Ledbury Lab: The Gates Shirt Jacket

Ledbury Lab: The Gates Shirt Jacket

When we acquired a century old shirtmaker in 2015, we also inherited the storied history and ephemera of Creery Custom Shirtmakers. Creery served as Richmond’s custom shirtmaker since 1907, and we have the shirt patterns of past presidents and a vast pattern archive to prove it. The operation also employed many colorful characters throughout the...
March 01, 2018 — Molly Szkotak
Photography by Olivia Siegel

Iron & Ash Furniture: Elevate the Craft

The residents of Asheville are a healthy mix of natives and transplants — Brandon Skupski of Iron & Ash Furniture is one of the many who have landed in the Asheville mountains with utmost intention. Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Asheville is praised for its buzzing beer scene, outdoor sport...
August 20, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Throwback: Vintage Volvo

Throwback: Vintage Volvo

The iconic, boxy silhouette. Their impeccable safety record. There’s a lot to love about a Volvo, and their power to inspire intense nostalgia is pretty magical. We’ve been fans of the Swedish-made automaker at Ledbury HQ for quite some time. Our CMO has owned a record six Volvo’s in his lifetime and wouldn’t consider buying...
July 12, 2016 — Molly Szkotak
Our Master Patternmaker

Our Master Patternmaker

“In 1907 we became part of a tradition already centuries old… the tradition of fashioning each shirt for the man who wears it. Styles of course do change, but now, as then, the skill and exacting standards of our craft furnish rewarding investments for the man whose tastes and appearance merit special consideration.” - Richmond...
May 13, 2016 — Kelly Murphy
Gotta Have Soul: KREWE du optic

Gotta Have Soul: KREWE du optic

Take a few steps down Royal Street in the daylight, and you’re sure to see street performers, palm readers with crystal balls, or even a woman playing the baddest electric violin cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Amongst the bustle, we sought out a like-minded brand with a minimal yet impactful presence in “The...
March 03, 2016 — Mel Calabro
Video: The Ledbury Workshop

Video: The Ledbury Workshop

Last fall, we opened our very own bespoke workshop right here in Richmond, VA as our way to get elbows deep into the century-old practice of shirtmaking. In this video, our co-founders Paul Trible and Paul Watson discuss what it means to make shirts in Virginia and the importance of seeing the product made firsthand....
Interview: W&P Design

Interview: W&P Design

You might know W&P Design for their Mason Shaker, or perhaps for their ubiquitous Carry On Cocktail Kit. A Virginia-born brand based in Brooklyn, this duo has turned simple food and beverage products into some of today’s most popular designs. We sat down with one half of the founding partners, Eric Prum, and their Head...
February 08, 2016 — Kelly Murphy
A Life Rooted in Craftsmanship

A Life Rooted in Craftsmanship

Custom boat builders are becoming increasingly difficult to find, particularly in the Chesapeake Bay area. Despite the trade significantly falling off throughout the years, Steve Zimmerman followed his passion for boat building and built a successful, growing business along the way. After a bold move of deferring his acceptance to UVA’s law school, Steve headed...
October 02, 2015 — Mel Calabro

Bikes, Boats, and Vespas: The Commonwealth Collection

When we opened The Ledbury Workshop, we knew it was our chance to truly get our hands dirty, roll up our sleeves (literally and figuratively), and learn more about the craft of custom shirtmaking. It’s a rare opportunity to gain knowledge on a centuries old trade and a challenge to do something analog in a...
American-Made: The Ledbury Workshop

American-Made: The Ledbury Workshop

As we always said, it all began with a shirt. When we first set out to make shirts, we wanted to create a product of superior quality with an exceptional fit. In the past six years since our launch in 2009, we believe we have accomplished just that along with fleshing out a full collection...