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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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What Suits A Wedding? Down With the Black Suit?

Ten years ago more than 2/3 of pictures we would see from weddings would show the groom and the groomsmen, often outdoors and during the day, wearing black tuxedos. Not that there is anything wrong with this! “Class,” “Sophistication,” “Snobbery,” however—whatever you want to call it—generally decrees against wearing a black suit during the daytime […]

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Vegan Suits, Vests, and Frocks

For the growing number of vegans buying fine wedding attire and business suits can be difficult. It can be nearly impossible to find a suit that is made without the use of animal products. Nearly every part of a traditional suit is made from an animal product. The buttons are made from horn or shell, […]

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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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