Jeff Hamilton: NBA Celebrity Jacket Designer

In this episode of the Artmatcher podcast, Michael Goodman speaks with Jeff Hamilton who is well known for his celebrity jacket designs. The segment goes over Hamilton’s routine and mentality that led him to financial success at an early age and how he continues to push the envelope even in his 60s.

About Jeff Hamilton

Jeff Hamilton is a famous Fashion Designer raised in Paris as a big fan of American culture and sports. Jeff first began his fashion career in Paris France and later moved to the United States where his career quickly blossomed.

In 1985 Jeff was introduced to Michael Jordan by a mutual friend and Los Angeles legend, Magic Johnson. The two instantly connected and shortly thereafter, Jeff was the appointed designer for every one of Michael Jordan’s championship jackets. Starting with Jordan’s first NBA championship “three- peat” with the Bulls in 1991,1992, 1993 and of course, for his second “three- peat” with the Bulls in 1996, 1997 and 1998.   The partnership between Jeff and Michael created one of the most influential times in Sports & fashion. From Jordans iconic championship jackets to the,  “50 greatest player”’ jackets and, it did not stop there.

Fast forward to year 2000 when the world embarked on the Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’neal “three-peat” with Jeff’s favorite team, the Los Angeles Lakers. Jeff received licensing  again by the NBA to design the 2000, 2001, and 2002 championship jackets for Shaquille O’Neal and the late great, Kobe Bryant.

Today, celebrities and sports moguls around the globe could not help but to take notice of Jeff’s unique designs. Jeff’s workmanship with hand-cut leather, accented with finely tuned embroidery lead his collection to include tributes to the Legends of Rock and HipHop including The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix , Pink Floyd,  Drake and many others.

Follow Jeff on his website or on Instagram @jeffhamiltonofficial.