The spouse is excited because while we're in Portland we're picking up a bunch of shirts from Seyta at Duchess Clothier.
Seyta's space is right next to Audio Cinema, under the Hawthorne Bridge.
It looks cool inside. I've never been to an event here, but I'm looking forward to the original rock opera that a friend will be performing in here this fall.
OK, back to the business at hand.
Seyta and her partner make custom (or "bespoke," as the kids like to say these days) shirts and suits.
She does amazing work. You can pick designs from the '30s, '40s, '50s, or '60s, and choose all the details (open collar, French cuffs, number of buttons, placket width) -- OK, please excuse me, I really don't know suiting terminology.
Plus, you get to choose from hundreds of fabrics in her swatch books.
The girl's just really into men's clothes. It's her personal mission to get the men of the Northwest to take a little more pride in their appearance. She tells about a friend of hers who's recently instituted optional "Formal Fridays" at his office. My husband, a preening fop, would love that.
I am crazy about this suit. I wish my husband's tastes were a little more Western like this.