image Marilyn_Monroe,_Korea,_1954 Marilyn-in-Korea-marilyn-monroe-16211643-500-641 marilyn-monroe-in-korea Marilyn066 photo-10 4 4646-Annex+-+Monroe,+Marilyn_082 482193 7625949210_2c89414332_z In February 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were just married and on a Honeymoon trip to Japan. The bride decided to take a detour to Korea to entertain the troops, performing ten shows in four days, in front of audiences that totaled more than 100,000 soldiers and Marines while making the B-15 Flight Jacket sexy in the process. Later Monroe recalled that the trip "was the best thing that ever happened to me. I never felt like a star before in my heart. It was so wonderful to look down and see a fellow smiling at me."  
elc1 elc11 elc2 elc7 elc6 elc4 elc3 elc5 elc10 elc8 elc9 Back on a cold Sunday morning in 2012 we ventured into the wilds of Sussex to shoot the ELC / Buzz Rickson's AW12 Lookbook with renown photographer John Isaac. Above is a selection of shots from that day featuring a variety of ELC and Buzz gear. The lookbook itself gained a lot of blog and media attention both here in Europe and the US and also in Japan and we had a lot of fun in the process so it was well worth the frost bitten hands and chapped lips!
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Welcome to the new Eastman Leather Clothing Blog. We'll be posting various articles of interest covering a wide range of topics which inform and reference the brand, including product development, cultural influences, original vintage garments, etc. Be sure to check in regularly to keep up with the latest scoop!