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My Dear Tejas "Knickerbocker" Jacket - Off White

$1,200.00

Pre-order - 1 to 2 weeks turn-around time

Small - Chest underarm 38"

            Back length 25" 

Medium - Chest underarm - 40"

                Back length - 26"

Interior pocket on the left body - 4" w x 5 1/4" h

Tejas - The original Native American word for friend. Often thought to be Spanish, but used by the Caddo Indians long before the Spanish arrived.

For years I've thought of a fringed buckskin jacket I had in college...it's the inspiration for an exciting new project that marries my sustainable sensible side with my design aesthetic. A recent visit to a ranch in West Texas illuminated my vision of reworking the fringed college jacket into a simple and elegant deerskin jacket, using sustainably sourced American leather from deer that roam the wild of the USA. I am quite drawn to Texas and feel a calling to move there soon, placing roots and working alongside partners who will join me in moving my vision forward. I have chosen a North American tannery whose work combines elements from the late 1800's and is working to keep the tannery tradition alive, alongside expert leather garment craftsmen from Texas with values surrounding their craft.

Your purchase supports our work towards regenerative clothing...for years the hides from these deer were thrown into the landfills or sent overseas for tanning. While most tanneries have migrated out of North America, we are partnered with one of the few left who is keeping this tradition alive. Since much of the work is we do is by hand, each piece is unique and there may be variations in the hide that occur such as scars and scrapes. We believe this variation holds a special value and shares our unique story of preservation, mindful processing and a nod to the past.

Also available in gold and black.

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