Sherlock BBC CoatEvery year we make some of the most amazing custom coats that can be found anywhere.  Sherlock Style 1920s Greatcoat
The coats are cut from gorgeous wools, cashmeres, camel hairs and alpaca fibers.
An overcoat or greatcoat is a wonderfully formal piece for an informal society.  
It is utilitarian, of course, and many of our coats are based on styles that were originally designed for military wear, but also fitted and highly-tailored and constructed in such a way that stylizes the body.
Unlike most other pieces of clothing, an overcoat is a piece that one might wear over 100 times a year.

Wool Twill Trenchcoat

Herringbone Overcoat

For clients who take care in their every day dress, no single piece of clothing is as important for making an impression—particularly for those of us who live in climates with colder winters.
All of our coats are made to order and every coat is unique.
You send us your measurements and a little bit about your general sense of style and the colors that you like and we start sketching ideas until we find the perfect look.
We mail you fabric swatches from all over the world until we find the perfect fabric.
Finally, we draft a completely unique pattern for you and cut and sew the coat based on this pattern.
The result is something that is completely yours and makes just the impression that you are hoping to make when you step out on the street.
The light brown herringbone coat is cut from a wool/cashmere herringbone fabric with thick horn buttons.  This style features a 1920s style breast pocket, a skirt with a triple back pleat, small peak lapels, a quilted undercollar, and hip welt pockets.
With a slim cut, this is a chic and modern interpretation of a trenchcoat or greatcoat.
The heather grey twill coat features classic trenchcoat style lapels and epaulettes, along with handwarmer pockets on the chest, patch pockets with flaps, and a double-breasted style with straight rows of buttons.
The fabric is a thick twill flannel.
This coat has a completely classic early 20th century trenchcoat styling.Navy Herringbone Trenchcoat
The next coat is made from a very heavy and plush Irish donegal tweed with flecks of white, silver, and black.
This coat features a zipper breast pocket and a patch pocket on the sleeve.  Note that this coat also is cut without cuffs, but with belts on the sleeves that allow the sleeves to be sucked in on the wrists.Inverness Coat
These details give the coat a more modern but also quite military look.  The coat is also cut with a full skirt and triple back pleat—details that add to the dramatic flair of the coat.
Black Melton GreatcoatThe navy blue coat with the purple lining is another example of a trenchcoat—-this one again in a gorgeous herringbone flannel.  A subtle navy color like this one, keeps the coat from blending in too much and lends a more fashionable look to the piece.
Recently, there has also been a lot more interest in caped coats as coats with capes have shown up more and more on the runway.
The black coat with the double cape is an historically inspired coat that takes many of the best details from the 18th century great coat and sharpens them up a bit to create an amazing and durable piece that is ready for the coldest weather.Men's Fur Collar Coat
The style is cut with hip welt pockets and uniquely shaped button tabs.
The fabric on this piece is a 20 ounce melton wool and the cape and body are lined in a heavy red satin.
The final set of photos show a camel hair Victorian-style fur shell coat (here shown with a faux fur).  The camel hair fabric is a felted plush fabric that is incredibly thick and warm.
Adding the faux fur on the entire facing of a double-breasted coat creates a piece that is incredibly warm and luxurious.  The entire facing and back collar has been pick-stitched by hand for added flatness and beauty.
We would love to design and make a coat for you.  We can’t take very many coat orders each year, so definitely order in advance of when you need it and discuss the timeframe with us so that we make sure that we have enough time to work your coat in.
To get started on a custom coat send an email to: aj@denverbespoke.com

Silk Herringbone Tweed Suit

Most suits are made from wool.  And for a good reason.
Wool is wonderfully durable, crisp, wrinkle-resistant. Silk Herringbone Tweed
It can be felted to become weather resistant, brushed to hold in heat, or given an open weave to breathe and wick in the heat.
We love wool, but sometimes we want a bit of novelty and one of the places we turn is to silk.
Just as some people mistakenly identify wool only with itchy and bulky hand-knit sweaters, silk is often pictured only as a light and shimmering satin.
But silk textures can differ completely depending on how the silk is processed and the fabric woven.
The pics show a couple of our most recent silk suits.
The tan and slate blue herringbone suit was made for a recent wedding on the coast of Scotland.
We designed the suit with classic seaside suit details with a hint in the top-stitched pocket style of a 1930s sport jacket.

But like all of our pieces we strove for a look that would feel timely.
The fabric for this suit is a thick silk tweed.
It is utterly dry to the hand and without luster.  In this state, silk serves as a kind of warm season tweed.
Unlike a wool tweed which is much more of a fall/winter fabric that insulates, a silk tweed breathes beautifully.Cobalt Blue Suit
The cobalt suit is closer to what most people think of when they think of silk.
It has lustre.  It shines.  The fabric is a silk duppioni.
The word duppioni comes from the Italian for “two pods” and the unique texture of the duppioni lies in the fact that it has many irregularities or “slubs” that are formed in the places where two silk worm pods were woven touching each other.
This fabric is particularly interesting in that the weave is iridescent with both blue and purple yarn.  This gives the fabric extra depth.
Of course, a silk duppioni suit is not a work suit.  Traditionally a duppioni suit would be worn in the tropics or on a cruise.
We made this suit for a wedding in Arizona where bright saturated colors look amazing in the sun.

But a silk duppioni suit like this, especially one with an iridescent tonic weave, is a great suit for the summer nightlife in any city.
If you have a unique suit in mind, we can make it.
Contact A.J. (aj@denverbespoke.com) to get started working on a custom piece.
All of our suits are muslin fit—we make a cotton prototype of the suit to fit on you before we even touch the fabric.  You send us digital pics of yourself wearing it, and we can customize the pattern to look great on you.

The pictures of the wedding in Scotland are by Red Row Studio (www.redrowstudio.etsy.com) so if you are getting married in Scotland or want to buy some fine art prints, check out the wonderful work.

Photo by www.lookingglassweddings.com

This in a linen suit that stands out in the crowd.
Think 007 arriving late for a semi-formal luncheon. . . by parachute.
Blue Linen Herringbone Suit
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 itself is a herringbone weave linen/viscose that is great for the heat and the cut is based on our “Mad Ave.” cut with contrast buttons, buttonholes and trim.

Photo by www.lookingglassweddings.com

Our suits can be as fun or as serious as a customer chooses (and this suit is both fun and a bit serious).
We specialize in working with customers who want something unique and often less uptight than the standard dress suit.
Contact A.J. ( aj@denverbespoke.com ) with your ideas for a custom project and we will quote you a price and send swatches and sketches.
Check out our pricing page for our current prices.  We offer consistent and easy to understand pricing for our muslin fit suits (where we send you a mock-up of the suit cut from rough cotton first to guarantee fit).