The Custom Process

  • Design
    Design
    Great clothing starts with great design! Here, a master refines the armhole of a jacket to better fit the ultimate consumer.
  • Design
    Design
    Paper patterns are created and then stored on a sophisticated CAD (computer assisted design) system, which has greatly increased the consistency of work.
  • Design
    Design
    The designer's table. This is where the "eye" begins to draw lines and make cuts. Tools used: tape measures, straight and curved rulers, drafting square, graphite chalk, and a bottle of scotch (for inspiration).
  • Design
    Design
    The designer's table. This is where the "eye" begins to draw lines and make cuts. Tools used: tape measures, straight and curved rulers, drafting square, graphite chalk, and a bottle of scotch (for inspiration).
  • Cutting & Manufacturing
    Cutting & Manufacturing
    A pattern for a jacket being laid out by CAD. CAD considers cloth and design to maximize pattern matching. The size of patterned fabrics is also calculated to minimize cloth usage.
  • Cutting & Manufacturing
    Cutting & Manufacturing
    A pattern for a jacket being laid out by CAD. CAD considers cloth and design to maximize pattern matching. The size of patterned fabrics is also calculated to minimize cloth usage.
  • Cutting & Manufacturing
    Cutting & Manufacturing
    Spreading the cloth for cutting.
  • Cutting & Manufacturing
    Cutting & Manufacturing
    Spreading the cloth for cutting.
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    Hand-sewn armholes and shoulders. This artisan detail is reserved for only the great manufacturers. This technique makes the entire armhole and shoulder feel better and lay cleaner and more crisply.
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    Numerous pressing operations are dedicated to only one area of the garment. Here you can see collars, bodies, and sleeves.
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    Constant inspections during the manufacturing process help ensure quality is maintained from start to finish.
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    Constant inspections during the manufacturing process help ensure quality is maintained from start to finish.
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    The best use genuine water buffalo horn buttons. The “blonds” are the rarest kind of these buttons. No two buttons have the same grain!
  • Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    In the final inspection a quality supervisor checks for the proper execution of the initial idea.