by Stephen Garner

Philadelphia-based custom clothier Commonwealth Proper (CMMP) has opened a new Los Angeles showroom.

The brand’s first West Coast location – and fourth showroom to date – CMMP DTLA is located in the heart of Los Angeles’ revitalized Arts District in Downtown LA.

“As far as we’re concerned, LA is the new style capital of the world, and we’re thrilled to become a part of the scene here,” said Craig Arthur von Schroeder, founder of CMMP. “We also couldn’t ask for a more fitting spot for our showroom. Formerly the legendary punk club, Al’s Bar -– essentially the CBGBs of the West Coast – the space still pulses with the same raw, renegade energy.”

The appointment-only, 750 square-foot showroom offers CMMP’s full range of custom services, including suiting, shirting, and outerwear, as well as carry the brand’s ready-to-wear collection, “much of which,” adds Schroeder, “is made just a short walk from the new shop. Gotta love that.”

Founded in Philadelphia in 2008, and named after the progressive tailors who introduced labor unions to the city in the 1800s, the company’s custom and ready-to-wear garments are still made the old-fashioned way, in the United States, and boast peerless fit, fabrication, and materials. Commonwealth Proper clothing can be purchased via, or the brand’s showrooms in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and now Los Angeles.