WELCOME TO FERREIRA
WE ARE PASSIONATE AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS WITH A DEDICATION TO UTAH AND IT’S COMMUNITIES.
WE AIM TO PROVIDE THE GREATEST EUROPEAN CUSTOM TAILORING EXPERIENCE TO SALT LAKE AND SURROUNDING AREAS.
'A FAMILY OF ARTISANS'
To understand our philosophy we need to provide a little back story: the name Ferreira comes from a noble family of artisans, one of the oldest in Europe. The family’s origin is the Iberian peninsula (Portugal & Spain), the name declared the proud trade of a blacksmith. You may notice the similarity to other prominent family names “Ferrera” or “Ferrari”, the kinship that links these names is the same old-world ideology that drive an intense attention to detail; striving for superior craftsmanship.
We feel there is something about the long-standing quality craftsmanship of our ancestors that appeals to our core as humans. What is it that draws you to the past? For us, there is the draw of those that devoted their lives to honing their craft. We feel, that we haven’t completely outgrown their knowledge and processes with mankind's technological advancements. The quality and devotion plied by hands of masters in their respective trades, and an approach that we feel places quality above quantity. This is our philosophy. The idea that, because there are so many goods in the market that are created to be disposable, some things deserve to be approached in a non-disposable way. We want to create for you items of exceptional and lasting quality - something of greater value. Because of our approach and our adherence to the art of tailoring - we are the only true European custom tailoring shop in Salt Lake City.
All artisans want to pick the best medium possible for whatever it is that they are making, so it would make sense that we feel that “Everything starts with the fabric”! Long before your initial consultation your clothing’s journey has begun. Our fabrics are made with the best fibers in the world; from farms in Australia or New Zealand to the Mountains of the Andes or the Yorkshire region, we have scoured the world to find the best fabrics. Your wardrobe personalization starts with a choice of over 5,000 exclusive fabrics. You can choose based on fabric weight and style to customize it to whatever your needs may be; be it winter, summer, the weekend, or a custom wedding suit. You can then move on to whether you want a full or half-canvas suit coat, pick your suit coat lining, and add further customization’s to make your clothing truly one-of-a-kind.
Ferreira started in Porto, Portugal where Eduardo’s mother was a seamstress – dressmaker and his father was a banker. Eduardo cultivated his passion for fashion – more specifically tailoring. “Arriving at the level of English and Italian Tailor’s was not easy” He says. It took studying at the Spanish School of Tailoring in Barcelona and had the opportunity to learn from one of the best Portuguese tailors in Porto, Portugal, Carlos Fernandes. Living and working in 6 countries, and multiple continents. His lifelong education ultimately brought him to Salt Lake City, UT. “After living in 6 different countries, 4 continents, Salt Lake City is by far my favorite. Nowhere in the world will you find more kind and giving people than Salt Lake City.” Eduardo’s style is influenced by the timeless traditions of European tailoring. These influences are seen throughout Ferreira’s offering. A canvassed suit coat as compared to one that is fully fused and a thinner shoulder pad to improve the outline and maintain a balanced silhouette. He has taken the lessons learned from successfully launching his fashion line and custom made clothing range in 2008, and brought that to creating custom suits that exude elegance, personal style, and functionality. Eduardo has the soul of an old-world artisan, fixated on ensuring excellence throughout your entire experience.