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Coats, jackets, leather jackets, custom dusters, bomber jackets, motorcycle jackets, peacoats, redingotes

Custom Women’s Overcoats

There is no doubt that we make the finest and most unique custom women’s overcoats that can be found anywhere, and each year we make coats for clients all around the world.

Women’s Gabardine Trench

The process starts with a sketch.

When we get an email from a client about having a coat made, the first step is to trade a couple emails to discuss the style, the weather where you live, and the durability and hand of various materials that we can mail to you to feel in person.

The style can be anything from a traditional trench coat to a caped inverness coat.  Anything from an asymmetrical 1920s style coat to something with a bit of 1960s mod styling.

1920s Style Asymmetrical Coat

For materials, we can use a cotton gabardine rainwear material, a handwoven Harris tweed, a heavy wool melton, a napped cashmere fabric or even a fur or a durable and luxurious faux fur (like the materials for the black coat pictured).

Lightweight Cashmere Coat with Hood

Once we have a design and are in the process of working through finding the perfect fabric, we will have you send a few measurements that you take at home (we can mail you a tape if you need one).

Then, depending on the style, we can also make an optional  “muslin” of the piece.  This is a cotton mock-up that we mail to you to try on.  You send us digital pics and your comments and we can revise the style as much as needed to get exactly the look you want.

Because we still do everything the traditional way and make each coat from start to finish here in our studio in Denver, Colorado, we can get exactly the fit and the style you want, no matter where you are or how different your body is from the clothing that is usually found in the shops.

If you would like to get started on a custom coat, just contact us and we can start working on some sketches.

Amazing Custom Trench Coats—For Women

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Yes, there are a few other brands worldwide that make fabulous women’s coats—-but how many of them will allow you to choose from 100s of fabrics and will design a coat just for you?

Women's Trenchcoat
Ruched Skirt

From an initial sketch and your measurements to an impeccably tailored final garment, we work with you to get exactly the style, fabrics and details that you love.

Every coat that we make is one of a kind and unlike any coat you can find anywhere else.

We can make our overcoats in any size.  And we draft the pattern just for you.

Sherlock BBC Coat For Women
Upper Back Pleat

So if you are a hard to fit size, petite or busty, we can work with you and get a fit that you love.

Wool Melton Trench Coat
Wool Melton Trench Coat

Although we are called “Denver Dressmakers,” we are quickly becoming a brand that is best known for our custom tailored suits and outerwear for women.

We also run the website www.DenverBespoke.com for men, and have tons of experience crafting highly technical menswear-style garments from some of the finest fabrics in the world.

With A Breast Pocket and Belt
With A Breast Pocket and Belt

When you combine this with our ability to actually fit curvier women, you get coats that look incredible and last a lifetime.

We love to make our coats from fabrics that are literally twice as heavy as the cheap fabrics used for department store coats.  This makes for a coat that will actually keep you warm as well.

A Fur Trimmed Hood
A Fur Trimmed Hood

The pics show some of our most recent trench coats and overcoats.il_fullxfull.689162868_4i3y

Recently our clients have been loving the classic styles of the mid-twentieth century trench coat, but with some feminine twists.

Most of the styles pictured feature either a ruched back or back box pleats for a beautifully flared skirt that is comfortable when walking.il_fullxfull.689172464_t8ul

The jewel toned wine and burgundy coats are both made from a heavy weight wool melton fabric and both feature detachable hoods that button on and off.

The darker wine colored coat has a unique fit with top-stitched seams and a high waistline.

Sherlock BBC Style Coat
Box Pleated Skirt

The two tweed coats in sterling blue and charcoal are made from gorgeous birdseye tweeds.

Sherlock BBC Coat
Classic Double Breasted Overcoat with Welt Pockets

These coats are both inspired by the awesome coat that Sherlock Holmes wears in the BBC series Sherlock and feature classic English coat details like an upper back pleat and box pleats in the skirt (as on the grey and black coat).

The grey coat features angled welt pockets and a classic double-breasted style.

If you are considering a custom overcoat, browse our Etsy store: www.VigilanteLabs.com

Or contact me via email: superhero@vigilantelabs.com

As soon as I hear from you, I will start sketching ideas and looking for fabrics until we get the perfect style for your tastes.

Every year, we make coats for clients all over the world.  So if you are reading this, chances are, we can make a coat for you.

Custom Coats and Leather Jackets

Custom Linen CoatWe make some of the most amazing custom coats and jackets that you can find anywhere.  Every type of material, every style,—custom made to order.Linen Redingote

The pics show some of the favorite pieces that we have made recently.

But we can really make anything you might like.

Our long flared Redingote coats are some of our most popular items and the pics show a few custom versions.

Victorian Wool CoatOne in navy blue wool melton (a heavy felted wool), one in pale green embroidered linen, and one, with a hood, that is cut from a deep olive green worsted flannel and lined in scarlet paisley.

The steampunk map coat that is shown is made from a heavy tapestry brocade that has great body, and has gear buttons.

This coat is shown in a plus size, but every coat that we make can be cut in larger (and smaller) sizes as well.

The ivory coat is a 3/4 sleeve cotton trench coat in spring weight cotton twill.

Olive Green Wool CoatThe remainder of the coats are some of our awesome leather jackets.

The black coat is a motorcycle jacket that is cut from genuine shearling lambskin with a sueded exterior and classic salt and pepper fur inside. Hooded Wool Coat

The collar is cut from longhair toscana sheepskin.  It is shown with a braided leather belt that we cut to go with the coat and decorated with metal studs.

The coat is unique and shaped to match the raw edges of the hides.Steampunk Coat

The deep rust color leather jacket is a custom safari jacket cut from beautiful suede with a leather belt.  We can make safari jackets in wools and leathers in a multitude of colors and styles.

Old Map CoatWhite cotton trenchcoatThe reddish brown jacket is a bull hide motorcycle jacket with a shearling collar and trim.

Shearing is wonderful as a collar, and the short navy zip up coat with a shearling collar was another of our favorite projects.

Custom Shearling Motorcycle JacketFinally the brown coat with a fur collar is one of our custom deerskin dusters.  Shealing Motorcycle Jacket

This one with a collar made from sheared beaver, rust stitching, and embossed Victorian-era copper buttons.

Mixed in are also a couple sketches so you can see how we work.

Suede Safari JacketOnce you contact us, we will start designing something just for you, sending you sketches and leather or fabric ideas.  Wool Melton Peacoat with Shearling Collar

We make coats for customers all over the world, so if you aren’t in Denver, just let us know and we will send you measuring tapes and discuss ways in which we can completely guarantee a great fit.

Sheared Beaver CollarWe are a small couture studio and everything that we make is made in our workshop here in Denver.  Edwardian Coat Sketch

Because we handle everything from design, to patternmaking, cutting and sewing, we can make garments that are remarkable and unique and utilize many many techniques.

Custom Bomber JacketTo get started on a coat, just email Lianna K. (superhero@vigilantelabs.com).

Victoriana–Custom Coats, Victorian Style

I adore Victorian fashions and have been collecting 19th Century editions of Harper’s and other fashion magazines for years. Now, with the Steampunk look in vogue, lots of our customers are looking for something with a hint of the Victorian.

Wool Riding CoatThe real challenge of incorporating victoriana into modern day dress is that it can easily take on a costume look.

Of course, costumes are awesome and have their place, but it is even more exciting to design something that can take its place in our normal everyday wardrobe.

One of the best examples of our neo-Victorian pieces is this riding coat. Inspired by Victorian riding coats such as the one shown in the fashion plate, the piece buttons up the front with a very full skirt, and small lapels. Victorian Riding Coat

It has ruching in the back panel for a bustle effect, and the buttons are large, solid metal, and ornate.

Victorian Riding Coat Fashion Plate

For fabric, we used a wool melton. Melton is a highly felted wool, and is usually seen on peacoats and military coats. The felting of the fabrics makes for a coat that is more weather proof than your average wool coat.

If you are interested in having a coat made, just contact me: superhero@vigilatelabs.com

As with any of our pieces, we would love to design something just for you and to make it in your colors and choices of fabrics. So just let me know and I can sketch something for you.

We can also adapt any Victorian or vintage style into a modern piece, so if you have had your eye on an old fashion plate, feel free to email me and we can talk more. We would love to make you a Victorian bustle skirt or wedding dress.

We are a small couture studio located in Denver, Colorado and we make clothing for customers all around the world.