Posted 2 years ago
In a past career I made clothes for musicians, rockabilly friends and vintage shops. This was the 2nd shirt for Phil Hansen. He played stand-up bass in a band called Swinging Spurs. Phil was chunky and couldn't find off-the-rack shirts. We met and I brought some of my (MANY vintage books, patterns) and talked about blah, colors, fabric, blah, blah, his vibe - you know, artsy stuff.
He didn't have a logo and he just wanted something on the shirt to relate to a bass, so I came up with the double S and spurs and the strings and cleft? shapes. I rarely see a man cry for joy. When he saw this shirt he cried. He didn't know about the initials on the cuff. I have to say I was very proud of this shirt.
Stats: 1950's pattern graded to his size, wool gabardine, fake suede appliques - sewn, not glued. Green soutache and embroidery, traditional snap closures.
I took these pictures at Oceanside, CA with a Kodak throwaway camera in 1999. Geez and sorry! Phil, thank you.