Bespoke |bi’spok|

Duncan Quinn
New York.
Los Angeles.

Who?

Duncan Quinn is arguably one of the handful of people responsible for the resurgence of men’s tailoring in the USA in recent years.  He has always had a passion for the persuasion of perception and a keen eye for cut, shape, color and form.  He’s also been known to throw the occasional party, indulge in the odd cheeky lunch, drive too fast and enjoy life just a little too much in the company of his friends.

Although Duncan hails from London, his view of the world was heavily influenced by years spent learning about food, wine and life in the south of France.  The lessons learned there, along with the wanderlust this instilled and the travels that followed, gave him an exceptional toolset with which to convey the world as he sees it.

Duncan is fascinated by the psychology of clothing and loves a good story, even if it is a tall tale.  He is lucky enough to have eaten in some of the best restaurants in the world, and counts owners of some of the finest vineyards in the world as friends.  When not celebrating life with his friends he enjoys riding motorcycles, driving cars, and generally doing anything that involves going faster than God intended.

Everything Duncan does is a reflection of his travels and experiences, his joy in learning new customs, places, methods and views and his sharp attention to detail, proportion, color and cut.

When he has a spare moment he likes nothing more than to sit and watch the world go by in the Cours Saleya, Nice, France.

Shirts

Our bespoke shirts are made in London from the finest cottons milled at the best cotton mills in Italy.  We insist on the best, and so should you.  Each shirt is single needle stitched, has mother of pearl buttons a two piece collar and all the bells and whistles you would expect of the finest shirts you can buy.  When making your bespoke shirts a pattern is cut for you and you alone.

To order bespoke shirts please call one of the stores and arrange an appointment to choose fabrics and get measured.  Bespoke shirts normally take approximately 8 weeks to complete.  Prices start at $400 per shirt and there is a minimum order of 4 shirts per order.

Ties & Pocket Squares

The silk for our ties and pocket squares is woven in England using the finest silk on the best looms in the world.  Normally we only make 12 of each tie and pocket square.

We are also able to weave small enough amounts of silk to offer bespoke ties, squares, scarves and other items for special events or unusual sizes.  We’ve even been known to weave the silk for one-off bespoke silk suits.

To order bespoke ties and pocket squares please call one of the stores and arrange an appointment to view our designs and potential color combinations.  Bespoke silk orders normally take approximately 8 weeks.  There is a minimum order of $1,000 per design which can be used to make up to four ties, or a combination of pocket squares and ties.

Shoes?

Duncan loves real handmade English shoes.  As with everything we sell when there was nothing that fitted with Duncan’s aesthetic or construction requirements he decided to design his own.

Our made-to-order shoes take approximately 10 weeks to make.  They are handmade in London by artisans who formerly made bespoke shoes at the legendary John Lobb in St James.  Each pair is cut, stitched and constructed in the same manner as a fully bespoke shoe and uses only the finest leathers, materials and construction.

In order to procure a pair of these works of art just visit one of our stores, try on the sample shoes, choose the leather you prefer, and figure out the punch pattern you like.  Then just sit back and wait for the ride of your life to arrive.

Suits

Our suits are renowned the world over for their cut, fit and construction.  Each of our ready-to-wear suits speaks to the timeless style we pursue, with a little edge thrown in, and each bespoke suit tells the story the client in question seeks to convey through it.

We make limited edition ready-to-wear suits for all of our stores and specialize in bespoke hand crafted items that are the best a man could ever care to own.

At an initial consultation clients are guided through the selection of the most appropriate cloth for the task(s) the suit will face from a selection of many 000’s of cloths from the finest mills in the world.  Our partner of choice is a mill based in Paris which constructs its cloths in the north of England, Dormeuil, but we also work with Holland & Sherry, Scabal, Loro Piana and other mills based in Leeds and Huddersfield in England.  Each cloth is selected for the suit in question based upon weight, weave, yarn content and technical applications.  We have cloths ranging from 6.5oz to 16oz and super 80’s through super 240s and include many exotic yarns such as Guanaco, Vicuna, Cashmere, Mohair, Silk and Alpaca.

Each bespoke suit is cut by hand in New York City by a skilled cutter with many years experience and translates the measurements and physiological notes taken by our measurers into a pattern unique for each client’s frame and posture.

Occasionally a basted canvas ‘try-on’ is made as an initial stage for a first fitting, but this is often skipped in order to finish the garment in a time efficient manner depending upon the complexity of the case.

Once the garment has been constructed by hand from the hand cut pieces a final fitting will finish all buttonholes by hand, hem trousers and add any final details the client requests that are appropriate for the task at hand.  No glue or fusing is used in our suits and they are all constructed with floating camelhair and canvas chest-plates for the best fit, drape and lifespan.  Depending upon cloth choice and care they should last longer than you.

Our bespoke suits start at around $2,500 for a two piece worsted wool suit and take between 8 and 12 weeks to complete in the normal course.