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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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Many Styles of Vests

When your order a vest from us, we can create pretty much anything that you might have in mind. We can make regency vests, Victorian vests; we can make retro 1930s style vests or ultra modern vests, casual vests, vests for a white tie wedding. Any detail can be mixed and matched… So if you […]

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Custom Trilby and Fedora Hats

Our hat obsession has been heating up lately. So these are likely the first of many hat styles that you will see on here as samples of our custom work. (Silk top hats will be next)! The beauty part of having us make a hat for you is that we can use the exact same […]

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Hawaiian Shirts–Custom Made

For someone who makes custom suits for a living, I am a fairly casual guy. When I wear a blazer or suit, it is usually because I have been asked out to dinner, have important business, or it is a special occasion. But I did make the decision some years back to throw away all […]

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