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About Us

At Self-Made Couture we believe that the confident, self-reliant and ambitious person, aspires to achieve in life. We are here to help them do it in style. By taking the traditional suit making experience and improving the important aspects, Self-Made Couture has crafted a process that highlights an individuals' best features. Whether it is for work, a wedding or a social outing, our clients can be certain that they will receive a garment that is as one of a kind as they are. 

We are committed to bringing affordable luxury experiences through high end clothing that empowers and inspires.

About Our Founder

Brandon C. Chestnut, Founder and CEO of Self-Made Couture is the dapper entrepreneur that is known for displaying a sense of self-made esteem. Growing up in a single family household, in Indianapolis, Indiana, he had an athletic scholarship for basketball to Tennessee State University but chose to pursue an academic scholarship at Purdue University so he could be closer to his family.

While earning his Bachelor of Science in Marketing, he had the great fortune of pledging the first NU chapter line for Kappa Alpha Phi Fraternity Incorporated on Purdue’s campus in 5 years. Through his time at Purdue he also was involved in mentoring programs, business fraternities, and tutoring programs to help shape the next generation of minority leaders.

Upon graduation he went on to Cleveland State University where he earned his Master of Business Administration concentrated in International Business and Marketing. It was during his graduate school training that he had the rare opportunity to intern abroad in Shanghai, China at Dragon Media where he also found his love for custom suits. He graduated from graduate school with high honors and immediately started his own custom clothier company, through the connections he made with manufacturers around the world.

Now he and his wife (Co-Owner, Sydney Chestnut) have grown the company to luxury showrooms in Cleveland, Ohio and Seattle, Washington with a team of experts ready to help clients design themselves.

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