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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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The Custom Men’s Overcoat

Every year we make some of the most amazing custom coats that can be found anywhere. 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

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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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Wedding Tailcoats and Dress Attire

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.

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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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Victorian Vest

This is a round-collar Victorian Vest that we developed awhile back. Like many of our styles, the vest has a very distinctive look that is historically informed and yet (worn with the right outfit) quite modern. The other pictures show the vest with a double-breasted suit that we tailored for a vaudevillian wedding on an […]

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