Customized Made-in-USA Shirts by Ratio

Button-downs crafted from a new Japanese fabric featuring multi-colored specks woven throughout

Off-the-rack is so passé. Denver-based Ratio Clothing offers quality custom-made shirts at a fair price, all the while keeping manufacturing in a North Carolina factory—a union shop where employees earn a living wage. Fill out a brief survey to determine your best size (including whether you’ll wear the shirt tucked or untucked), then select your choice of collar, cuffs, placket, pocket and buttons. Their newest …

How Bloodroot Blades Forges Knives From Scrap Metal

The first episode of Bloomberg Pursuits’ new digital series “Made” goes inside the workspace of David Van Wyk and Luke Snyder—the duo behind Bloodroot Blades—who are forging luxury, custom knives deep in the heart of Georgia. But unlike any other blades on the market, these knives are cut from scrap metal the two craftsmen find in junkyards and auto yards—from an old Chevy suspension spring …

Laurie Lee Custom Leather

Refreshing vintage jackets (and Stan Smiths) with handpainted typography and a dash of humor

As a statement leather jacket that’s more personable than something straight off the rack, London-based Laurie Lee’s one-of-a-kind pieces are an enticing option. She transforms quality vintage leather jackets found in secondhand stores and paints them with humorous sayings reserved for the bold, like “Potatoes Gonna Potate” and “Total Douchebag.” Due to their unique nature, jackets will set you back more than a couple hundred …