I thought urban commuting cyclists should have their own look to distinguish them from sports cyclists. And I don’t think we should all have to wear neon lime-green nylon. Plus my nylon jacket never seems to come clean in the wash. Thus my cycling jacket design was born. Made from army surplus fabric from snow camo backpack covers and salvaged buttons from grandma’s button box. It looks a bit like a fencing jacket. I used a Simplicity pattern for a man’s Renaissance doublet with detachable sleeves. My sleeves attach with velcro on one side and snap tape on the other so I can easily tell which sleeve goes to which side.
The pattern had the sleeves slit to show the shirt underneath, but I made the slit with a flap to close it off or button it open. The sleeves remain unattached at the armpit for further ventilation. I also redesigned the front closure for the fun of it. I put velcro where there are not buttons which makes it easy to throw on and have it partially closed. The buttons are big enough for one handed buttoning. It’s quite functional.
once again, new processing old photo.
A combination of my general dark fashion style with a new color balance combination I"m becoming infatuated with. No high pass or sharp mask. the bulk of the work here is done by one curve layer and one color balance layer. And, of course, Lighting…
lighting info: elinchrom 400 w/ vertical softbox infront of model. 540ez strob behind and to right for hairlight. (I think) elinchrom 400 w/ grid camera left pointed at her face.