Whether interviewing for a new job in a professional field or wanting to look impressive when meeting clients, the old advice of “dress for success” applies. For men, that means donning a suit that fits well, is well constructed and is of quality material. First, check this past article
for advice from an expert. Then, consider stopping by one of these tailor shops or men’s specialty stores. You will feel well-suited when you leave.
Carlos Tailoring Shop
1005 N. McKinley Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2215Master tailor Piero Amidei doesn’t need a website or have to advertise. The folks who go to him know his reputation, can afford his high-end prices and recommend him to friends and business associates. In business for 48 years, Amidei also doesn’t go for or need a fancy store. Someone driving through the upscale suburb of Lake Forest on McKinley Road would likely pass what appears to be a small store without a glance, except at Holiday time when he and his family go all-out for Christmas. Inside, he works miracles to fit all shapes and sizes. He also makes custom shirts.
Daniel George Custom Suits
155 N. Michigan Ave., #770
Chicago, Il 60601
A men’s clothing designer since 1995, Daniel George has been suiting men in Chicago since 2012. Although his average custom suit price is $1,500 and he uses several top houses, he says not all fabric swatches a person will look through are at the very high end. In fact, some of George’s favorite houses have reasonably-ranged prices. He notes that fabrics that look best on a person may depend on suit style and the person’s shape. Custom clothing here is by appointment only. The first visit is to discuss what a person wants, take measurements and select the fabric. Turn-around time is between five and six weeks. His shop does both bespoke and made-to-measure suits.
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Morris & Sons
557 W. Polk St.
Chicago, IL 60607
www.morrisandsons.comYou can find off-the-rack, made-to-measure and custom-made suits at Morris & Sons, a full service men’s clothing store. The store’s staff cares about fit and having you walk out looking good and happy, so tailors are there every day. The store’s service and range of designers has kept it in business since 1952. To those people who remember it on Roosevelt Road, yes it’s the same business, but it moved 10 years ago to Polk Street.
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Service is a large part of the reason Syd Jerome has been a popular Chicago men’s clothing store for nearly 60 years. Longtime customers remember when it was on Monroe. However, the move to La Salle, the heart of the Loop, didn’t matter because the store doesn’t depend on street traffic. It has a loyal following of repeat customers who then recommend it to others. The store does mostly ready-to-wear but has enough tailors to take care of alterations. It also does made-to-measure and custom suits. An average suit price here is $1,800 – $1,900.
300 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
At Nicholas Joseph, its all about bespoke (custom-made) products from suits to a variety of shirts. In business since 2005, the showroom opened in the River North neighborhood in 2010. Suits prices start at $795. Nicholas Joseph has an excellent website that includes five things to discuss with your tailor when getting something custom-made.Related: Best Tailors And Alterations In Chicago
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