About C&C Sutlery and Spirit Horse Enterprises | Business Information

 

About Us

Our History:

C&C Sutlery has been in the Civil War and Indian War period clothing business since 1976 manufacturing all types of wool coats, wool jackets, wool vests, wool pants, cotton shirts, ladies dresses and more. C&C Sutlery can custom make wool and cotton period clothing to your specifications. All C&C Sutlery clothing is proudly MADE IN THE USA in the State of IDAHO.

Spirit Horse Enterprises began manufacturing modern day wool outdoor clothing in 2004 focusing on 'using' clothing for the outdoorsman and horseman. We offer custom-made clothing at 'off the rack' prices. Spirit Horse Enterprises carries High Country Plastics products, packing supplies, leather horse tack made in the USA, and more. We focus on offering products Made in the USA and specifically Made in Idaho. All Spirit Horse Enterprises clothing is proudly MADE IN THE USA in the State of IDAHO.

We pride ourselves in being 'Green' before it was even a concept as we have always used recycled shipping supplies.

Our Location and Contact Info:

We are located in Emmett, Idaho and we ship all over the world.

Contact us by
   +  Email:  info@ccsutlery.com
   +  Phone: 1-208-398-7279 Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM MOUNTAIN TIME
   +  Mail:
               C&C Sutlery
               2001 North Washington Avenue
               Emmett, Idaho 83617
 

C&C Sutlery In the News:

December 29, 2015: Emmett business clothes "The Hateful Eight"

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Zach Kyle: 208-377-6464 , @IDS_ZachKyle

C & C Sutlery supplied hundreds of items to the Tarantino movie’s production

Movie and TV orders augment C & C’s regular business from Civil War re-enactors

An Emmett company provided many items of clothing for the production, but the owner said he generally can’t tell from the finished product which items came from his company.

Most of the online orders for Civil War-era replica clothing and gear received by C & C Sutlery in Emmett come from Civil War re-enactors or museums and parks looking to outfit mannequins in Civil War exhibits.

But once in a while, owner Charles Lox receives orders from a different kind of deep-pocketed customer: costume and props teams for movies such as “The Hateful Eight,” auteur Quentin Tarantino’s blockbuster Western opening today across the Treasure Valley.

When movie production crews call, they generally clean out Lox’s shelves, provided he can ship the orders next-day air.

“If we can get it to them, they’ll take it all,” Lox said. “They are always in a hurry.”

In the film, a motley mix of eight dangerous characters hole up in a small Wyoming town during a blizzard following the Civil War. Kurt Russell plays a bounty hunter transporting a fugitive played by Jennifer Jason Leigh. Samuel L. Jackson also plays a bounty hunter. 

Lox said his business shipped hundreds of garments, including shell coats, pants and belts, to “The Hateful Eight” set in Telluride, Colo., as well as cartridge boxes and other props. 

Lox said he usually can’t tell which garments worn by actors in movies came from his shop.

“When you look at the movie, you might not recognize our merchandise because they really dirty it up,” Lox said. “And after that they probably throw it away.”

Lox was a Civil War re-enactor when he started the company in 1976 while living in Champaign, Ill. He was an avid Civil War re-enactor in those days, and he started supplementing the income he earned selling industrial supplies by setting up a tent at re-enacted battles full of Civil War clothing and replicas. 

Lox didn’t focus on sutlery full-time until he moved to Emmett in the mid 1990s. The Internet was just coming online as a retail outlet, allowing Lox to fill orders rather than sell at events. Today, he co-owns the business with his wife, Ellen Knapp. They employ two part-time workers and contract sewing work to five seamstresses in Emmett, Middleton and Boise.

 

December 30, 2015: Emmett business supplies costumes in new blockbuster movie

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By Jacob Melder

EMMETT, Idaho - Quentin Tarantino's latest blockbuster, “The Hateful Eight,” has a tie to the Treasure Valley thanks to an Idaho company that's been servicing big films for decades.

C & C Sutlery in Emmett creates replica clothes and tools for history buffs. From boots and buttons to caps and coats the sutlery is a treasure trove of civil war replicas. The company got its start while founder Charles Lox re-enacted Civil War battles.

"I was a re-enactor and got a little bored during the day,” said Lox. “I had nothing to do so I started putting tables out selling merchandise - mostly antique merchandise."

Thirty-five years later and today Lox's clothes are being worn by actors in Tarantino's new movie. Set a few short years after the Civil War, the movie relies on several characters - former veterans - looking the part.

That's where Lox comes in.

"They call and we tell them what they got,” he said. “They take it all."

The Emmett businessman is no stranger to Hollywood demands. He's supplied Civil War clothes for films and shows that include “Glory,” “Gods and Generals,” and “Hell on Wheels.”

Lox says he watches the movies to see his gear, though he'll admit it's tough to spot.

"It really is hard to find them because they make it dirty,” he said. “They make it completely different than what they bought."

For those of you hoping to find a piece of Idaho in “The Hateful Eight,” Lox says the lion’s share of what he sold was plain confederate grays.

C&C Sutlery has sold beyond the coasts of America. Their clothes have sold from Australia to Norway.

Looking to get yourself a set? A basic outfit can cost you less than two hundred dollars.

 

 

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