Category: Hand-Tailored Suits

The Meaning of Bespoke Handwork

There is nothing harder than trying to describe true bespoke clothing to a perspective client today. The market is saturated with factory made goods that are somewhat customizable in color and fit, but have nothing to do with the art of tailoring.

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Shocking Silk Tuxedos

We are famous for being the only tailoring house in the United States to make suits in radically interesting fabrics. Sure your average made-to-measure house might have a couple bolder choices in their collections.  But floral prints, iridescent silks?  Not so much.

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Bespoke Tweed Suits

When it comes to wool fabrics, no type of fabric represents menswear heritage like tweed: Classic weaves like herringbones, and houndstooth.  Flecked Irish Donegal yarns with so many colors.  Estate plaids and hunting thornproof. These fabrics are part of an ancient tradition that dates back over 2,000 years in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

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Legendary Vegan Suits

The traditional heritage tailored suit is almost entirely made from animal products----from the wool of the main fabric to the silk thread and detailing.  The buttons are made from buffalo horn or shell and the interior canvas is made from goat hair.

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The Custom Business Suit

Business attire doesn’t need to be uninteresting or nondescript. Even in the most conservative settings, subtle details and a great fit can set your look apart. Every year we work with clients from all walks of life—from artists and performers who need to express their individuality in the boldest fashion—to lawyers and bankers for for […]

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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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Plaid Sport Suits and Jackets

For daytime outdoor wear, plaid is supreme. Whether you are at a wedding, the museum, or just headed out for brunch with your friends, a plaid sport coat or vest is ideal. The look is much less uptight than an evening look in black, and much less of a purely “business” look than navy. Because […]

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Retro and Mod Suits–Custom Tailored

Every suit that we make is unique and made for an individual client. We don’t have 5 or 10 or even 500 designs.   For every suit that we make, we start with the client and his own sense of style. We ask him where he will wear the piece. How often he will wear […]

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