We started Brooklyn Tailors in 2007 out of our tiny Clinton Hill apartment, offering custom tailored suits and shirts, designed and handmade by us and our small team of tailors. What began as a nights-and-weekends labor of love slowly grew through word of mouth and a lot of hard work. In early 2011 we opened our first retail shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Now, for the first time, we're planning to create our first full seasonal collection which we'll present to retail stores for the Fall 2012 season. Designing this collection will allow us to present the Brooklyn Tailors vision in a more comprehensive way than ever before. We plan on showing a cohesive selection of shirts, trousers and neckwear that meld our sharp, modern design aesthetic with our knowledge and appreciation of traditional hand-craftsmanship and quality materials.
Bespoke clothing is the foundation that Brooklyn Tailors has been built upon, and by applying the skills and values we've acquired from that practice, we're excited to offer a collection of quality off-the-rack menswear that can reach a wider audience around the globe, by finding great retail stores to work with in new locales.
The collection will include an assortment of approximately 50 cotton shirts, 20 casual trousers, 8 tailored suits, 1 tuxedo, and 20 neckties made from the best materials we've been able to source from mills around the world, and all made by hand by our small team of tailors.
By supporting us on this collection you'll be among the first see and receive items from the collection itself. All contributors will receive items from the very first production run for the Fall 2012 collection! After the campaign is funded, and we've produced and photographed the samples, we'll send you a link to an online lookbook, and you'll be able have your choice of item(s) from the collection within your reward category. Or, you can come in to our shop once the samples arrive to make your selection. We'll then get to work on the items and ship them to you according to the specified time line.
YOUR SUPPORT WILL HELP US:
-SOURCE: It all begins with great raw materials. We've identified the fabrics, buttons and trims we need from a handful of mills, but there are order minimums, setup, and shipping costs so it takes funding for us to be able to source the materials that will make the collection great!
-PRODUCE THE SAMPLE LINE: A full collection means a lot of samples we need to design and produce. Your funding will allow us to produce a comprehensive collection at the scale that store buyers are expecting to see.
-PRESENTATION: The job is not done once we make the samples. Before we started Brooklyn Tailors, I've helped design, produce and present collections for others and I know what it takes to make a compelling, exciting, professional presentation to store buyers. Your support will help us photograph the collection, create a lookbook, and other printed matter that we'll need to reach out to store buyers all over the world.
-SALES: Buyers come from around the world to New York each season to attend trade shows, where they'll view collections from hundreds of brands, and decide what to carry in their stores. We need to have a presence at a show, and make sure that we set up a great display to show off the collection.
We're excited about making this a reality and appreciate your support!
To learn more about Brooklyn Tailors, please visit our website: http://www.brooklyn-tailors.com/
Daniel & Brenna Lewis
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