When Customers Turn Into Suit Designers..

Whenever we work on a new suit style, we often start with a fabric or pattern that catches our eye. We then discuss cuts and variations that we decide to offer to customers. Most of our inspiration derives from what we see on social media, but sometimes, the input comes from our customers directly.

But let’s start from the beginning.
Our Fall Winter collection was mainly influenced by Scottish patterns that included plaid, windowpane and structured materials such as velvet or corduroy.

One particular fabric stood out simply because it reminded of a British Mod and Iggy Pop era, a grey/red/yellow Scottish plaid with traditional weaving.

The look was almost too edgy to do a complete suit out of it. Someone in the team suggested a blazer but at the end, we all agreed on a traditional double-breasted suit thinking that the formal cut would outbalance the edginess of the pattern.

Tobi Klanner shot by Ava Pivot

The outcome pleased everyone in the team. Mission completed, and the suit went online.


The suit was worn by Manuel Cortez, a Berlin based celebrity stylist and TV host (“Schrank-Alarm, Vox TV) at Berlin Fashionweek.

credit / Getty image

It was also featured in several magazine editorials including this one in HUF Magazine.

HUF Magazine

And this one in Fucking Young! online, styled by Stephan Kallaus:



A few weeks later we received an email from our client Ryan Beyer, style coordinator for the menswear store Stitched in Las Vegas, an individual who has a remarkable sense for suits and accessories despite his young age. In the past, Ryan had changed up our trendy blocked suit and had turned his custom made suit into a sharp outfit for a sophisticated gentleman.

Blocked suit
The original suit from our Blocked Collection


Ryan Beyer in his custom Blocked suit
Ryan Beyer in his custom Blocked suit

So, when he asked for a single breasted suit made out of the particular plaid we somehow knew that he was on an interesting path. After discussing the actual style with him we submitted the order, sent the suit to Las Vegas and waited for his response.

After a few days, we received these images that made us say, why didn’t we come up with this brilliant look?

Ryan Beyer in his custom DARKOH suit


Ryan Beyer in his DARKOH custom suit

After all, we live off our clients’ ideas, suggestions, and input. Our custom order service (request via email) helps you to design our own style with a slight support by our trained staff to ensure a final outfit that represents you and your lifestyle.

If you have an idea, or if one of our designs inspired you, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will work with you to look dapper and sophisticated.


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