Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 5, 2011.

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Brooklyn Tailors is looking to build their first official seasonal collection to sell to retail stores in the USA and internationally.

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/

Many thanks,

Daniel & Brenna Lewis

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    A big thank you from us for your support! We'll also notify you along with other Kickstarter backers in advance when our collection launches, and invite you to be the first to check 'em out at our online store or our Brooklyn shop!

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    You'll receive a Brooklyn Tailors white cotton pocket square - hand roll hemmed, and made from our Japanese selvage chambray fabric.

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    ONE HANDMADE BROOKLYN TAILORS NECKTIE You'll receive one handmade Brooklyn Tailors necktie. Choose from any of the styles in our Fall collection. There will be 12 styles to choose from (we'll notify when photos of the options are available for viewing.) This reward is a $85 to $95 value.

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    ONE TIE & ONE POCKET SQUARE You'll be able to choose from any of the 12 ties in the collection, and will also receive the white Japanese selvage chambray pocket square. This reward is a $110 to $120 value.

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    ONE BROOKLYN TAILORS SHIRT You'll have your choice of any ready to wear shirt from the Fall 2012 collection - in the size of your choice. There will be 30 shirt styles to choose from - both casual and dress shirts. (We'll notify you when the shirt collection is ready to view online and you can let us know your selection). This reward is a $155 to $215 value.

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    ONE PAIR OF BROOKLYN TAILORS COTTON CHINOS You'll have your choice of any ready to wear cotton pant from the Fall 2012 collection - in the size of your choice. There will be 20 shirt styles to choose from. (We'll notify you when the pant collection is ready to view online and you can let us know your selection). This reward is a $195 to $235 value.

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    ONE BROOKLYN TAILORS SHIRT & ONE NECKTIE You'll have your choice of any ready to wear shirt from the Fall 2012 collection - in the size of your choice, as well as your choice of any tie from the collection. This reward is a $240 to $310 value.

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    ONE SHIRT, ONE COTTON PANT & ONE TIE You'll have your choice of any one shirt, cotton pant, and tie from the Fall 2012 collection! This reward is a $435 to $545 value.

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    TWO SHIRTS, TWO TIES, & ONE COTTON PANT You'll have your choice of any two shirts, two neckties and one cotton pant from the Fall 2012 collection. This reward is a $675 to $855 value.

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    ONE BROOKLYN TAILORS JACKET/BLAZER or ANY FOUR SHIRTS You'll have your choice of any ready to wear tailored suit jacket or blazer from the Fall 2012 collection - in the size of your choice. Or, if you'd rather, you can select any four shirts from the collection. There will be 6 jacket styles to choose from, and 30 shirt styles. (We'll notify you when the collection is ready to view online and you can let us know your selection). This reward is a $595 to $695 value.

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    ONE BROOKLYN TAILORS 2-PIECE SUIT or ANY SIX SHIRTS You'll have your choice of any ready to wear tailored suit from the Fall 2012 collection - in the size of your choice. Or, if you'd rather, you can select any six shirts from the collection. There will be 6 jacket styles to choose from, and 30 shirt styles. (We'll notify you when the collection is ready to view online and you can let us know your selection). This reward is a $795 to $1095 value.

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    ONE BESPOKE BROOKLYN TAILORS SUIT OR SIX CUSTOM SHIRTS For this reward, you'll schedule an appointment to visit us at our Brooklyn location for a custom fitting. You'll select from any of the fabrics in our Fall collection and we'll create your custom suit or shirts especially for you. For more information on our custom process you can visit our website. Your custom appointment can be scheduled for January 1st, 2012 or anytime thereafter. This reward is a $995 to $1120 value.

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