THE LIMATUS STORYDEVIN CASTLETON, FOUNDER
hen visiting the Limatus Bespoke showroom, which is quietly tucked away in the basement of the historic and immaculate Roosevelt Library, one might find it quite odd that Limatus Bespoke began in a place so drastically different. A dramatic departure from the elegant trappings of our current location, our story began in a shop that sits on the corner of one of the busiest, noisiest, bustling thoroughfares in the massive urban jungle that is Bangkok, Thailand.
As a wide-eyed 19-year-old volunteer from rural Idaho living in Bangkok, I was excited about the prospect of getting my very first custom, tailor-made suit. My dad wore suits and dress clothes every day as a lawyer and a judge, so I always had an affinity for dressing up and I was eager to begin my own collection. What I was expecting was a nice, tailored suit at a Bangkok price. What I was not expecting was an experience that would eventually change not only the way I thought about dress clothes, but the way I thought about business.
‘m an old, take-it-easy kind of soul who often feels like a fish out of water in our fast-paced, rather impersonal world. Of course, I appreciate the conveniences of modern-day advancements, but any time I am afforded an experience in which I can take my time to create something extra special in collaboration with others is one in which I relish. Time, attention to detail, a creative process, personalization, unparalleled customer service…these things used to be the norm in life, but today they are luxuries. One of the greatest luxuries I recently experienced was working with Limatus Bespoke to make my newest suit, The Ellie.
As a creative professional, my life and my career are both very outside-of-the-box. My personal life and my professional life are deeply intertwined, because my work is an extension of who I am as an individual and what’s inspiring my imagination in the moment. I don’t have a separate work wardrobe and home wardrobe, I have one that is comprehensive, and it has to suit every need from photoshoots, to client meetings, to special events, to production sets, to board rooms, and more. I needed a suit that showed some personality, that was authentic and individual, but that was also timeless and wearable year-round.
MAKERS & CREATORSFALL/WINTER 2019
Every suit custom-made by Limatus Bespoke is designed by its wearer, and each piece always bears its own story. Discover Limatus Bespoke’s Fall/Winter 2019 campaign, Makers & Creators, featuring forward-thinking, design-oriented professionals in San Antonio. Included within the campaign are limited edition items that each maker and creator conceptualized and produced in collaboration with the Limatus team, in celebration of the art of craft.
5 REASONS TO INVEST IN QUALITY CLOTHING
Luxury is perhaps one of the most misunderstood elements of modern life. It’s often assumed to be something reserved only for the wealthy and elite, but those who make that assumption escape the entire purpose of luxury– something that is actually afforded to anyone who truly understands its value, particularly when it comes to clothing. High-end, premium quality clothing should not be viewed as merely an indulgence, but rather a very deliberate investment in yourself. Here are our five reasons why we suggest investing in quality clothing at Limatus Bespoke…
What a bride or groom wears on their wedding day is considered among the most sacred and ceremonious clothing in our culture. Limatus Bespoke profiled five couples who chose The Limatus Experience for their customized ever-after ensembles, each telling the tales of how their tuxedos and suits played starring roles in their own love stories.
THE DESIGN TEAM
Behind every piece of clothing created at Limatus Bespoke is a team member with a passion for people, their stories, and the dreams they hope to achieve in their personally styled garments. Meet James Castro, Tessa Moss and Nicole Abrego, the designers behind San Antonio’s award-winning bespoke experience.