Decades of honing our expertise in the craft of leather tailoring have earned us a reputation as one of the finest and most highly trusted bespoke leather specialists in the country, and we are honored to have customers who come to us exclusively for their bespoke leather garments from all over the world.
The tailored leather coat or jacket may not be considered a customary staple of a wardrobe to the same extent as the tailored cloth suit, however we can make a strong case for the virtues of investing in an expertly tailored leather garment. Leather is the oldest material in human history and has a huge role to play in the development of civilisation, due to its robust, protective and versatile nature; as such it continues to be one of the most popular materials used around the world today. A quality, leather jacket will last decades and unlike any other material will improve and grow richer in character with age, therefore we believe a fitted, tailored leather piece is a true investment.
In addition to commissioning a bespoke leather garment for the exceptional quality and personalised fit, the bespoke process also allows you to choose every detail to create the exact piece that you want. The variety of leather garments on the high street is limited to what is in fashion, and often the leather may be of a poor quality and standard of make, with prices reflecting the designer name rather than the components used. Additionally, for many people finding the right size and fit in leather on the high street can be very difficult, and this is where the option of bespoke is appealing.
We begin the bespoke process with a personal consultation between you and our Head Tailor. Please note that we are pleased to be able to offer the same professional bespoke service remotely for our overseas customers using modern technology and our robust service delivery process. From the outset, we will discuss the style and cut of your bespoke garment and help you to make style decisions including details such as lining and hardware. We will then guide you through all the possibilities for your choice of leather, of which we only use the highest quality. Once you are happy with the design, we will take your measurements in preparation for your hand-drafted paper pattern to be cut.
Once the pattern is made we will then produce a toile. The toile is an exact replica of your garment which is made in heavy calico fabric; this allows us to edit the size and shape before committing to leather. We will then invite you to come back in for us to fit your toile on you. For overseas customers we are able to post the toile directly to you and do the fitting remotely so you can be sure that when you receive the finished article it will fit you perfectly. At this stage we fine-tune the fit of the garment and may amend the paper pattern and re-toile accordingly. This process may be repeated two to three times to ensure a perfect fit.
One of our small team of seasoned leather tailors will then meticulously construct your garment. This process takes approximately 6 weeks from the date of order to completion, depending on your availability for fittings and the availability of your choice of leather.
To discuss a bespoke commission, please contact us and we will be happy to develop your idea and provide a no-obligation quotation.