Duchess Clothier

So now I'm officially ready for fall. Seriously, tailored wools and hand knit cardigans (I am waiting for new yarn in the mail!) are constantly on my mind. This autumn craving was encouraged by a trip to Duchess Clothier, a specialty shop that deals in custom mens suits based on antique and vintage designs.

It was upon walking through the door that I wished I was a man.

But then I remembered how much I love red lipstick. Soooo....

I went with my brother, sister in law, and nephew, to the Duchess showroom to help my brother pick out fabrics and buttons and linings for a custom made victorian suit. Yes, my family is awesome. Sometimes I can't believe my luck for having them.

The staff was so helpful and relaxed, not stuffy or snobbish at all, which makes everything more enjoyable. And the range of fabrics they had to choose from! I was in heaven.

I can't wait to see how the suit turns out, there will of course be pictures!


Andi B. Goode said...

Oh my! How amazing. I would probably get kicked out for drooling on everything. ;]
-Andi x

mygrandmalucy said...

Oh, how I wish I could lock my husband in that shop and not let him out until he was properly attired. He's built much like your Sam and would look fabulous in some of those suits. You think they'd sponsor some sort of local "What Not to Wear??" :)

Melissa Righero said...

Hooray for stylish men!

Velvet said...

That shop looks amazing. Sometimes I like men clothes more than women clothes.

Vintagesuburbia said...

Wow, fantastic shop. I am going to send this link to my hubby. If you are interested in seeing a very nice vintage 60's tux see http://vintagesuburbia.blogspot.com/2010/02/vintage-james-bond-husband.html. We were thinking of getting a 'bespoke' suit done in Hong Kong actually, I believe the tailors are excellent there.
Thank you for a lovely post! Maria

Q's Daydream said...

Wow! Jonny would go crazy in there! :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh my. My Grandpa would have loved to shop there...he was the man who went ashore (he was in the Navy) not to go to the bars, but to go to the tailor to get suits made! My Grandmother use to give him the stink eye everytime he came home because she just KNEW when he had been in Korea or Hong Kong, he has suits made :)
Off topic here: Does your handsome sidekick take your photos or do you use a tripod with a timer? I am having the darndest time figuring out how to take a pic of myself!

Valerie said...

Hello! I LOVE YOUR BLOG it's so cute. I've recently just started a fashion sort of blog make sure you (or anyone reading!) stops by and follows me :)




Katia said...

Oh, I'll be waiting to see the result anxiously! The pictures of the shop look incredible!

Sarah Dee said...

cant wait to see it! tehe the lady at the counter has the same hair as me!!


Honor said...

Bit by bit in the past month I have been reading your blog. From your first post to your post recent one. I find them and you very interesting and feel some what accomplished after reading them all. Thank you :)

P.S. Not intended to sound stalkerish. ;)

Joshua Jessup said...

I'm gonna look sooooooo good.

diptea said...

Found your gorgeous gorgeous blog through Calivintage's site and I have to say I am blown away. Love the pictures, styling and over all nostalgic feel. I am your follower!!

Anonymous said...

The drawers of suspenders and so cute! I keep meaning to paint a suspendered lad, but keep forgetting. maybe this image will keep it in my mind.

abendkleid said...

These shop is really very fantastic in these shop there are so many things which is really great. In these shop there are so many things which can looks very different and stylish then any other.

Solanah said...

Honey Bee, your grandpa sounds so neat!

For photos of myself I usually use a tripod and camera timer, though sometimes friends and family take photos for me :)