In the summer of 1998 James and Gwendolyn Jurney founded Seize sur Vingt on Elizabeth Street, in the NoLita (“North of Little Italy”) neighborhood of Manhattan. Following the tradition of the bespoke clothier, we began making finely tailored clothing for men and women, whose fabrics and fit are both youthful and elegant. We design and produce men’s and women's ready-to-wear and made-to-measure shirts and suits, sportswear, shoes, and beautifully made accessories. Our primary point of focus is highest quality fabrics and construction targeting a mostly male, urban professional clientele. Our production is exclusively with family-owned and operated workshops in Italy, Portugal and England.

In 2005 we expanded our concept to become a grass-roots collective conglomerate with the opening of our new store 16sur20, located right up the street at 267 Elizabeth. The initial expansion concept was to use our production resources, capacity and expertise to nurture new designers and labels, currently including Troglodyte Homunculus, Wolf-Rayet, and United Boroughs. The plan is to become a diversified lifestyle company, but rather than try to have one brand be all things to all people, we are incubating new design concepts to appeal uniquely to various creative minds. Throughout all of our collections, the common denominator is limited-edition production with inspiration and resources from the oldest traditions in clothing.

On October 1st 2009 we made the big move from Elizabeth Street to 78 Greene Street in the heart of the SoHo shopping district. Our new flagship incorporates both of our former NoLita businesses under one large ceiling. Here we are able to effectively push forward with the diversified multi-brand lifestyle concept and cross-sell multiple categories, giving our clients many more options and many more reasons to make us their one-stop solution.

In September of 2013 we became bi-coastal, opening up our first shop in LA's West Hollywood. We were over the moon to find our gorgeous space on Melrose in the West Hollywood Design District—this compact enclave is without doubt the control room of the epicenter of fashion, design, art and fine dining in LA.  This is the real deal; nowhere else can you find such a concentration of extreme street credibility, all of which is so easily walkable, and never resembles a pedestrian shopping mall.