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So how did it all begin?

The Pajotten story began in Christmas of 2016.I made my partner Ben a jacket, it was a kitchen table copy of a workwear denim jacket he had worn for years and it was falling apart – when I cut the pattern I copied what the jacket had become rather than what it looked like originally, the sleeves had become slightly twisted (in a good way!) and the front had begun to fall forward in that way it does when hands push down into pockets on cold days, I cut the new jacket in a way that that the new version still did those familiar things – he loved it instantly. After many years of teaching fashion I hadn't actually done any designing/making...

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This week....

Its been a busy week in the studio, LOTS of progress, we have been focused on finalising the designs for the menswear, I spent three days toiling for the two shirts, questioning the shape and depth of the collar, the width of the cuff and where pockets should be placed. When designing simple garments the fit and detailing is everything, I am still not sure I have got them right so have put them aside to ponder them a little more.  In order to relax we decided to go and see Fences at the local cinema, a brilliant, and thought provoking film, I was completely captivated by the wonderful performance by Denzel Washington, Ben however had his eyes on the costumes,...

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