The Austringer



Hello you all! Long time no see.

Meet my friend Jean-Louis the Austringer (meaning he hunts with eagles). He is modeling a year old blue Chilean eagle (who doesn’t hunt) and the vest I made for him.

Though the vest was made with Burda’s Jason pattern, which is not really a retro pattern, Jean-Louis and I were heavily inspired by early 20th century explorers and adventurers and from Nigel Cabourn’s famous Peak Lapel vests except we went for a shawl collar. It’s made with thrifted John G Hardy tweed and handcrafted hunt buttons. The buttonholes were corded with gimp for a neat and durable finish.


If you would like to see the full thread, hop on over my home where I obsessed about this vest for almost 4 months.



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4 comments… add one

  • Awesome. I’m seriously considering making it mandatory for photoshoots to include eagles ;)

  • Awesome vest, awesome eagle! Wow, well done. :-)

  • Cool!! The best sewing photo shoot I ever saw.. Great job!

  • Jean-Louis and I are thanking you all! The eagle remained silent.


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