Why the Founders Suit?
There's one question I've been asked hundred of times over the years since I started Peau de Loup in 2012 - where are the suits!?
It's an item we've dreamed of releasing since we first launched our company seven years ago. This dream partially came to fruition in 2015 when we became the first company to dress an entire women’s national team on the soccer pitch in a suit. We heard the demand, we imagined the look. For various reasons we weren’t ready to launch; big dreams take time to come true. After years of hard work behind the scenes - countless samples, edits, fittings - we are proud to (finally) launch PDL's Founders Suit.
I always wanted a suit to let me be myself, but I could never find the perfect one. There was always a catch. I found suits with a great fit, but no pockets. Suits with pockets, but the fabric was a horrible polyester material. The list goes on. I always knew what I wanted but I could never find it. Frustrated but not defeated, it’s finally here.
The Founders Suit is predominantly made with cotton for breathability and 2% spandex to allow fluid movement. The inside is different than most jackets. Rather than lining the jacket, we bound each seam. We didn't make a magic one-size-fits-all jacket. Instead, we made an easy seam system so your tailor can quickly fit the suit to your needs without breaking the bank. The trouser is made to accommodate your hips, the legs are tapered and cropped because who doesn’t love a cropped pant with an Oxford?
I mentioned pockets earlier, so of course, we had to include proper pockets! The jacket has two patch pockets and the trousers have four pockets total - two slash pockets on each side and two on the back. How do you like them pockets?
We think it's classy enough to wear to a business meeting yet casual enough to dress with jeans to your next night out. We kept our PDL branding off to the side to let you star in your own suit. We made sure the fabric we used is up-cycled, just like our much-loved button shirts. Keep in mind that using up-cycled fabric means our supply is inherently limited. We only have a few of each colour, so get them while they're here!
We sure hope you love our new suits as much as we do! Tag us and let us know all the places you and your Peau de Loup go.
P.S. We started this little company with a lot of love and a whole bunch of helping hands.(too many to name in this collection) so I named this collection after the crew that has made this entire venture possible.