About the Seller
Project TransAction designer, Jake, creates leatherwork accessories-belts & cuffs. The creative handmade Victorian, periodic table, and birds in flight accessories show tons of detail throughout every piece. Whether is a bullseye or a classic leather belt, the quality and unique decor of these accessories is like no other.
What your inspiration for this collection?
I am constantly finding inspiration wherever I look: film, public transportation, pop culture, world news, other artists, vintage advertisements, science, documentaries, things i read, love.
Your 3 wardrobe staples:
Fashion fit black tee, Levis, and a rad leather belt, of course!
Favorite Fashion Decade:
Probably the 1920's. I really love the expressive accessories that women wore: fancy hats, gorgeous glitzy jewelry, gloves: it was definitely a high fashion scene back then, and I'd love to see that come back (as opposed to the awful 1990s style that's working it's way back through now.) Also, the men's street style with the newspaper boy aesthetic is fantastic- suspenders, caps, vests...gotta love those dapper fellows.
I have been screenprinting for about 15 years- almost half of my life! It started as a way to make my own t-shirts for bands that didn't have them when I was in high school. After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art in 2003 I worked at a few different print shops before deciding that it was something I could do on my own. The leatherworking aspect of PT came about when i was flipping baseball gloves on Ebay to supplement my income. I started deconstructing them to make dog collars, and became very interested in the challenge of properly manufacturing leathergoods. One thing led to another and I started printing directly onto the leather to create exciting, unique items that only get better with time.
What fad would you bring back?
I would LOVE to redesign the slap bracelet- less likely to bust through leather and cut you!
What is your favorite part about being a Fashion Designer?
Seeing my visions come to life, and meeting all of the other amazing and creative people who populate this industry (especially in San Francisco!)
Member Since: 07/27/2010