I truly hate to go shopping with my hubby. He is worse than a girl when it comes to picking out office clothes. I started just picking things up for him, here and there (button down shirts, work slacks, etc) but many times I return things because he doesn't like a color or the fit.
Last year, he needed a new suit for Tom-Tom's baptism and I knew nothing about shopping for mens’ suit . We ran to the mall, and actually found something "off the rack" that need some tailoring here and there. In the end it would have been easier to have gotten him a custom suit but didn't even consider it as I figured the prices would be extremely high.
Well last week while talking to a friend, she told me that her hubby gets his suits each year when they visit New York City. They go to this place called "MySuit" 0n Broadway St. (I sure hope they decide to open more locations around the country!) They sell Made to measure suits at close to off-the-rack prices (starting at $495).
A custom made suit is made in three simple steps. (1) Make an appointment right on the web to have measurements taken at our mid-town store; Up to 30 measurements will be taken. (2) Pick the jacket style and pant style. (3) Pick the fabric. There is a two week turn-around time.
Personally, if I was able to pick out a suit with my hubby at My.Suit, I would go with the classic 2-button jacket and single pleat pant, both in a navy stripe (CN7F S069).
So next time you are New York City with your man please check it out!