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Why duncan quinn?

When we started making ‘bespoke’ suits in New York City in 2003 even the guys from GQ and the New York Times had never heard the word.  Being the first doesn’t make you the best, but as we’ve consistently proven since then quality speaks for itself.  And our clients from all over the world stand testament to  just how well we make a bespoke suit.  As Henry Royce (of Rolls Royce) once said, you’ll remember the quality long after you forget the price.”

How are they made?

All our bespoke suits are hand cut, stitched and finished in our workshop in New York City to a pattern made just for you from a unique set of measurements and anatomical notations we take when we meet you.  We use only the best materials and seek to make classic garments with a strong dose of character and edge.  Each reflects the client who is to wear it and will stand the test of time.  After all it needs to ‘fit’ more than just a form.  It needs to fit a purpose.

What are they made of?

We use cloth from the finest mills in the world and work only with the best cloth suppliers.  Dormeuil counts us as one of only three key accounts in the US who they deem fit to make special exclusive selections for.  They have been milling cloth in Huddersfield since 1842 and supply cloth to thousands of tailors across the globe so probably know a thing or two about people who make suits.  We also carry Holland & Sherry, Scabal, Ariston, and many other fine cloths from England, France and Italy. Linings are imported from London in an array of colors, patterns and designs.  And details are as many and unique as you would care to suggest.  We can even mill cloth just for your suit, whether wool, mohair, cashmere, vicuna, silk or anything else you fancy.

Pricing?

Our entry level ‘essential’ bespoke starts at only $2,500.  If you are looking to dip your toe and test the water this elegant selection may be for you.  Cloth selections are limited to a black, grey or blue 100% English worsted wool and to control cost each suit is a two piece, two button with a notch lapel and ticket pocket.  The lining is totally up to you.

For the man seeking something exceptional and unique, options exist from $4,000 to around $30,000 to craft that timeless, elegant piece with attitude.  There are plenty of options at the lower end of the scale, with exotics really inhabiting the realm above $7,000.

All prices include all fittings, alterations and finishing.  The scotch is on us.  But the shipping is on you.

Fittings?

We like to think we can hit the perfect fit by only seeing you twice.  At our first meeting we’ll figure out what you want the suit for, choose the cloth, lining and other materials that fit that purpose, and (of course) measure you and take anatomical notes for our cutter to ensure the perfect fit.  By the time you see us around 8-12 weeks later all that should be required is some button holes and hems.  If you would like us to make a basted try-on first please just tell us and we’ll be more than happy to oblige, but normally we find this is not a necessary step unless you have a particularly unusual physique or special requirements.

How long does it take?

Normally it takes 8-12 weeks from when you order your bespoke suit for us to see you again to put it on and ensure the perfect fit.  Things can always be done faster if necessary, but when time is very short we are forced to charge rush fees to grease the wheels of commerce and ensure an extremely rapid turn around.  We have made suits for many, many weddings and special time sensitive events over the years and never missed one deadline yet.  Even the one where the groom arrived at our door two weeks before the big day.  Whatever your timing give us a call and we’ll do our best to help out.

What can we do?

We can make anything you ask us to.  However we will decline to make a ‘copy’ of a suit from another house.  Its probably better you go to them if it is something you really like.  And we will also politely decline if we think you will look like Coco the Clown.  Other than that anything is fair game and we will go to every extreme to source, make and procure special things to make your bespoke suit unique.  From weaving special fabrics for trim to sourcing buttons, creating special pockets and providing bespoke accessories to go with your suit there simply is nowhere else that will go the extra mile to make sure what you have is unique.

Can you pop in for a chat before you pull the trigger?

Of course you can.  Feel free to give us a call, send us an e-mail, or pop by for a chinwag to discuss what you’re thinking.  We’re more than happy to help and flattered you believe we can.