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Bespoke San Antonio clothier unbuttons new boutique at the Pearl
The Pearl development is welcoming a fitting San Antonio business into its fold.
Opening to the public Saturday, October 16 is local custom clothing company Limatus Bespoke, which will be located in a 1,500-square-foot boutique space at the new Oxbow building at Pearl, at 1803 Broadway St.
Limatus Bespoke, which was founded in 2000 and also maintains a Southtown location at 311 Roosevelt Ave., is the creation of Devin Castleton, who had designs on creating a custom clothier in San Antonio akin to specialty shops he visited while living abroad. The result is a custom clothing company that emphasizes a, well, bespoke fashion experience.
Hardly cut from the same cloth as other fashion boutiques, Limatus Bespoke (“Limatus” is Latin for “refined” and “bespoke” refers to clothing made from scratch) empowers customers to choose the fabric, fit, and design of their pieces, with the goal of creating a personalized style and fit that is unique to each patron.
Limatus Bespoke makes suits, shirts, pants, jackets, vests, coats, and skirts according to each customer’s precise measurements, and during its tenure has dressed a number of notable San Antonians, from musician Doc Watkins and chef Steve McHugh to Greater: SATX president and CEO Jenna Saucedo-Herrera and even The Bachelorette contestant Mike Johnson.
“When we started Limatus Bespoke, we did it with a very direct intent to build a company that did not solely focus on the bottom line, but could promote our values, like expressing individuality and creativity, supporting and championing other local businesses that build our community, and ultimately add to the character of San Antonio,” founder Castleton says. “Pearl aligns with our values and we are fortunate to be part of the community and thrilled to begin our next chapter.”
Fashionistas interested in dressing to the nines with Limatus Bespoke’s help can start the process by booking an appointment with one of the boutique’s stylists, who then take more than 20 body measurements with specialized tools while learning customers’ style preferences and wardrobe needs. Then the design wizards get to work, and four to five weeks later, customers are called back in for a 30-minute fitting so Limatus Bespoke can make any needed alterations.
Limatus Bespoke also offers tailoring services and custom wedding apparel.
After its October 16 launch, Limatus Bespoke at Pearl will be open Monday through Saturday 10 am-6 pm and Sunday noon-5 pm. For more information about Limatus Bespoke or to book a private appointment, visit limatusbespoke.com.