For you who are new acquaintances, let me introduce myself. I'm Karalee Tearney, owner and proprietress of La Pelleterie. I am the own who will work with you in creating your historical persona.
La Pelleterie is not a mass production business. We create patterns to fit your measurements. We do custom tailoring. We have outfitted hundreds of movie actors, rock stars, museum interpreters, living history site employees and thousands of individuals who enjoy living history re-enactments or "historically based shoots". Our garments are easily recognizable - - they look and wear the best! You can spot a La Pelleterie coat clear across the encampment!
Clothing from La Pelleterie is not cheap; it is a very wise investment. We do not stock one size fits all garments like our cheaper competitors who oversee home sewers here and there. You do not order from us a small, medium, or large. You order your size. We custom make every garment or footwear right here in our shop. We know our products' reliability because we have actually worn them year after year at historic shoots, encampments, and living history events. We both as tailors and participants know what we can do and expect from our garments.
I personally shop and buy all the fabric and leather to ensure top quality authenticity. I personally stretch, match, and cut the hides. My well-trained eye checks every seam, fringe, and fabric. Why? you ask. Because, your satisfaction is important to me. Our customers have made La Pelleterie what it is today. They wear our garments with pride!
I can assure you of first hand knowledge of the historical accuracy regarding the creation of your garment or moccasins. My staff and I work very closely to keep our techniques and workmanship consistent and the best. I will gladly assist you in deciding what garments and accessories to choose to become an 18th or 19th century character.
Fine craftsmanship as we provide take talent and time. Depending on the complexity of the item ordered, that may by some be considered a long time, but quality cannot be hurried and you deserve the best! We will try to work with you on custom orders the best we can, if delivery deadline is critical to your schedule, please let us know. We assure you that your patience and cooperation will be gratefully returned in the format of your La Pelleterie order and our mutual satisfaction of knowing that you purchased the finest. Our garments are the best and will enhance your image proudly.