10/5/10: How I wear the LegaWear black jacket

How do you wear your LegaWear? Fall is in full force, so I decided to bring out my Lega black suit jacket. And you don’t have to wear it formally (I rarely do). For this look, I paired my black jacket with my Marilyn Monroe pink tee, a teal schoolgirl skirt, black leggings, black motorcycle boots, and my versatile black knit hat.

How Do You Wear Your LegaWear?

This is the first entry in my new, Styling with LegaWear blog series, which is a partnership I’m doing with LegaWear (the Swedish adapted clothing company). It will be an ongoing stream of style entries, with a new outfit added each month. Each blog will feature a garment from LegaWear, and how it can be worked into a fabulous outfit idea. Each outfit will be seasonal, and I promise they’ll be easy-to-recreate (I‘ll try my best) and fashion-forward. Onward now to – The Urban Weekend look.

Suit styling: Imma be lookin’ all fly in LegaWear

After about a month-long wait, and what I can imagine was a very long and arduous tailoring process (as all their suits are made in Thailand), I’ve finally received my custom SMOKIN black suit (jacket/pants combo) from the adapted clothing company Legawear. See the jacket I’m wearing in the pic? This jacket is one of the greatest pieces of clothing I’ve ever bought and the reason is simple: Precise tailoring. More…


Ordering my first (adapted) custom suit

Everyone dreams of getting a custom-made suit, and my perfectly tailored suit to fit my seated frame is soon on it’s way! I just ordered a custom-made suit from LegaWear, an adapted clothing company for wheelchair-users. I had to take about 2 dozen measurements (34-28-38, baby! And 6″ round wrists FTW!) and was able to choose everything from the color, pattern, cut, down to even how many buttons and breast pockets I’d like. I cannot wait to recieve my creation in the mail!


The quite rad David Lega, a Paralympian swimmer hailing from Sweden (and his accent is adorable), began LegaWear a few years ago. Last week they just launched their brand new site that includes a cool “Design Your Clothes” area, that has a Flash widget so you can see your clothing creations as you move along in the online design process. I partiularly love this new addition to their site, as it really makes you feel like you’re a fashion designer. Maybe not a designer from Project Runway, but close. Also, LegaWear may be based in Sweden, but they’re a truly international company with many close ties here in the USA, and are looking to expand here as well.


After purchasing a measuring tape from Target for a cool $2, I had my attendant help me do the measurements. LegaWear’s site includes a handy “How to Measure” area that was a lifesafer in this process…because my attendant and I were clueless on any measurements past measuring the bust (afterall every girl knows how to measure that!). It was actually quite fascinating seeing all the measurements that are required to get a suit fitted, from the hip to ankle measurement (a smart way to get a proper inseam measurement for a wheelchair-user) to the “bottom” measurement. But I’m all about putting in the effort for the desired results, and I know that the more exact measurements they ask for, the better the fit. It only took about 10 minutes to get them done, and I input them into my profile.


LegaWear sells suits for both men and women, and will soon be offering a skirt option. I ordered a BEAUTIFUL grey suit (with pants), and made it as simple as possible because I want my suit to be the easel, the perfect backdrop for the shirt and accessories I plan on additing to it. Grey is also versatile and will let me “change it up” style-wise. They do offer fun colors. My friend Madonna Long at Chloe Magazine ordered a hot pink suit from LegaWear recently. Yeah, she’s awesome 🙂


All of LegaWear’s suits are made in Thailand, which is why their prices are so reasonable (crazy good). This suit is definitely an investment piece and will certainly last many, many years. Maybe I’ll even pass it on to my future daughters? 🙂


Look for more blogs about my first experience ordering a custom suit (and LegaWear’s other custom clothes) in the coming weeks!