Alpaca and Leather Moto Jacket

Unlike your average made-to-measure tailor, we specialize in pieces that are utterly unique.Alpaca Mens Jacket
Clients often come to us wanting pieces that no one else will cut and tailor—from sportswear to vintage-style formalwear.

We make pieces in materials that are too difficult and different for other places to sew.Alpaca Moto Jacket

And tailor styles that other shops can’t or won’t tailor, going far beyond your basic suit or blazer.

We make pieces that are right on the cutting edge of fashion—-or steeped in hundreds of years of history.

The pictures show a custom moto jacket cut from luxurious suede and long hair alpaca.

Leather Collar Alpaca Collar
It is a true heritage style piece that is utterly American in its sportswear influences.

Wooden buttons, corduroy pants, and a corduroy hat complete the outfit.

Overall, the look has a breathtaking amount of texture that sets it apart from store bought clothing.

When you purchase bespoke clothing, you also have the opportunity to build a look that draws on a much more sophisticated color palette than you can find in the shops.

No mass produced brand is going to risk making 50,000 pieces in something like this pale acid green color.

But when it is just for you, there is no risk in choosing a color that perfectly matches the color of your eyes, for example.

Custom Corduroy Hat FedoraWe also are one of the only tailors in the world that offers handsewn buckram and wire frame hats.Cock Feathers Fedora

These hats take about 10 hours each to hand-craft and can be made in the exact size, shape, and materials that compliment your features and style.

Every year, we make pieces for clients all over the world.

Once you contact us, we start sketching and sending you ideas until we get the design perfect.

Then we begin sourcing materials for your piece from one of the many many vendors we use in the United States, England, and Italy.

Finally, we draft a custom pattern that is made to fit your body.

And we can even mail you a cotton muslin mock-up of the coat so that we can verify that the look and fit are exactly what you want.

When we are finally ready to sew the final pieces, all of the work is done here in our studio in Denver, Colorado, assuring that every stitch is just the way that we want it.

We love making pieces that would be impossible to find anywhere else.  So just let us know what you have in mind.

Mongolian Lamb Collar Great Coat

Every coat that we make is built from scratch and based on a custom pattern that is drafted to fit the needs of the client.
Add a pocket, change the button placement, add a leather undercollar, remove the cuff or just slightly change the profile of the cuff to get the look you want—we can do virtually anything and will sketch ideas until we get the look just right.
One of our specialties is the full length heavy wool coat.

A full length coat is like nothing else for staying warm and looking stylish—the one and the other are both so important to the military heritage of the wool overcoat—-saving one from freezing on winter campaigns and allowing one to look good while riding at the head of the troops.

Mongolian Lamb Wool Melton Greatcoat greyMany of the fabrics we use are literally the same fabrics in the same weights from the same mills that made fabrics for the British campaigns against Napoleon and for the Union in the American Civil War.

These heavyweight meltons and doeskins don’t pill and hardly wear.

They were designed for an age in which life was short but a good coat would last for several generations.

The grey coat shown in this listing is made from a 25oz wool melton with a Mongolian lamb collar.

The piece is cut with vintage frock or paletot seaming that allows for a highly shaped waist with a skirt that flares at the hips.

The pockets are Edwardian US Marine Corps style and this source of inspiration is repeated in the seamed on cuff detailing.Military Trenchcoats in Wool Melton

A narrow back belt and back box pleats complete the look.

Contrast details include white top-stitching, blue buttonholes, a blue undercollar, under pocket flap, and underbelt and a kidney (neck latch) with one grey and one blue side.Greatcoat Close-up

The best way to get started is to Contact Us with any thoughts and questions you may have.

At that point we can start sketching ideas and sourcing fabrics for you.

We can get virtually any type of outerwear fabric, leather, or fur.

And we can make a coat with the details inspired by any era.

Every year we make coats for clients located all across the world.

Once you realize that you don’t have to be cold to look awesome, your winter days will be transformed.

Waxed Cotton Motorcycle VestThere is something about waxed cotton that feels so different than other weather-resistant fabrics.Waxed Cotton
More authentic.  Less modern or plastic-y or tacky.

Like pull-up leather, waxed cloth changes a bit each time you wear it.  It scratches and cracks and then the cracks begin to fade.

It is sort of like having your history written in the fabric—the patina of your every motion.

It feels like having a trusty leather jacket that is more waterproof and a much lighter weight.

Black Waxed Cloth JacketWaxed cotton began as a material that sailors wore.Grey Waxed Cotton Field Jacket

Sailors first realized that dipping their sails in water made their boats faster when less air could get through.

Later oils and waxes were tried as something more permanent.Black Waxed Cloth Field Jacket

And what could be more natural than for a sailor to wear the sail cloth when he wanted to stay dry and keep out the wind?

We wax cloth in house starting with fine American cotton and hot dipping the fabric in beeswax, paraffin and natural oils.Black Waxed Cotton Jacket
Waxed Cotton Blazer

Depending on how we balance the oils and waxes the fabric can take on more or less patina with wear.

The waxes darken the color of the fabric significantly, but when the wax is scratched or cracked, the original lighter colors are “pulled-up” in the patina.1920s Jacket

This distressing is called “crazing”.

The pictures show some of our favorite recent pieces—-our classic travel blazer with vintage style patch pockets, two button lapels, and a throat tab.

A charcoal grey field jacket with a stand-up collar, neck belts, heavy quilted elbow padding, and back gussets.

Our famous military inspired motorcycle vests.

And a 1920s style shawl collar jacket with a half-lining, piped seams, and a kidney to close up the neck.

We are one of the only tailors in the world making fully custom pieces from waxed cloth.

If you can imagine it, we can almost always make it.

We start by sketching, and then work with you to discuss sizing, fabrics, colors, and buttons until we have exactly the right materials.

We work with clients all over the world.

So if you are thinking of a waxed cloth field jacket, work jacket, travel blazer, vest—-or any style you can think of—-we are the ones to make it for you.

Contact us and we can discuss the details.