Custom Made Leather Goods
This bespoke process begins with a personal consultation with Carla Dawn. Carla will guide you on style and leather options, detailed measurements are taken and the design development begins.
Patterns are drafted, and fitting muslins, in the couture tradition, are created and perfected before any leather is cut. We make as many muslins as necessary to achieve your perfect fit.
Every garment is individually hand-cut. It is not uncommon for a garment to involve 50- 60 or even 100 pieces before it is constructed. Each piece is sewn start to finish by one pair of hands. Lacing, appliqué and inlay work – all of these special treatments are done completely by hand. Even our exclusive stretch leather is entirely hand-guided machine work.
The end result is a beautiful, unique garment of incomparable fit and quality that you will wear and enjoy for years.
Everything the ‘Carla Dawn Behrle NYC’ label goes into is constructed to the same exacting standards. Many of our clients still wear pieces purchased over 15 years ago, off the rack, from our original company.
Our menswear selection is strictly Bespoke at this time.
Orders are completed on a first come basis. During July thru February (our busy season) lead times are extended so please plan ahead. At all times completion dates and estimates are dependent on and affected by clients ability to fulfill their fitting and related obligations in a timely fashion.
For a outline of our current basic custom price range please see our FAQ Page.