Having your clothing and accessories custom made is the apex of individual style. Owning something that has been crafted exclusively and completely for you feels amazing and should be treated as such.
This is the same point interior designers make about investing in custom pieces for the home. Tom Konopiots and Michael Stornello – principals of the high-end interiors studio Vincere in Chicago – are believers of the bespoke (used the British way, naturally). They always feature tailor-made pieces in their projects—be it a model apartment at The Residences at 900, or a pied-et-terre on the Sunset Strip in LA. Passionate about scale and elegance playing nice with functionality and livability, the pair create the kind of interiors that look sophisticated and feel approachable. Deciding what to splurge on in the custom realm is usually obvious (everything), but not entirely practical. We asked the Vincere gents to give us insight into which custom elements are worth investing in and why so you can let the regret melt away. In the following slides, you can read their insights.