GRAY No. 26

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The fitting lounge at Portland’s Wildwood & Company features the work of local craftsmen and artists, including a large Oregon black walnut table by Makers Woodworks. Bolts of fabrics from the world’s preeminent mills, such as Holland & Sherry, are displayed library style on walnut built-in shelves constructed by Mark Pendergrass, complete with a rolling ladder.

jacket required A former New York City attorney brings bespoke tailoring to Portland. Written by STACY KENDALL : Photographed by DANIEL G. COLE

THEY SAY YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN, but Joseph Mueller left Oregon 15 years ago for college and then a New York law firm— and then returned to settle down in Portland in 2010. He brought with him a penchant for the bespoke suits he’d enjoyed in his Gotham days, but he couldn’t find a reliable source for handmade custom suiting. The places he did find “take your measurements in the store and send them to a factory to merely tweak a block pattern. The nuances of the human body are much more complex than that,” says Mueller. »


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