUT IT, like these two. Nice Valentine, thank you Jeffie and Joel!

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In the shop E#2

Yes, this leather Sports Coat is 12 years old, and it is owned and loved by real rock star, one of the best rock guitar players in the business. I believe I made this for him in 1999 or 2000. It was sent over to me for it’s first repair in all these years, something [...]

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leather long coat

    Street wise and leather savvy, the leather long coat is always seen in the city. I love the leather long coat because no matter what you are wearing underneath it looks great. I’ve made numerous leather long coats in a great variety of styles, for men and women. In cold weather the leather [...]

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custom leather sportcoat 2007

  This mens leather sportcoat has a few original features and custom details. Made from a soft but substantial deerskin leather it is a dark expresso color. The skins can be reversed if you prefer the deerskin suede. The stitching is a deep burgundy color and there are metal buttons that include silver and gold [...]

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Hello 3

  At Leather Waves, every custom leather product is made by the skillful hands of Jackie Robbins. Her expertise in custom leather work spans 5 decades. Known widely for her incredible talents in translating client specifications into custom leather items for her clients is renown. If you have ever wanted a custom leather jacket that [...]

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double breasted leather coat

Men’s double breasted coat made from supple but incredibly durable goat skin in a deep choclate expresso color. Metal buttons with deep spacious pockets, the perfect winter accessory. Fully lined with thick black satin it is luxurious to wear and looks great with everything. Thank you to the gorgeous and delightful Phillip Keene for bringing [...]

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double breasted leather coat

    Custom leather coat is our speciality at Leather Waves. This is our newest custom leather coat. Double breasted custom leather coat with metal button details. Custom leather coat in choclate expresso brown goat skin. Custom leather coat made to your specifications by Jackie Robbins.

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womens distressed leather jacket

    Distressed leather jacket with a new twist, a bit longer with a “swing back”. The roominess of the body is comfortable and easy to wear over a variety of tops and light weight sweaters. Several large artful buttons close the jacket but it hangs easily when open too. A subdued full lining in [...]

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