Tell us a little bit about your business.
We are gentlemen rebels. Since 2008, that’s who Commonwealth Proper has made clothing for. Men with their own personal style, who demand a tailored fit and unparalleled quality. Men who appreciate subtle details. The hungry young professionals. The established gentlemen. If that sounds like you, welcome. You’ve found your people. Your fellow refined roughriders. For the past 10 years, we’ve made all of our clothing in the United States. And our clothing has made our clients look sharp, trim, and proper. It’ll do the same for you.
We’re based in Philadelphia with a showroom in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
We call our band of tailors, designers, and stylists, “Commonwealth Proper,” aka “CMMP.” Where does our name come from? In the 1800s, Philadelphia was the country’s garment production and style epicenter. The term “Commonwealth” pays homage to a group of progressive Philadelphia tailors who founded a labor union to improve working conditions. Their credo: “That is the most perfect government in which an injury to one is the concern of all.” We at CMMP believe in the collective good and our company is run that way. The term “Proper” denotes our belief that men’s clothing, above all else, should fit properly. You can sacrifice a lot of things related to clothing, but fit is not one of them.
We’ve come to find that we care about fit and quality more than anyone in the industry. Indeed, a firm commitment to our brand’s high standards is what binds us together. So finding the best designers, tailors, and fabric – to deliver exceptional clothing – continues to be a relentless pursuit for us. That’s why our clients, who now span the globe, keep coming back. If you haven’t been in our showroom yet, we invite you to come for a whiskey.
What makes your work unique?
We make everything in the USA. We source deadstock, vintage, and other rare, one-of-a-kind fabrics as part of our “Hand-Picked” collection. We also collaborate with artists to create seasonal jacket linings.
What is your ideal client like?
Individuals with their own personal style, who demand a tailored fit and unparalleled quality. Those who appreciate subtle details. The hungry young professionals. The established gentlemen. People that don’t want to look like the person next to them, but stand out in their own unique and personalized way.
What designers and styles do you carry?
Everything we sell is our own brand – Commonwealth Proper. It’s all made in the USA by heart and hand using old world techniques.
Do clients need an appointment?
Appointments are highly recommended so that we can provide private attention to each client.