Category: Victorian Suits

The New Formalwear

It is time to look for something fresh. Something, dare I say, fun. The old formalwear is dead and gone. After decades of being stuck in an endless repeat, formalwear is back to what is was in the earlier 20th century and before:

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The Future of American Sportswear

In the United States, we tend to call the best business and formal looks and fits “European” or “Italian” or “British,”–sometimes for good reason, and sometimes merely as a shorthand for saying that a look is “good” or “exciting” or somehow intangibly different from the basic relaxed New England look that we are used to […]

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Morning Coats and Tailcoats–From Wools and Silks

Every year, many of our clients choose to get married in tails. Sometimes in classic white tie, sometimes in a swallowtail look or in one of our military or steampunk styles. Tailcoats and morning coats have deep roots in tradition, but in the modern era can be some of the most unique and expressive pieces […]

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Custom Tailcoats for Weddings and Events

We make custom tailcoats. Classic 1930s, Edwardian, Steampunk, a bit retro, a bit modern. Just let us know what you are looking for and we will start sketching and putting fabrics together. Our complete suits are muslin fit.

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Steampunk Wedding Attire

The Victorian era was an age of excitement, experimentation, science, and progress. Everything seemed possible and imminent.   The material world was like a door about to be unlocked.  The mind was a mystery that science could pry into. We love to make steampunk clothing because it represents this moment and uncovers the analogies between […]

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Custom-Tailored Silk Suits

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Hand-Tailored Frock Coats

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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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Silk Reefer Suit

Here are some pictures of a suit that Lianna and I designed awhile back. I wanted to make a suit that was similar to Victorian seaside and reefer suits, but that had a slightly more updated and modern fit. The fabric I ended up choosing was a silk matka. This tweedy raw silk fabric (blended […]

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