Free Flat Friday #3: The Field Jacket

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Happy TGIFFF, everyone!

Today I am happy to share with you the artwork that was used to create the Field Jacket from last year, a comfortable, unlined casual jacket that combined really cool stitching details and pocket construction with a salt & pepper colored hemp/wool/cotton blend. It has an inside chest pocket, a rifle-guard on the right shoulder, contemporary rounded collar, center back vent, and bellows-style hand pockets. (I’m secretly working on an updated version for S14, but SHHH! We haven’t actually announced it yet!)
As a sketch, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to change some of the features around and create your own jacket. Use this guy as a foundation to inspire and help you get that world-changing idea for a jacket into the Betabrand Think Tank! The file includes three versions: One that is empty line art, one that has a solid color fill, and one that shows a fully rendered mockup with color and texture added for effect. Hit the link to download the AI file to get started (download a free 30-day trial copy of Illustrator from Adobe if you don’t already have it), and have fun designing!
I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
Download the flat to get started: http://bit.ly/FieldFlat
-Steven

 

Steven B. Wheeler is Betabrand’s Senior Designer
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Steven B. Wheeler

Steven B. Wheeler

Lead Designer at Betabrand
Steven B. Wheeler got his start in the fashion at an early age, spending countless hours hunched over his mother's Kenmore sewing machine when he quite honestly should have been doing his homework.

Upon graduation from high school, Steven became an apprentice tailor, where he spent three years learning custom garment creation, pattern drafting, and alterations. He was introduced to old-world techniques, and fell in love with all the unseen engineering that goes into a well-tailored garment.

Steven moved to San Francisco in 2003, simultaneously building an alterations and custom apparel business while earning his BFA in Menswear Design. Since then, Steven has designed apparel for companies both large and small before embarking on his most recent comedic misadventure as a designer at Betabrand.

He continues to maintain an optimistic outlook on life despite this last fact.
Steven B. Wheeler

Steven B. Wheeler got his start in the fashion at an early age, spending countless hours hunched over his mother's Kenmore sewing machine when he quite honestly should have been doing his homework. Upon graduation from high school, Steven became an apprentice tailor, where he spent three years learning custom garment creation, pattern drafting, and alterations. He was introduced to old-world techniques, and fell in love with all the unseen engineering that goes into a well-tailored garment. Steven moved to San Francisco in 2003, simultaneously building an alterations and custom apparel business while earning his BFA in Menswear Design. Since then, Steven has designed apparel for companies both large and small before embarking on his most recent comedic misadventure as a designer at Betabrand. He continues to maintain an optimistic outlook on life despite this last fact.