Suiting fabrics from the finest mills in the world styled after French and Italian clothiers and perfected over eight generations of bespoke crafting.
Half Canvas construction quite literally extends from the padded shoulder to about halfway down the jacket body. This allows for a robust and well-shaped shoulder structure - a very important part of a well-fitting jacket - and also ensures the jacket tapers elegantly towards the waist.
Because it requires considerably less work than Full Canvas, Half Canvas is a more affordable option while still providing much-needed structure. It will feel noticeably more robust, comfortable, and will be better-fitting than a suit without canvas, but is also lighter and less structured than a Full Canvas - however, with that said, many customers actually prefer the lighter weight and less-structured feel of Half Canvas.
At Kalypso Couture, we believe that suits should be just like the people who wear them – completely unique, not generic or mass-produced. Our custom tailored suits are expertly hand-cut to your exact dimensions, so you can look great whatever your body type.
We have been handcrafting suits the same way the French initially taught our tailors in the 1800s. Shoulder sleeves are cut with a gentle forward curve to conform to the natural curve of your shoulders, while the sleeves echo the bend of your arm. Our master tailors hand-fit the shoulder pad to the armhole to ensure a perfect shape. Canvas Construction makes the suit soft, supple, and sculpted for a long life of supreme performance; just place the suit on a hanger and wrinkles will disappear.
Our elegant suiting fabrics have been pre-shrunk by hand to provide unmatched softness and comfort. Once you put on a Kalypso Couture suit for the first time, the difference is noticed immediately. The suit becomes a second skin and lies on your shoulders perfectly while following the natural contours of your body.
Every Kalypso Couture suit is hand-pressed and hand-stitched before delivery and ready to wear. All of these details create a European suit made for an American that looks and feels superior. This quality is evident in the way the suit feels on your shoulders, along your arms, and at your fingertips.