Capra & Cavelli

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Capra & Cavelli 

Premier Austin clothing for men and women.

Our main store, called The Midtown, is located at 35th Street & Jefferson. We have over 4,600 square feet of sportswear for him & her as well as a full selection of suits and sport coats from the likes of Canali, Hickey Freeman, Hugo Boss, and Zanella.

We also have a shop in the lobby of the Downtown Hilton Hotel at 5th Street & Red River. At this location, we proudly offer an extensive selection of sportswear for both him & her, as well as a select collection of Estate jewelry and fine watches by Rolex, Omega, and Breitling.

We've been helping our customers look fantastic since 1995!  And we know exactly what you need to look your best in both Austin and elsewhere.  And with our in-house tailor shop, you can be sure everything will fit beautifully.  Come on by and let us introduce you to an exceptional shopping experience.

We are just a short drive from San Antonio. So when you simply need premier men's clothing, you can easily visit us. Click here for maps to either of our two locations when driving from San Antonio.

Don't have time for a drive to Austin? No problem. We offer complementary delivery to any San Antonio address.

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We're flattered to have been recognized by "Esquire Magazine" as one of the top 100 clothing stores in America. We've also have been named by the "Austin American Statesman" as the A-List: Best Men's Clothing Store.


Men's Clothing - Midtown

Our philosophy at Capra & Cavelli has always been to focus on American and European designers that offer a unique perspective, high quality, and good value. We continually search the market for designers that complement our philosophy and the Austin life style.

These are just a few of the renowned men's designers you'll find at Capra & Cavelli's Midtown location.


Men's Designers

Clothing Dress Shirts Neckwear Shoes Sportswear
Canali Azzure Altea Bruno Magli AG
Hickey Freeman Andrew J Carrot & Gibbs Donald Pliner Agave
Jack Victor Stenstrom Nicholson Santoni Alberto
Ted Baker   Robert Jensen Wolverine Circle of Gentlemen
Manzoni   Robert Talbott   Culturata
6 East       Good Man
Zanella       Sand

Women's & Men's Clothing - Downtown Hilton Lobby

Capra & Cavelli has established a national reputation as the preeminent source of exceptional clothing for men and women.  At our Hilton location we offer great men's casualwear by Lucky Brand, Thomas Dean, Luchiano Visconte, and shoes by Bed Stu and Olukai.  While our lady's shop emphasizes Austin casual dress and local designed jewelry.

Women's Designers

Big Buddha Melissa Blaque Label
Brighton ALO Yoga Renaur
Georg Roth Tart Sikara
Hanky Panky Luii Olukai

Watches & Jewelry - Downtown Hilton Lobby

We have a unique and ever changing collection of fine European Estate jewelry at our Downtown Hilton location.  Additionally, we have a wonderful selection of better wristwatches by such craftsmen as Rolex, Omega, and Breitling.


The team of professionals at Capra & Cavelli possesses a depth of experience unparalleled in Austin men's fashion. Our commitment to delivering the highest level of personalized service never wavers. Nor does our belief in the importance of customer relationships. We're from Austin and we know what it takes to look good here.

Kenneth Miller - Midtown
Kenneth has been with Capra & Cavelli from the beginning. Orginally, from New York City, Ken has worked in the men's clothing business for most of his adult life. Ken is a big fan of jazz, is a father of four and a grandfather.

"Ken is amazing. I'm 30 years old and still very much a t-shirt and jeans guy, at home and at work. I needed to look great for a spring fling (buying only my 2nd suit ever), and Ken did the job right. Truly great experience and reasonably priced for the quality. I'll be back!"  Matthew H. from Yelp

"I was blown away at what a gentleman Ken is and how knowledgeable he is with everything regarding men's clothing.  It was great to see how a perfectly fitting suit can boost a man's confidence.  Seriously, I was impressed and turned on by it."  Caroline M. from Yelp

Kenneth is off on Wednesday.
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Sandy Gist - Hilton

Sandy is our ladies clothing specialist and buyer. She has been working in the Austin better ladies clothing business for over 20 years and joined Capra & Cavelli about 10 years ago. Sandy's warm personality and experienced eye will keep you coming back to Capra & Cavelli. You will find her at the Midtown store on Mondays and the rest of the week at our lovely hotel boutique off the lobby of the Hilton Hotel. Sandy supports and encourages local Austin businesses and looks forward to your patronage at the locally owned Capra & Cavelli.  Sandy enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, baking, and the Austin lifestyle.  

"Was staying at a hotel dntn. Planning a wedding and wanted a nice suit. They recommended Capra & Caveli. Hit one outta the park. Ken and Sandy took the time to show me some nice materials to put together. While Sandy gave me a much needed female perspective. Now I know happy wife, happy life!!! Thanks Capra!!!"  Eric V. from Yelp

"I thought it was a hotel gift store and much to our surprise this turned out to be a wonderful boutique clothing store that had a wide variety of clothing and was well stocked. Sandy was an amazing resource and we stopped in twice during our stay to shop."  Mary G. from Yelp

Sandy is off on Tuesday.
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Brad Pharr - Hilton
Brad has been assisting Austin men with their clothing needs since 1979. He previously owned his own neckwear business, and his background extends into all facets of menswear, including sales, management, and custom clothing. Brad is married with 3 great kids and is a huge UT fan. He cycles, plays golf, and loves being with his family.
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Rene Rodriguez - Fine Jewelry & Watches - Hilton
Rene has been with Capra & Cavelli from the begining, and in the jewelry and watch business for over 25 years. He is an avid flyer, horologist (watch guy), and father of twins. If you want to know what's happening in Austin, Rene is the one to call.
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Buddy Estrella - Midtown
Buddy has over a decade of experience in custom clothing, and owned his own retail shops in Austin and Midland. He has a proven ability in wardrobe creation and prides himself on exceptional client care.  Buddy and his wife have a son at Texas A&M University. Buddy enjoys wakeboarding, motocross, auto sports, snow skiing, and family related activity.  One of Buddy’s passions is serving clients via “One on One” appointments in the comfort of their home or office.

“I welcome the opportunity to present our extensive collection of fine fabrics for custom tailoring, our ready to wear suits, sport coats, formalwear, and slacks, as well as our seasonally adjusted sportswear, shoes, and accessories.” Buddy Estrella

"I was treated with much respect and was able to get everything and more for what I wanted to get. I loved working with Buddy the sales rep as he taught me more about my suit, the fashion, and his passion in the industry." Flynt G. from Yelp"

"I would definitely recommend C&C for their selection, and Buddy Estrella as the best damn clothier I've had the pleasure of working with."  Brandon T. from Yelp

Buddy is off on Monday.
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Victor Celania - Midtown
Victor has 18 years in the menswear business. He has an expansive knowledge of custom fitting, men's fabrics, fit and style. Imparting confidence and trust in his clients is his number one priority. Along with clothing he is a swing dancer and jazz drummer; leading two swing bands in Austin. He looks forward to having you look and feel your best!

"I'm a busy professional who doesn't enjoy or have much time for clothes shopping.  Victor really made it convenient by bringing a few outfits by my office for me to check out.  He has a great eye for men's fashion and I was very pleased with the results." Mark F. from Yelp

Victor is off on Thursday.
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Custom Clothing

Sure, we have rack after rack of impeccable clothing at Capra & Cavelli's Midtown location.  But more and more of our customers prefer to go the custom route, providing them with an even greater array of styles and colors.  Our staff has over 100 years combined experience in fitting custom clothing.

Our custom clothing specialists can guide you through custom shirts made from the finest Swiss and Italian two-ply fabrics in Super 100s, 110s, 120s, 140s, and 160s, from exceptional mills such as Albini, Testa, and Thomas Mason.  Our custom suits and sportcoats include legendary designers such as Canali, Hickey Freeman, Trands, and Jack Victor, using Super 100s, 120s, and 150s wools, cashmere, linen, alpaca, and silk.  All from the very finest Italian mills like Loro Piana, E.Thomas, Cerruti 1881, Piacenza,  and Barbera.

We hope you'll take a moment to give us a call to discuss the many options in fabrics and designs that are open to you. And yes, you're always welcome to buy off the rack, as well.

Hickey Freeman

Tailoring & Alterations

Some say tailoring is a lost art. Well, it's found a home at Capra&Cavelli. We have our own tailor shop in the store and offer alterations for men and women.  Walk-ins are always welcome.

"On top of that, Julie was incredible by getting my suit tailored to my unusual figure. I couldn't be happier with her professional work and knowledge to get the suit looking exactly how I needed to look. I'll be sure to come here for my next suit." Flint G. from Yelp

Home & Office Fittings

Deadlines, meetings, exercise, kids, household projects--We know you're busy, so we'll make this really quick:

We'll be happy to bring Capra&Cavelli right to your home or office. Just contact us at (512) 450-1919 to schedule an appointment. Everything that's available in our store, we bring right to your door.

Midtown - Main Location

3500 Jefferson St #110
Austin, Texas 78731
phone:  (512) 450-1919
fax:       (512) 454-7813

Monday-Friday 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday Noon - 4 pm



Downtown - Hilton Lobby

509 East Fifth Street
Austin, Texas 78701
phone:  (512) 477-2020
fax:       (512) 477-2027

Monday-Wed 10am-6pm
Thursday-Sat 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-2pm



Helpful Hints

Stop by the corner of 35th & Jefferson any day, and the crew at Capra is sure to have a timely tip on tying a bowtie, making the perfect margarita, or where to take out-of-town guests.

Helpful Pointers
How to Properly Tie a Tie (pdf)
Pointers on Putting Together an Outfit (pdf)

Because You Asked
Ever Wondered How a Shirt is Made?
Andrew J Dress Shirts Wine & Coffee Stain Test

From Our 'Dressing Better' Series
Corporate Casual (pdf)
Cashmere Facts (pdf)
Leather Care & You (pdf)
A Formal Review of Formal Wear (pdf)
Closet Consciousness (pdf)
Wrinkle-Free Packing Made Easy (pdf)

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