Behind the Scene at Mode & Pelle (2)

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Sewing at Mode & Pelle

Precision

It takes at least 3 years for a beginner to master the skills of sewing leather.
• Year 1 – straight lines, hidden lines, top stitches
• Year 2 – intricate parts such as pocket openings.
• Year 3 – Joining curves, such as sleeves and collars and putting on ribbing and zippers

Why does it take so long to master the skill? Because no mistake is allowed! Imagine! There is no eraser, there is no correction pen. If stitches are undone (snip, snip), there will be needle holes left behind and the panel has to be thrown away.

It’s like any live performance. Precision and Precision. Kudos to our master sewers who delivered the best workmanship piece after piece! ^^

Behind the Scene – know thou jacket! (1)

Do you ever wonder how your leather jacket is made? Let me tell you some awesome facts about Mode & Pelle!

Unique and individual

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Behind the scene at Mode & Pelle

Our experienced cutters are master artisans. Leather hides are their canvas. They cut and trace every panel by hand knowing exactly how they want the jacket to look once it is assembled. No machine can replace the masters’ artistry and no two jackets are the same!

The Art of Dressing down

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Trend Alert! Leather Sleeve Jacket

If you think dressing up is hard, well, think again. Dressing down is even more challenging. It is what we called effortless chic. Can you put together an emsemble that looks like pieces of random clothing but they all blends in so well and give you a personality rather than a big dollar sign?

Do you remember Vivian Ward in Pretty Women? How she wowed everyone with her amazing transformation from a tramp to a dame with an amazing looking Gucci dress? As much as I love the movie, I blame it for the incredible urge for women rushing to brand name stores buying everything they can (or sometimes cannot) afford. Dress from head to toe in brand name and it cannot fail!

On the contrary, dressing down is not about money, it is about personal taste and style. It’s about wearing torn jeans with dinner jacket and bikers with your evening gown. Mix and match and have fun! That’s where the leather sleeve jacket comes in. When a biker jacket seems too edgy for work, soften it up with a fabric body and keep the leather trimmings. Take the seriousness out of your wardrobe and give it a little twist! It will make your working day more fun and your run to supermarket an event!

Featuring our leather sleeve biker.

Sonya Cross’ Leather Jacket in the Bridge

Sonya Cross' leather jacket

Distress Vintage Biker Jacket

Rarely has a single jacket generated so much interest in television. Not because it compliment the figure of the leading lady or make the character stand out from a crowd or revealing a new trend in fashion. No, no, no. it is much more than what catches the eyes. The jacket has become a legitimate character in the cast and it has its own story to tell.

The distressed cowhide, the vintage biker style, the animal print trimmings and hidden studs all integrated seamlessly together. It embodies the toughness, hardship, basic instinct and mystery of the leading lady.

page3Bravo to the costume designer for picking out the coolest jacket in TV this season.

Do you have a jacket that shows your story? I wouldn’t go so far as to have my jacket run over by a car to make it distressed and interesting.

Simply treasure every crease, stain and mark. That’s what makes your jacket awesome and irreplaceable! ^^

Leather Coat Scam Returns!

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funny news today… http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Leather+coat+scam+returns+North+Vancouver/6625035/story.html

Speaking of outrageous offers…. some time ago, back when St Petersburg was still Leningrad, somebody came in my shop and offer to barter with me a full container of leather jackets for a full container of beluga!

“huh? What am i supposed to do with so much fish roe?”
“Sell them!”
“But i have a leather shop, not a Deli!”
“You can make a fortune! They are the black gold, you idiot!”

He decided that I was too dumb to realise what a bargain it was and left in a huff.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t into caviar and champagne back then. It took me a trip to Russia to understand what a great opportunity i was offered. If anyone wants to make me a offer now, I wouldn’t be so hasty to turn down.

How about half a container of leather jackets for a full container of surgeon caviar? ^^

The One

one leather jacket solves the coat problem for many years – Albert Enstein. I am not exactly a one leather jacket person. But it is true that a leather jacket will solve most of my wardrobe problems. Throw one on and I am ready to tackle the world’s problems. ^^

Have you found your leather jacket yet?



About

Mode & Pelle

Everything we make are things that we would love to own!

Our choice of weapons:

Leather  is the first material used by mankind. It wears and it tears and yet it ages with unparallel glory.

Canvas is the fabric choice for sailors, explorers and adventurous travellers. It is the drawing board for creative minds.

Denim is loved by all generation. It brings the ruff and tuff from the wild wild west to our metropolitan centrevilles.