CUT AND SEWN IN DENVER, COLORADO
It is built, not for the average person but for you. For your body. For your life and the events to which you will wear it. You tell us about yourself and we begin to sketch. What will emerge from the process is something entirely new and distinct.
From the lapel shape, to the fabrics, from the pockets (which can be designed around the things you wish to carry in them), to the color of the thread, a bespoke suit is a symbol of your life and your taste.
THE AMAZING PROCESS
We built this collection by reimagining historical photos of Victorian women outlaws. But we definitely weren't looking to create a look that was straight-up historical. You could think of it as an alternate history.
The sketches below show our obsession with color and texture. Each piece is designed with at least two heritage military fabrics or tweeds with textures and values that play off of each other, creating a look of beauty, from iridescent solaro cloth, to covert wool, cashmere, and Harris Tweeds.
We make suits for every body type and identity, secret or otherwise. Many of our suits are very feminine and some are very masculine, particularly those we make for our Machete & Sons website, but the bespoke process is entirely about Individuality in Dress, and much of what we do involves our learning about who you are and how you want to express yourself.
But with this collection, we decided to turn things about and create a collection with an utterly modern sensibility using chains, metallic patinas, and beetle wings, both as an actual trimming of scarab beetle wings on one of the dresses and as a motif---where each element of the dress was meant to mimic the shape of a beetle wing.
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. 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.