Custom handmade leather jackets from classic car upholstery
November 30, 2010
Launching a new clothing collection, Platinum Dirt might have just recreated the meaning of the word "vintage." Dustin Page, designer, producer and tailor, has created a range of jackets made of recycled leather from classic cars. Each jacket is one-of-a-kind, made from the leather interiors of old Cadillacs, Lincolns, BMWs, Mercedes and Jaguars (just to name a few). As an added cute touch, the VIN plate from the original vehicle is embedded on the chest of each jacket.
"I'm not into copycat designs," says Aaron Parrish, Page's business partner. "If everyone is going right, I want to go left. Trends aren't set by those who follow them."
Platinum Dirt jackets are currently available for purchase online from US$1,200. If you're lucky, you may be able to find one made from the seat leather of your very first car!