Dormeuil: Technical, Sustainable, Traceable Luxury

If only your eyes could feel this fabric…

At Leviner Wood we have thousands of swatches to choose from when commissioning your new garments, and they’re all wonderful. But there are a few that stand out at first glance from the other bunches. An awful lot of those come from Dormeuil, the French company that has been producing English wool since 1862.

Top-dyed (the wool is dyed before being spun into threads), humanely raised and sustainably harvested, Dormeuil has recently produced a collection of fabrics that come with their own QR codes letting the wearer trace the wool back to the farm and herd that supplied the heavenly cloth used to make his new suit or sportcoat.

That’s typical of the sort of innovation that the company founded in 1842 is known for. After all, they developed the first technical fabrics in the 1920s, which were worn by the “Musketeers”, the legendary French tennis players who included René Lacoste (who favoured the cooling properties of his Frilex whites.) Today Dormeuil produces Excel, which is a 100% wool with enough natural stretch that their promotional video involves a rider putting his suit through its paces while on horseback. Mr. Bond would approve.

But luxury has always been the name of the game at a house that uses rare wools. We’ve tried to capture the sheen, the hand, the way that the fabric drapes … but you really have to hold it in your hands to fully appreciate its beauty and extreme high quality.

Pictures can’t do Dormeuil fabrics justice. This is a suit you will long to wear.

When you’re ready to explore some of the finest fabrics available worldwide, call and set an appointment to see the Dormeuil books. It’s a whole different world. 804.928.7946

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Green with Envy.

Sometimes it’s possible to be both stylish and fashionable. A case in point: wearing your greens.

It’s the color of the upcoming season, shown on the menswear circuits the world over. Every hue from Olive to Lime, Kelly to Sage has made an appearance as designers embrace green. We at Leviner Wood applaud their choice.

Green can be modern, fun, or traditional. I’ve got a green and brown herringbone Harris Tweed that my father had made in the early ’70s that I still wear when it gets cold. Match your suit with a light blue or ecru shirt and a tie that picks up a secondary color in the pattern and you will be the envy of every gaze. Or throw your sportcoat over a pair of weathered blue jeans for that Ralph Lauren vibe.

However you choose to style your greens, rest assured that we have a version for every taste. Call us to schedule a minute to go over some fabrics that we find particularly intriguing. 804.928.7946.

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How to Groom

There is so much more to a wedding than those last few moments at the altar.

“Please,” you say, “I’ve already got checklists for my checklists. The wedding planner and my fiancée are really going to town on this thing.”

We know. Been there, done that. More than once as a matter of fact, which lends us a bit of expertise when it comes to knowing when to to nod and say “yes dear,” and when to say “I’ve got this! Don’t worry! Have fun at the menu tasting.”

You need a professional to advise you, work with your bride-to-be and the wedding planner. And, you should have a little fun while you’re at it.

Choosing your wedding attire and what your guys are going to wear when they back you up during your “I do’s” and the dancing shouldn’t be left to chance, or to the salesman who has to sell what he has in stock, or, God forbid, the rental people. You need a professional to advise you, work with your bride-to-be and the wedding planner. And, you should have a little fun while you’re at it.

Enter Leviner Wood’s experts at creating you clothing that is comfortable, timelessly stylish, and totally on point with your tastes. Each custom piece is crafted to your specific measurements from premium fabrics that are a pleasure to wear and make you look your best. Accessories and ready-to-wear items are carefully curated to fit your wedding themes and integrate seamlessly into your wedding and existing wardrobes.

So let’s do this groom thing right! Gather your guys, any color scheme information from your beloved, and book an appointment to celebrate your part of this whole thing. We promise to have fun and make you all look great in the bargain!

Cheers and Congratulations!

While we have the ability to make garments in as little as four weeks, we’d like more time to ensure that all the “i’s” are dotted and all the “t’s” crossed. If possible, please allow 6-8 weeks before your big day!

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