Lafayette Saltiel Drapiers

Lafayette Saltiel Drapiers mainly sells sewing supplies and fabric for high fashion and tailors; but recently they’ve become rather popular for their vintage fabrics. “Vintage” isn’t exactly a protected term. Lafayette Saltiel Drapiers has chosen to qualify a cloth as vintage when it reaches at least twenty-years old. Archival book showing dates, buyers, and meters … Continue reading Lafayette Saltiel Drapiers

Differences Between MTM and Bespoke Shoes

For those ready to consider footwear beyond made-to-order (MTO) and ready-to-wear shoes (RTW) , made-to-measure (MTM) and bespoke shoes are the next step. The major difference between made-to-measure and bespoke shoes is that MTM shoes are created from a base last. That last is not made from scratch. It was not created to suit your … Continue reading Differences Between MTM and Bespoke Shoes