Who can afford this fancy $12,000 Balmain military style jacket? I can't and I would never spend that much on a piece of clothing. Shit, that is almost 80% of what I owe on my car and imagine all the cool trips you could take with 12 grand. So when I saw this cool old jacket at the thrift store I decided to transform it. It's not THAT similar but it will do. It will most likely be put on E-bay-someday.
I cut the bottoms off. I should have been a bit more professional while cutting. I didn't even mark it so it's not exactly perfect.
I folded the other half over so I could cut the other side the same...
Then I trimmed the lining so it doesn't hang out and I sewed the sides up to take it in a bit. I also sewed the sleeves up each side to tighten them up and trimmed off the excess fabric.
VOILA! The finished product. Not too shabby for an amateur.