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Introducing Jamie, our new team member

By on August 7th, 2023

Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself?

A: I am a Denver native and lucky to have the majority of my family here. I went to the University of Arizona to study Business and Studio Art, then transferred to the Art Institute of Colorado where I earned my degree in Fashion Marketing and Management. I’ve always been into the arts which I think stemmed from international travels at a very young age. If you ask my family, they would say it is difficult to recall a time when I wasn’t into fashion and expressing myself through clothing.

Woman in business suit

Q: How did you get into the custom clothing world?

A: My entire career has been in luxury retail, everything from shoes to fine jewelry, however I recently felt a desire to get back into apparel. I believe my knowledge of manufacturing, sourcing, design, and experience in the custom world is well aligned with Bespoke Edge. As a Denver native, being a part of a small, locally owned business and contributing to a prosperous community is meaningful to me. In addition, with fast fashion being at the forefront of the industry for the past few decades, I love that bespoke clothing is working to do the opposite by providing individuals a more sustainable option that helps combat negative environmental impacts and waste. Even though purchasing a bespoke suit can certainly be considered an investment, I think our clients appreciate staple pieces that last longer, fit better and look better. At the end of the day, providing people with a positive experience and making them feel good is rewarding.

Jamie with white sunglasses on

Q: How would you explain your style?

A: I would say my style is chic but edgy. I gravitate toward pieces that are sophisticated but have an edgy component. If there is one brand that has always aligned with my personal aesthetic, it would be Saint Laurent – Parisian flair with a rock-and-roll edge. The timeless androgynous styles are a source of inspiration, incorporating both tailored suits with leather pieces that capture a hint of rebellion and glamour. I’m a fan of mixing lower end brands with designer brands. Basic, comfortable pieces exist as a staple in my wardrobe but I have loved mixing them with more fun pieces and accessories. My look can veer a bit tom-boyish at times as I am also inspired by streetwear designers such as Off-White. My personal aesthetic has its key elements but is always evolving.

Woman with pinstripe blazer

Q: What’s the style like these days in women’s suiting? (This can tie into your work on your own suit, or what you see as 2023 trends)

A: It’s about taking classic menswear tailoring and putting a twist on it to flatter a woman’s body. With women’s suiting the proportions can be totally different such as a cropped blazer with a wide-leg pant, or a longer oversized blazer paired with a skinny cigarette pant. It is all about experimenting but keeping one element of the look more fitted to avoid the clothing drowning your frame. I personally gravitate toward exaggerated, modern, and unexpected silhouettes in traditional suiting fabrics, weaves and patterns. The details can also be a lot more incorporating cut-outs, asymmetry, and unusual findings. I like to stay up to date with runway trends and am currently creating a navy pinstripe suit inspired by elements seen on the Ermanno Scervino Spring/Summer 2023 collection. Stay tuned!
Woman showing custom suit lining

Q: When you’re not measuring and styling clients, what do you enjoy doing outside of work?

A: I’m spending time with my pup Louie, a yorkie/shih-tzu mix. I have a home on Pole Creek Golf Course just past Winter Park where I spend a lot of time with family and friends. I enjoy skiing and love taking weekend trips to Aspen with friends or a getaway to the Alps, where I went to Kitzbühel in Austria last winter with my half-sister who lives in Munich. I enjoy traveling anytime I’m able to get away. I’m also a big Colorado Avalanche fan and have season tickets. Otherwise I’m winding down with a glass of wine, doing art, watching movies or going to concerts.