I think it was nearly four years ago, I was introduced to Johnetta Boone by a buddy and famous Western photographer. Johnetta and I got on right away; she’s a rock star in the world of style and the Costume Designer of Yellowstone. Over the following few years, we kept in touch on the fun stuff each of us was up to (Johnetta and her husband are avid motorcycle riders and live a wildly interesting life).
Winter 2021, I made the 1st Ivory Western jacket for me. Then I was off on an adventure in Japan wearing my new design. I shared a photo from Japan with Johnetta and it sparked something. She mentioned she had a special place for it and was waiting for the opportunity to present itself. Well, it did. After I returned from Japan, we met and now here we are.
The neat part about that story is the depth; from what brought us together; the friendships that are a part of it… all the way to the story behind the leather. For this jacket, everything for this jacket was done here in the US, which is also important for the fact this is my nod to the American Wild West.