"Tropical Wool." The whole idea boggles the mind of those new to the world of fine menswear. An oxymoron, surely? Customers come to us with only one thing that they are certain of: They do not want wool suits. No one would recommend a wool suit for a wedding in July in the deep South, would they?
There are lots of great winter coats in the stores. But what we offer is something a bit different. You dream up the perfect coat, and we will work with you to craft the perfect style and pattern. One customer for whom we made a coat recently wanted a early-to-mid century style RAF greatcoat like […]
Seersucker is a wonderful material. Stripes are woven into the fabric and then the fabric is washed. Some of the stripes shrink and some do not, creating a puckered pattern. Seersucker is generally made from cotton and is the ideal summer fabric that breathes well and is a bit more relaxed. Wear a seersucker suit […]
Lapel Styles Lapels on a suit coat are supremely non-functional. One could, indeed, do without them entirely without changing the function of the suit in any way. But fashion begins to grow rich and strange at the very moment that function stops. Indeed one might best think of a lapel as a type of “fetish.” […]
On an overcoat or peacoat, a double-breasted style can serve to keep the wind out. It can make a significant difference as to whether you stay warm and dry. But on a suit jacket, the traditional role of a double-breasted style is to waste fabric and buttons. The first purpose of the double-breast is to […]
The Complete Suit Guide An Introduction By A.J. Machete Custom tailored clothing is not for everyone. And most people will never desire to go to the trouble of having each and every piece of their wardrobe custom made. For the client (to say nothing of the tailor or dressmaker) having a garment made is a […]
We make some of the most unique vests that can be found anywhere. And here are some of our latest pieces, made for weddings. Dozens of different collars to choose from, hundreds of fabrics. Get a vest with four buttons, or five buttons, or six buttons. A double-breasted vest with fourteen buttons. We can make […]