Friday, January 30, 2015


was recently given a suitcase full of clothes from a friend. She knew that I would be able to put them to good use. There were half a dozen jackets, some pants and a stack of suits. Most of it I really wouldn't wear as they were.

The first thing that springs to mind usually works for me. I imagined them all cut up and rearranged. Suits becoming layered and converted into new items. It is old territory for me and something I really wanted to revisit.

I jumped in yesterday and started attacking the clothes with scissors. Here is the result so far. Some of the pieces are already sewn together but there is still a long way to go. 

I'll be posting as I go along, so perhaps show an insight into the way I work. Projects like this require no patterns or even sketches. I just drape the fabric or fold and pin. 

And yes, that is a man-skirt.

Deconstructed/ Reconstructed:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


While reviewing what I made this year I realised it looked a bit lean. Had I designed so little? Travelling and moving house took a huge chunk out of 2014. 

I made some clothes, I was happy with them and they sold. It is not much, but here are some of the favourite clothes I designed and made this year. 

URBANDON menswear

URBANDON menswear

URBANDON menswear

URBANDON menswear

URBANDON menswear

URBANDON menswear

URBANDON menswear

Thank you to you, my readers, for visiting here in 2014. Hope you all have a great new year and I hope you swing by my blog next year. 

Peace on earth and good will to all animals, Don

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


URBANDON massive discount for blog followers.

That's you! 
Yep, my store is open again and it's time to make room in the studio. My new workshop is busting at the seams.
This is great news for you- How does 20% off sound? Use the code 'MEDIUM' at my ETSY store when you are at checkout. No minimums and the only catch is it is only valid for 5 days.

My new house is beautiful and I will be posting photos of it soon. Okay, here is one showing off my lovely vintage Japanese ceramics.