"I cannot, at this point, imagine my life without it. It has been my tuxedo when I needed such, and then again my blanket. It has held me up when i was weary, and stood alone when I was gone. "
E. Voyles, Austin, TX
Each Savas piece comes only by custom order and requires three personal fitting appointments before completion. Yarborough performs the work as an alchemist, selecting the hides and colors from her treasure chests that best suit each client, whether he’s dipping into a gold dust sunset, riding a dark lost highway, or wandering through a Moroccan blue souk.
Collaboration on such bespoke pieces is essential—the work must breathe with the soul. Hidden pockets to hold ancient totems, metals placed like Arabian armor, and soft embroidery sewn like Persian tapestry set the edge. But it’s the cut of the sleeve, the seam along the torso, the tattoo hidden beneath the interior silk that best hint about what the wearer loves—or pursues.
Everything is hand-cut and hand-sewn in studio over 70 hours of work.
Made to Measure is a chance to capture one of the styles that Yarborough reaches for time and again in her own life—tailored perfectly for those whose busy lives prohibit them from the time requirement of multiple fitting appointments and deep-dive style selections.
Made-to-measure pieces are made quicker than a bespoke piece, requiring the client only to select a favorite style, complete one fitting, and choose personal touches from our treasure trove of metals, linings and embroideries located on-site at the shop.
“The fit, finish and appointments are amazing. The leather on the black jacket is so soft and supple it’s a joy to wear. My biggest challenge is deciding which jacket to wear each day. It’s exciting to know that these works of art will only get better over time.”
- D. M., Detroit, MI
The millennia-old art of chain-stitch embroidery imbues each jacket with the final element of personal meaning. It’s the elusive detail on the interior that is known only to the wearer.
From private sentiments to humorous memories, the client’s own desires are translated stitch by stitch in each jacket’s lining.