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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