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Seersucker Suits in Every Style

Seersucker is a wonderful material. Stripes are woven into the fabric and then the fabric is washed. Some of the stripes shrink and some do not, creating a puckered pattern. Seersucker is generally made from cotton and is the ideal summer fabric that breathes well and is a bit more relaxed. Wear a seersucker suit […]

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Jacket Lapels

Lapel Styles Lapels on a suit coat are supremely non-functional.  One could, indeed, do without them entirely without changing the function of the suit in any way. But fashion begins to grow rich and strange at the very moment that function stops.  Indeed one might best think of a lapel as a type of “fetish.”  […]

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Single or Double-Breasted?

On an overcoat or peacoat, a double-breasted style can serve to keep the wind out. It can make a significant difference as to whether you stay warm and dry. But on a suit jacket, the traditional role of a double-breasted style is to waste fabric and buttons. The first purpose of the double-breast is to […]

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An Introduction

The Complete Suit Guide An Introduction By A.J. Machete Custom tailored clothing is not for everyone. And most people will never desire to go to the trouble of having each and every piece of their wardrobe custom made. For the client (to say nothing of the tailor or dressmaker) having a garment made is a […]

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Vests for Weddings, Business, and Pleasure

We make some of the most unique vests that can be found anywhere. And here are some of our latest pieces, made for weddings. Dozens of different collars to choose from, hundreds of fabrics. Get a vest with four buttons, or five buttons, or six buttons. A double-breasted vest with fourteen buttons. We can make […]

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Getting Married in Tails

  We are one of the few makers of bespoke tailcoats in the world. With tailcoats such as these, made for weddings, we send the customers muslin mock-up of the tailcoats, vests, and pants in advance. And only then, after we have feedback and pictures, do we make the final patterns and cut the fabrics. We made each of these ensembles. One from tropical wool and one from linen.

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SciFi Wedding Attire

Introducing the Space Tuxedo. . . . Cut from linen with a silk cravat and leather vest, this is what your great great great grandson will wear should he get married on an agricultural planet in the year 2240. The sleeveless jacket has quilted padding on the front for operating nuclear tractors or firing a […]

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A Dandy’s Summer Suit

This in a linen suit that stands out in the crowd. Think 007 arriving late for a semi-formal luncheon. . . by parachute. We made it for a customer in North Carolina for his wedding after searching through hundreds of fabrics and hunting down the best colors of petersham ribbon for the trim. The fabric […]

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Custom Frock Coats, Morning Coats, and Cutaways

I have a book of Edwardian patterns from 1907 in which the author refers to the frock coat as “our splendid inheritance from our ancestors”. Even in that age, the author lamented the modern choice of the less fitted sack coat over the slim-waisted frock. Today only British royals seem to wear frock coats on […]

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