Friday, May 2, 2008

Anxiety, Sleeplessness and Startups



"True entrepreneurs are basically unemployable. Nobody wants a former boss as an employee. They don't just fade away, they start new companies." I stole this quote from a blog this morning after a night without sleep!

http://paul.kedrosky.com/archives/2008/05/01/age_and_the_ent.html

At a crossroads with my life, I'm 41 and looking for a change. Last night there was no sleep for me. I had a dream that I met an angel, and she took me under her wing. She installed inspiration: patterns, design, sewing, tanning...everything and everyone I know came back to me all at once...how do I harness this and at what point do I need to be the "man" who knows it all myself. Entrepreneurs are control freaks by nature...successful or not I can't stand not being in control! I can't seem to get past my mind explosion regarding this crap...where is the angel? I really don't want another night of sleeplessness. On that note, check out this pre-war suede jacket that I will be selling this week. The suede is thick leather, with some sort of damage that beat up the jacket. Very authentic. My favorite aspect of these early jackets is the variety of blanket liners that early makers used. This one is a high quality check plaid, which added a soft warm quality to the beautiful suede. It is amazing to see the custom qualities of pre-war jackets regarding liners because by the 1950s makers started using standardized rayon insulated liners that really cheapened the quality of 1950s jackets. That flannel liner represents the precursor of the paradigm shift from small custom shops to big production industrial makers of the 1950s like Sears and Buco.


3 comments:

  1. Hi David,

    You are an entrepreneur and you do not need to be a control freak. Just be, don't question. Just put on step forward and do it. Have you thought of starting some sort of e-business selling leather garments. You have the knowledge, it is not capital extensive and completely scalable :)

    Also wanted to thank you as I have now decided to purchase a G1 (sort off) jacket through Langlitz due to your very strong views on the service and quality they provide.

    Cheers et a bientot,

    Ta'

    Tim
    (Sydney, Australia)

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  2. Very nice thoughts Tim, I do sell vintage leather jackets on Ebay but I am working on my own venue. Im going to start a small commerce blog, and then build a site from that, so stay tuned, if you are looking for a real g-1 let me know

    David.

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  3. Hi David,

    I have discovered the website, Vintage Leather Jackets, and the few exchange I have had push me towards acquiring a G-1, a real one. What are your thoughts?

    Ta'

    Tim

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