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Pale Grey Wedding Tailcoat
We make custom tailcoats.
Classic 1930s, Edwardian, Steampunk, a bit retro, a bit modern.

Tophat and tailcoat

Just let us know what you are looking for and we will start sketching and putting fabrics together.
Our complete suits are muslin fit.  Pale Grey Wedding Tailcoat

This means that we mail you a mock-up of the pieces sewn in cotton so that you can try them on before we make the final garments.

You send us a pic of yourself wearing the muslins and we alter the patterns to get just the right fit and look.Tailcoat Wedding Picture

The pics show some of our most recent outfits.

Wedding in Gray TailsThe pictures of the elephant grey tailcoat show a complete outfit that we made.  White Tie Attire

The tailcoat is a classic open front style with silk shantung lapels that add a beautiful sheen to the look.

Classic Retro Wedding TailsThe vest is double-breasted and made from a silk brocade to coordinate with the wedding dress and the hat is a completely handsewn wool and silk buckram and wire frame piece that we made.

Classic White Tie TailcoatEach piece is uniquely designed and individually made-to-measure.
This means that we can design something exactly in your style with all of the right details to match the look you are going for.
Pique Vest TailcoatThe pants are made without a front crease for a slim Victorian look.

Edwardian Tailcoat

The black tailcoats show two different versions of our classic open front tailcoats.
Vintage WeddingOne was made for a 1930s style wedding.
This tailcoat has a pointed hem and wide lapels made from gorgeous silk grosgrain.
It is shown with a handmade backless white cotton pique vest, a bibbed detachable collar white pique shirt, and bowtie.
Chocolate Brown TailcoatThe other black tailcoat has smaller peak lapels, also made from silk grosgrain, and a straight cut hem for a look that is both Edwardian and very modern.
The chocolate brown tailcoat is cut from a wool gabardine with wide grosgrain lapels, also in chocolate, brass buttons, and a silk duppioni lining.Fishtail Pants
The pants are in a Victorian style with a fishtail and back belt.
The grey pinstripe military tailcoat was made for a steampunk wedding.
1790s Military TailcoatIt is cut from a gorgeous wool flannel and shown with a matching Wellington style top hat.
We also made the boy’s vests and pants that are shown in the wedding pictures.Military tails
The navy blue tailcoat (shown with a seersucker vest) shows another version of our popular military tails.
We can do many types of military tailcoats.
So just contact us if you would like to see more ideas in this vein.
The final pics show a black lambskin tailcoat with embossed cuffs and side laces.
Leather TailcoatIf you are thinking about ordering a tailcoat or complete ensemble, just contact us (aj@denverbespoke.com) so that we can talk about your project and start getting together fabrics to mail to you.
If you aren’t sure quite which details you like, just tell us a bit about yourself and the events that you will attend and we will start sketching.

Steampunk Tailcoats

Be sure to check out the websites of the amazing photographers who took the photos above!  For more pics of the elephant gray suit, check out Old South Photography here.  For pics of the amazing white tie wedding, check out David Tero Photography here.  For pics of the tailcoat in brown with aqua silk details, check out Joyeuse Photograpy here.

Photos by www.lynnterry.com

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 the Victorians and today’s world.
The Victorians were simultaneously more certain than we are today and less certain.  
They believed that they were on a road to infinite progress and change, but were only just at the beginning of the path.
Today’s DIY and geek culture feeds off of a similar spirit.
We are all engineers hacking the material world, unlocking the potential of atoms through the power of bits.
Lianna and I are so much on the side of techne—on the side of a knowledge that allows us to do and to make.

Photos by www.worldstudio.ca

Our process of production and design combines computer CAD work for a completely custom fit, individual fabrics we design and print using advanced inks, and computerized machinery for cutting vinyl, with all of the traditional arts of tailoring and dressmaking that require nothing but a needle and a thread.Steampunk Clothing
Our muslin fitting process for the suits is again a combination of the old and the new.
We mail our customers traditional cotton mock-ups of the suit to try on before making the final pieces.
back belt victorian pantThe customers send us back digital photos of themselves trying the pieces on, and we feed this information back into the computer to change and manipulate the pattern until it is exactly right.
frock coat backThe pictures show many of the styles that we have made or are making for steampunk weddings along with some wonderful pictures of the weddings themselves.Chocolate Brown Frock Coat
The black suit with the red cravat shows what we call the “Steampunk Anime Suit”.

Brown Victorian Tux

This suit is made from a wool gabardine with satin face lapels.
The style looks and feels Victorian, but the details are completely modern.
The brown suit with red pinstripes and red satin face lapels, shows a Victorian style vest and pant, but with numerous Western style details and snaps.
The brown suit with a sage green piping shows a morning frock that cuts away into tails.

Photos by www.joshgruetzmacher.com

It has peak lapels, a pant with a back belt (which can be adjustable or decorative) and a handmade top hat to match.

Photo By www.MarkBrooke.com

The awesome wedding photos show two weddings where the grooms wore wool tailcoats and silk vests, a wedding with a double-breasted Prince Albert frock made from silk noil and velveteen pants (for a Victorian-era meets 1960s look) and an outfit with a black wool double-breasted vest with pearlized leather pocket welts.
The sketches show a bride and groom ensemble that we have in the works for this summer.

University Coats

It has a leather corset on the bride and matching leather tuxedo stripes on the groom’s pant, and also a set of concepts for modern looking university coats.
Contact AJ (aj@denverbespoke.com) to talk more about ideas for your wedding.

Be sure to check out the photographer’s websites for more photos.  Lynn Terry did the photos for the  wedding with the black vest and gold welts. Terry Martin the wedding with the skipping groom.

Josh Gruetzmacher the San Francisco wedding with the white slik frock.  And Mark Brooke, the groom with the tails and peacock lapels.

Photo by Sarah Rhoads

We are one of the few makers of bespoke tailcoats in the world.

Photo by Howarth Photography

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.

Photo by Howarth Photography

We made each of these ensembles.

One from tropical wool and one from linen.
One with a blue and tan brocade vest and one from a paisley silk. In the outfit shown with the top hat, we made the shirt as well, with a three inch high standup collar.

Photo by Sarah Rhoads

Each of the photographers is amazing, so be sure to check out their websites if you are getting married in the Seattle area or in Bermuda.

Check out our pricing page to see the options for tailcoats and 2pc and 3pc suits featuring custom tails.
We can make tails and vest in any style imaginable and can get almost any type and color of fabric out there.
Contact A.J. (aj@denverbespoke.com) to get started designing something for your wedding.
When we say that we can make custom tailcoats, we really mean it. Some are for weddings in the style of everyone’s favorite Jane Austin hero.
Some are a bit punk, some for performance art or a night at the fetish club. Each tailcoat can be completely unique.
You decide on the collar (some pictured here stand up, and some lay flat, some are from suiting, some from satin, and some from velveteen), the fronts (open front, double-breasted, single-breasted), the tail length (any one for mini tails?) and the fabric (wools, linens, cottons, camo, canvas, superfine wool with applique tigers?).
We can even make the back with corseting laces. You decide. Find your ideal tailcoat in a historical painting or imagine it and we will make it just for you. The last pic shows a tailcoat we made for a comic convention.
Contact aj@denverbespoke.com for more info and to get started designing a piece just for you.
linen tailcoatWe can make tailcoats for women as well, and as with our men’s tailcoats, we can pretty much do anything that you might be looking for.
For some of our custom tails, we have appliqued strange images, from vinyl insects to Victorian floral cottons.
For others, we have shortened the tails or added corset style detailing to the back.
We can make the coats with bell sleeves, with 3/4 sleeves, or with dramatic cuffs.
Just let us know what you are looking for and where you might like to wear your coat and we can work together to design a piece just for you.
Contact A.J. -
aj@denverbespoke.com – to get started designing your custom tailcoat now.
Linen tailcoat

Linen Tails With Cravat

One of our specialties is custom tailcoats. And we are one of the few makers of bespoke tailcoats anywhere in the world.

Tailcoats haven’t been this in fashion since the beginning of the 20th century, and our modern tailcoats can fit every need. We can make tailcoats for almost every budget and in every style.
We can make Regency style tails or Edwardian dress coats, but we can also make these same projects out of fabrics like linen, that are perfect for outdoor weddings in hotter climes.
We can also provide custom made-to-measure shirts and vests to accompany our tailcoats, whether you are going for an early 20th century white tie look, a 1960s Sergeant Pepper’s look, or a Regency “Mr. Darcy” look.

With a Double-Breasted Vest

The photos with this posting show a recent project in which we made linen tails and pants for a wedding at a 19th century armory on an island (with accompanying double-breasted vest and silk cravat) another linen tailcoat (with raspberry silk cravat and 19th century style wing collar shirt from cotton jacquard) and a slubbed sateen tailcoat (with double-breasted vest) made for a Santa Monica beach wedding.

A Wedding In Santa Monica

Every detail and fabric can be custom picked, from the shape of the collars to the length and shape of the tails. For most of our wedding suits we custom fit them using a muslin (a rough cotton mock-up of the suit), thus guaranteeing a perfect fit.
Contact aj@denverbespoke.com to get started on your own pieces today.
Overlapping Peak Lapel JacketWe made this tailcoat for a customer in Australia who wanted a tailcoat without any straight lines for a wedding. He provided us with a sketch of his ideas. Regency Tailcoat in Black Brocade
We had just seen the movie, The Duelists, Ridley Scott’s first feature, a film in which Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine play dueling hussars, and had become obsessed with the idea of doing over-lapping lapels on a jacket, a common detail in the Napoleonic era.
Regency Brocade Tailcoat CuffThe customer was game, and this detail was incorporated into the design in the boldest possible way.
The jacket has two-piece shaped sleeves with large pointed cuffs. The tails lack the pleat that we often use and come to a more exaggerated point than our standard tail shape, although, like the tails on our other coats, the tails still extend around the hip for a fuller shape.
This coat is an example of the more complicated custom tailcoats that we can make. Part of our goal in making tailcoats is to be able to provide excellent dress coats for comic conventions and steampunk parties as well as for weddings and other formal events.
To this end, we can make a great tailcoat that is far better than any costume tailcoat, and in better fabrics.
For customers who want a piece that is in every way comparable to our suit jackets (or to an authentic Regency or Victorian-era jacket), we can offer a completely custom set of tails in the best fabrics available (wools, silks and brocades).
We can also fit the piece with a cotton muslin mock-up of the coat which we make and send to you for feedback, insuring a completely custom fit.
Just let us know what you are thinking about, and we can work together to design and make a completely unique piece like this one…