Ari Soffer is one of the hottest designers to hit the LA scene; do you know his work?
“The Soffer Ari line of clothing and accessories is made entirely by hand in Los Angeles. Our leather
comes from Europe and the U.S. and is always the finest available. All buttons and hardware used
for clothes and accessories are solid .925 sterling silver or solid gold. Diamonds, rubies, emeralds
sapphires and other precious stones set into the buttons and jewelry are hand chosen and are all
genuine gems also of the highest quality. We use top of the line zippers from Riri Switzerland and
YKK U.S.A. All items in the Soffer Ari line are available in select stores or by appointment at our
showroom. All items are custom made to order with a full range of options.
“Soffer Ari clothing and accessories are treasured by various clients here and abroad. Our leather’s
toughness, irreverence and take-no-shit style appeals to chicks, rockers and celebs from deep
within Los Angeles and all over – people who demand perfection, and want to feel what it’s like to
have blood in their veins. Colin Farrell, Djimon Hounsou, Robbie Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
Tommy Lee and Steven Tyler are among an exclusive circle of patrons. If you have any questions or
to set up an appointment please phone 310.849.9272.
“All items in the Soffer Ari line are U.S.A. made and are guaranteed for life.“ (Source)
Soffer has always made everything on his own, whether it be hand studding a cat collar for his feisty feline, Benson, or completely customizing his 1996 Rigid Frame Chopper with a Harley Davidson Engine, or even studding diamonds onto leather couch pillows. Ari strongly believes “things you really love should be exactly the way you want them, or are not worth having at all. While things are just things, if there is a piece of you in it, it’s timeless.”
Working from his studio in Beverly Hills, his apartment is connected to his workspace. He believes that the proximity allows him to immerse himself in his work, which can be seen in the fine tooling.
Combining his passionate and refreshingly idealistic views with his education from The Art Center in Pasadena as well as his extensive experience with leather and fur in the fashion industry, Ari Soffer has successfully created a name for himself. Yet, despite being sought out by the likes of Tommy lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Piven, Avril Lavigne, and Ne-yo, and showcased in the city’s hottest boutiques, for Soffer, it’s still all about making stuff he’s proud of.
Soffer says, “there is never a shortage of ideas. There is only a shortage of money, to make every idea come true. I would cast everything in my line out of solid gold, if it wouldn’t bankrupt me.” With the price of gold rising everyday, one can’t blame Soffer tempering his design with unfortunate fact.
While so far, Ari’s doing Soffer “so good”, he still has a lot more in store. He hopes to open a Soffer Ari store soon where people could come and see his stuff. And while rock and Hollywood royalty will always be more than welcome, Soffer’s dream would to be design for real royalty. Ari would like to extend his services to “the kind of royalty that needs me to design their new Crown Jewels.”@jckmagazine
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