Dapper by Appointment Only

Alton Lane

Rachael Abrams  |  Photos by Matt Reynolds. Photo by Shayna Fontana
December 18, 2013

Named after a stylish street in London, Alton Lane, located in Rosewood Court, is decked out in Timothy Oulton’s manly leather furniture and dotted with British decor. The by-appointment-only men’s clothier is CEO Colin Hunter and co-founder Peyton Jenkin’s impressive attempt to give men the opportunity to dress  in a stylish and sophisticated fashion — and enjoy doing so. “I wanted it to feel like a home,” Hunter says. Peruse fabric swatches while relaxing in the lounge areas: the bar room, Texas game room, Kensington room or a private room that opens through a secret door disguised by bookshelves. But perhaps the most impressive aspect of Alton Lane — aside from the readily available Scotch — is that suits, blazers and shirts are custom-made with the help of a 3-D body scanner that takes precise measurements in 30 seconds. No follow-up tailoring-tweaking necessary. “We draft the pattern unique to you,” Hunter says. “It’s not just the fabric — it’s the stitching, collar and pocket — every aspect of a shirt is totally customized.” And the same goes for suiting. Customers choose from woolen blends and cashmere to Dormeuil’s woven, light aquaplan fabric (tip: wine rolls right off it) — in a wide range of color variation. Custom shirts $89 to $500; suits $595 to $10,000; Alton Lane, 2101 Cedar Springs Road #120, 214.965.0114; altonlane.com.