Designer Profile: Jeff Hamilton

Posted on 22 January 2016

You’ve probably seen a Jeff Hamilton jacket and didn’t even know it.

Hamilton, who began his fashion career in 1983, got his start early on working as Creative Director for Guess. He gradually moved on to designing leather jackets. He struck a cord with many with his Nascar inspired jackets.


A quick Google search of “Jeff Hamilton jackets” can lead you down a path of great vintage pieces ranging from a couple hundred dollars up to a few thousand. His best work includes designing custom jackets for the likes of Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.


His defining moment came in 1997 when the NBA tasked him with designing the jackets that would be worn by the NBA’s 50 greatest players during the halftime ceremony. See that moment below as well as a few classic pieces by Jeff Hamilton. Be on the look out for vintage Jeff Hamilton pieces coming to our site soon!


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  • Bridgette Arnold: October 09, 2020

    I really admire the beauty and the love that Mr. HAMILTON puts in to designs of his jackets, I only wish that one day I could afford one or two of his laker jackets. My sons a great laker fans, and as a mother that have to great son that are laker fans would some day love to be able to afford to purchase them a jacket. $5,000.00 a jacket isn’t in any of possibilities of ever being able to even purchase one. I know it take time and another of effort to design these beauties but if there is ever a way possible for me to ever get one at a much much lower price please contact me so I can make one of my sons soooo happy. Be more than happy to make payment. SINCERELY YOURS, Mrs. Bridgette Arnold

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