Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Willis & Geiger Skeleton Coast Camera Jacket

An extra-large has just gone up for auction on eBay. This discontinued poplin jacket, the ne plus ultra of photo vests (the sleeves are detachable), was designed by television producer Jim Bruton in the early ’90s for the now defunct outfitter Willis & Geiger. It’s kind of amusing, but it looks like Mr. Bruton sold one on eBay last year. An archived description has the story behind the design and an overview of its design features. According to the Los Angeles Times, they retailed for $219 in 1998.

Some close-ups can be seen here.

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