Any guy who dresses up for work knows too well that sometimes a suit doesn't provide enough warmth or protection against the cool weather. While most businessmen own at least one good topcoat to wear over a suit, oftentimes a 800-1000 gram topcoat is too warm to be layered on top of a suit. This presents the problem of not having the right layering for weather that's not cold enough for a topcoat, but cold enough that wearing just a suit isn't warm enough. Read More
Braces, or suspenders in American English, get a bad rap these days.
Most guys imagine an old, and perhaps overweight, man when they think of braces. They think of the man's age because of the "classic" nature of the accessory, and the weight because of the functionality braces provide. While this imagery is common, there's a lot more to braces than these stereotypes portray.
THE CLOTH Read More
From the beginning we set out to build the highest quality suit possible, using only cloth from the world’s greatest European mills, at as low of a price as possible. We believe that a world-class suit shouldn’t cost $8,000. We spent years deconstructing our industry, comparing brands, construction techniques, cloth mills, and every level of the supply chain. Our research, extensive travel, and ability to work directly with cloth mills and manufacturers have shortened our supply chain significantly.
THE CRAFTSMANSHIP Read More
As we built our production program, we sourced the finest materials, the most skilled master tailors, and the latest in pattern and cutting technology. A great suit is much more than a good fit and nice cloth. While these are very important, there are many other areas where we provide value to our clients. It’s an unfortunate reality that in the suit business – particularly in the world of custom suits – there exists a great deal of deceit. Many companies prey on the ignorant with misleading information about cloth composition, country of origin, and construction techniques. We believe in being 100% transparent. We want to educate our clients and help them make informed decisions as they invest in their wardrobe.
THE CUSTOMIZATIONS Read More
For some, this may be the most important topic of all. It’s been often said that a cheap suit with an amazing fit will always look better than an expensive suit that doesn’t fit. We agree. Not all custom clothiers treat fit the same way. We have encountered many companies that take a few token measurements and really don’t give the client much control over fit. Others are unwilling to make a suit to your preferences for fit if it doesn’t fit into their program. Our philosophy is that it’s your body, your suit. You’re going to wear it, not us. So you need to love it. Our house style is for classic, well-fitting suits. Tailored to the individual’s body, not overly large nor too tight.
THE CONSULTATION Read More
We consider the experience a client receives as a fundamental part of the suit buying process. We take it seriously and believe its part of what a client is paying for. Based on this core belief we have gone to great lengths to hire and train like-minded individuals (known as Style Consultants) to serve our clients. We believe that every client should have fun designing and commissioning a new suit or shirt. We believe that the process shouldn’t be overly long or cumbersome. We believe that a happy client will tell his friends. From start to finish we are dedicated to providing a first class service to all of our clients.
Shoe care is becoming more and more of a lost art. Today there are fewer and fewer artisan cobblers. This fast pace world, full of instant gratification, doesn't leave much room for the art of shoe care. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way. Through this blog there are several tips and tricks from experienced professionals that have managed to keep the soul in the art of maintaining the sole. Read More
Except for the die-hard vegans amongst us, most men will incorporate leather products in their wardrobe. From weekend bags, to shoes, to belts, and even to motorcycle jackets, leather is almost as versatile and common as cotton or wool. Read More
When people think of a well-fitting suit there may be images of a perfect chest and shoulders, and something that well... fits. The length of the trousers may not immediately pop into their mind, but how much the pants crease (break) at the bottom of the hem will make or break a suit. The break has a more visible impact on the look of the fit than almost any other aspect. Read More
One thing we've learned after making thousands of suits is that every man has some sort of body peculiarity that keeps him from having the "ideal" physique. It may be disproportionately long arms, a sloped shoulder after a collarbone break, massive feet, or any number of other factors. Read More
One of the most common goals a man will pursue when commissioning a new suit is comfort. While fit, stretch, and material can all affect comfort, one of the most important elements is a cloth's weight. Read More
If you’ve ever heard the old expression, “no brown in town” you can forget about it. Brown shoes can be quite dressy and quite casual whereas black shoes tend to be a little dressier than brown. When it comes to choosing between black shoes and brown shoes for your outfit, there are some hardline rules but there is also a lot that is up in air and purely preferential. Read More