Quality is Key for Sustainability - Handcrafted bespoke Overcoats and COats By Bespoke Tailor Manuela Leis in Berlin

 Quality is key for sustainability handcrafted bespoke overcoats and coats by bespoke tailor Manuela Leis m.leis MAENTEL Maßmantel Mantel nach Maß schneidern lassen maßgeschneiderter Mantel Berlin


Overcoats need to withstand more punishment and should still last longer

than any other garment.


Come wind or rain or snow, an overcoat must keep the wearer warm and dry and leave room for layers of clothing underneath without limiting the wearer’s mobility at all. It needs to be designed to be worn for years, while still allowing for developing tastes. In that sense, it requires to work both with your current wardrobe and pieces yet to come. To complicate matters further, it should to fit all occasions equally well.


 But there is more about a favourite garment than just a great fit and the look:


We wear it often and excessively and even the best pieces will degrade over time.  As such, it needs to be able to allow for repairs but also changes in your body type in order to keep the coat wearable for as long as possible. At least that’s my idea of sustainability.


Bespoke Tailoring: Old-school, not Old-fashioned

Every step of the bespoke process for an overcoat, coat or suit, takes place at my workshop in Berlin - from taking measurements to pattern-making right through to placing it into its new owners' hands.


The first step is to meet for an informal conversation to discuss your vision in terms of style, colour, and fabric and create a rough sketch of what the finished result might look like.


Once you’ve decided on a suitable fabric from a wide selection from many of the world’s best mills, I take all necessary body measurements and create your individual bespoke pattern. Now finally the making process of the bespoke garment begins.

Over the course of several fittings - starting with the torso (including details like pocket shape, collar shape, buttons, and linings), then sleeve options, and all other design elements - I work with you to develop your very personal, unique bespoke overcoat.

Your Bespoke Overcoat - Craftsmenship from Berlin

Bespoke Tailoring Prices

The development and making of a handcrafted bespoke overcoat demands at least 60 hours of work. As fabric prices can vary so wildly, the prices you see below are only making costs (incl. 19% VAT). The price of fabric is not included in that price.


In response to growing demand, I also offer bespoke suits, jackets, and trousers. These products also require time and work, as all handcrafted goods do.



Bespoke Overcoat:    Making from €2600;  delivery time 3-4 weeks



Bespoke Three-Piece Suits:    Making from €3500; delivery time 4-6 weeks



Bespoke Jacket:    Making from €2400; delivery time 3-4 weeks


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