"An unrivalled Master Tailor: To not only cut the supreme discipline in men’s bespoke tailoring (the tailcoat), but also to interpret it in a classical yet novel way, requires a true Master Tailor as well as an artist possessing courage, empathy and imagination. Especially as this particular garment was to be the first piece of clothing that this tailor was planning to create for a man that places very high demands on his wardrobe.
Having found Ruth Sprenger, makes me all the more pleased, as she is not only a Master Tailor, but also an artist, who strives for perfection in this noble garment – her professional standards have proven to be even higher than mine.
Having started with the selection of the Italian cloth, moving on to the cut inspired by Marlene Dietrich, up until the minute details, it has been an exhilirating journey. The crowning end of which was a masterly unique piece of clothing that not only impressed me, but my wife as well.
Another special feature is the colour of the cloth: where midnight blue was preferred to the more obvious classic black. This will lend the tailcoat its subtle shades of colour, depending on the altering of the natural light during the day – its reflection on the cloth will change accordingly, giving the tailcoat a very precious appearance.
I feel honoured to be able to call this unique piece of garment my own – and what is an even greater honour, to wear this tailcoat at my wedding (and beyond).”