FAQs

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All of the styles in our online shop are individually Cut and Made-to-Order in our standard sizes. Nothing is “in-stock”

Not being tied into the paradigm of waste that is norm in fashion, we have the wonderful flexibility to offer unique and limited fabrications, as well as range of size customizations in many of our styles.

For example; if you are our standard size 4 but your hips are a size 6,  in many styles we can adjust the fit for you.

Alternately, If you like a style you see on our site, and would like it a different leather than it’s offered in,  we can source a leather just for you.

There is a additional charge for some of these options,  but if you are within our standard size range,  it is an excellent option to having a piece fully custom made.

Made-to-Order Pieces that have been altered from our standard sizes and leathers are final sale.
A fine leather garment is an investment. It is our core belief that it deserves to be better (and more personal) than the mass-produced, and extremely marked up “luxury” labels out there, where most of the client’s cost goes to hyper-marketing and real estate, rather than into the materials and skills used to create a garment.

A piece of fine leather clothing should speak to, and of, the wearer.

It should be a piece you love, and will come back to year after year. It should be expected to last and transcend the seasonal expiration that is built into today’s exaggerated fashion cycle. The nature of leather is that of a second skin that will grow with you.

This is why our specialty is “Custom-Made” A.K.A. “Bespoke”. Where a one-of-a-kind garment is created from start to finish for one specific individual.

The creation of a bespoke garment can also be a wonderfully collaborative process. Taking into account lifestyle, personal style and sartorial desires. The design can be as extravagant or as elegant as you’d like. Likewise the choice of leather, finishing and details.

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Generally our prices are in line with (and may be less than) comparable RTW Leather pieces from Luxury Labels, such as;  Balanciaga, Givenchy,  Jitrois,  Burberry,  Balmain,  YSL and Mui Mui.  ALL of our Custom-Made pieces are made for each specific individual and generally cannot be repeated, as we source our leathers individually for each custom project. We do not purchase in Quantity & we do not Mass-Produce as all of these Luxury companies do.  Our pieces do not carry the standard retail markups of 500-600% and more.  Instead your investment goes directly into the finest materials, trims, hardware available and the skilled craftsmanship and careful personal attention taken.  Please See our Pricing Guidelines.  These are just a guide and may not reflect your specific project. These prices are subject to change and may not always be up to date.

Usually while discussing with the client their needs and desires, the design becomes well laid out via reference materials and simple hand sketches, and the fine tuning of various details happens during the muslin fittings stage.

A selection of 2-3 simple sketches are always included.

Sometimes a client cannot make up their mind on various details and may required more than a simple hand sketch to clarify.

We can provide highly detailed, full color renderings for an additional charge of $175. per design and an additional $95. per variation on any commissions under $7500.

2-3 detailed color renderings of designs and/or variations are included on commissions of $7500 or more.

Absolutely, many of our clients live elsewhere in the US and Overseas. If you visit NYC city and let us know in advance we can arrange appointments you during your visit.

If your visit is short we recommend facilitating the custom-made process with initial consult via phone and email, and working with a tailor to take the measurements we need, so that we may prepare your initial fitting garment in advance of your visit. We can also work via the mail, email and phone.

If you are in the city for a week or more, and depending on the project, we can often schedule both the initial consult and first fitting into that window.

Long distance Custom-Made takes a little longer, but the results are the same. Completion time varies as it’s dependent on combined scheduling and mail services.

Learn more about the Custom-Made process here
Basic adjustments on our Custom work,  is included for 60 days after your project’s completion.

Other alterations are billed at an hourly rate. Plus cost of any additional materials or parts.

We haven’t had to repair much of our own work over the years,  but if you damage your Custom-Made garment, it is more than likely we can repair it.

If you have a leather garment that is not ours & needs repair, we’ll usually request request photos first, so we may to let you know what we can do and what type of outcome you can expect. Some repairs may require additional materials and time cost.

For those issues that we cannot address we will always try to refer you to another expert.
Because the set-up required for leather is very different than what is required for fabric garments, we can make leather pieces that incorporate a limited range of fabrics.  Leather is our specialty and we’re sticking with it!
No, we don’t “customize” already finished garments.
We are happy to help. The design and prototype development for production is generally more involved than the custom made process as the goal is a systematized and production ready process from start to finish. For full service development please refer to our basic price outline for custom made (above) for an idea of budget requirements. For a-la-cart services, such as patterns, sample construction etc, our hourly rate is $65ph for leathers and $85ph for exotics, exclusive of materials.

Please visit our B2B page for more info
Rush orders are accepted as our schedule permits and will incur an additional charge of 15 – 50% depending on whether the item requested is made-to-order from our standard style offerings or a fully Custom Made project.