JAY-Z GETS HIS INSPIRATION FROM MANY PLACES – EVEN THRIFT SHOPS
Little did we know that Jay-Z actually designs the men’s fashions in his Artful Dodger clothing collection. He bought the British line in 2007 for 15 million dollars and has been re-inventing the label with his own style. Recently he contacted Coleman Knitting Mills in Ogden, Utah, with an odd request. He had found a letter jacket from the 70’s with their label in it in a thrift shop and LOVED the quality. He wanted exactly the same jacket with his own patches reproduced for the Artful Dodger line. He ordered 88 samples to his specifications. Not only is he a hands-on designer, but we were AMAZED that Jay-Z shops in thrift stores!