Six Essential Suits for Every Suit Wearing Man

There are 6 essential suits that every suit wearing man should have in their rotation to maintain versatility and be best dressed for all situations.  Our gallery features Zegna fabrics, woven from superfine wools in one of the most highly recognized mills in Italy.
 

  1. A Solid Navy Suit - Sport this to your next interview with a crisp white shirt and solid tie or stand out with a bright patterned open collared shirt for your summer weddings. Who said you can’t be better dressed than the groom?
  2. A Solid Charcoal Suit - The same function as a navy suit. Wear to work, going out on the weekends or even to an event that requires a black suit with a dark enough color. Ready for a twist? Have one of our designers help pick a tone on tone texture for something to set you apart.
  3. The Tuxedo - How many times have you rented a tuxedo? At that point, it is worth it to get one that is custom made to you that you will only wear a few times a year for your formal events! Katie, Jodi, or Rodney can help pick out a classic solid black or make a statement with a midnight texture.
  4. A Navy or Charcoal Plaid - The key here is to go with a pattern that will go from day to night. Make yourself memorable without making a statement. We recommend a subtle pattern that will pair well with a fun shirt!
  5. Navy or Charcoal Conversation Pattern - Have you ever seen a suit that looked solid from afar and then you noticed the attention to detail when up close? Make this garment one that people will talk about.
  6. A Seasonal or Statement Suit - The sky is the limit here! Pick a bright blue bamboo to make a move with a new texture or a grey windowpane. Our new summer patterns and fabrics will accomplish this look for you.

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Wedding Trends for the Groom

Wedding Trends for the Groom

"Own your look" and make it one that will remind you of your wedding moments each time you put it on. This year, the trend of personalizing your look down to the detail continues with custom wedding tuxedos, custom wedding suits, and custom dinner jackets, Here is our roundup of what’s most popular with Grooms and in the media.

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How to Tie a Bow Tie & Happy Holidays

Looking dapper in a bow tie during your holiday celebrations is easy, knowing how to tie a bow tie is an essential gentleman's skill.

  1. Flip up your collar and lay the bow tie around your neck with one end hanging about 2 inches lower than the other
  2. Cross the longer end of the bow tie over the narrow end, and then wrap it from behind through the gap between bowtie and neck
  3. Now fold the shorter end of the bow over
  4. Pull the wider end over the folded part of the bow from step #3
  5. Wrap it all the way around back through the gap between neck and bow tie. Don’t pull tight yet, but create a loop in front of this wrapping. Take the bow tie and pull it through this loop
  6. Tighten the bow and give it a final adjustment to your liking and remember it should not be perfectly symmetrical, just like pocket square fold, the beauty is in the nonchalance of the added detail

The New Suit - SPLASH magazine feature

How did we make formal attire more fun? 

This week, SPLASH magazine is featuring our custom velvet blazer, custom shirt, and custom trousers in their article, The New Suit, updated formal look.  A custom blazer in velvet continues as one of the colder season's most in demand looks.  Personalize yours with all of the details you can choose from for your custom suits, and more.  Ask your Sales Rep or Request an Appointment.

Crain's Luxury Gift Guide features Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors

Crain's Luxury Gift Guide features Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors

Treat the man in your life to a custom sport coat and coordinating custom polo shirt made for his body and personal style. A dozen measurements are taken with 100s of fabric options and styling details to choose from, including long or short sleeve. Nicholas Joseph makes Chicago’s favorite true custom shirts, custom suits, and is recommended by Esquire magazine for made in Chicago bespoke suits.

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Men’s 2016 Overcoat and Top Coat Trends, Fashion, and Styles

Fall weather is here, is your top coat or overcoat tailored and in style? 

Your overcoat is the most important and most visible item of your cold weather wardrobe.  We've put together images of the latest 2016 men's top coat and overcoat styles below. We recommend every gentleman has at least overcoat in grey or navy.  If you wear suits or trousers during the week, you should have add a second overcoat for variety, in either camel or a subtle pattern.  See more, Custom Overcoats & Top Coats

Plaid Double Breasted

Plaid Double Breasted

Tan Bold Plaid Double Breasted

Tan Bold Plaid Double Breasted

Camel Double Breasted

Camel Double Breasted

Heather Grey Single Breasted with Skinny Peak

Heather Grey Single Breasted with Skinny Peak

Charcoal Wide Floppy Collar

Charcoal Wide Floppy Collar

Dark Brown Covert Coat

Dark Brown Covert Coat

Charcoal Double Breasted Casual

Charcoal Double Breasted Casual

Forest Green Single Breasted slim Notch

Forest Green Single Breasted slim Notch

Heather Grey Double Breasted with Wide Peak

Heather Grey Double Breasted with Wide Peak

Brown Mandarin Collar Jacket

Brown Mandarin Collar Jacket

Charcoal Single Breasted Three Button

Charcoal Single Breasted Three Button

Navy Peacoat

Navy Peacoat

 
Grey Single Breasted with Angled Pockets

Grey Single Breasted with Angled Pockets

Traditional Double Breasted

Traditional Double Breasted

 

Free Overnight Garment Bag

Free* Overnight Canvas & Leather Garment Bag
($180 value)


Too many clients have been spotted in airports using our complimentary garment covers as actual overnight garment bags, so we created a new high quality canvas and leather Overnight Garment Bag designed to last. 

Our new high quality canvas features:

  • High quality brass zippers and hardware
  • Fully lined with reinforced double pockets to hold 2 pairs of shoes
  • Sturdy canvas with made in USA leather strap
  • Outside pocket for tie, pocket squares, and other accessories

*Purchase any custom clothing package with a custom suit by October 20th, and receive one of these Overnight Garment bags free. Limited to first 20 clients purchasing any package with a custom suit from 9/20/2016 - 10/20/2016, not valid with other offers or promotions. Offer cannot be applied to purchases prior to 9/20/2016.

Fall & Winter Men's Wardrobe Checklist

Do you have all your Fall & Winter menswear wardrobe essentials?   Here is a basic checklist to ensure you're ready to Live Dapper during the colder months.  Add or subtract items for a custom fit wardrobe for your lifestyle.

  • 1 Overcoat in grey or navy, add a second custom camel overcoat for variety
  • 2 Suits: 1 flannel & 1 bright slate (the new “it” color), try a custom three piece suit in thick chalk stripe and wear the vest with jeans for a warmer, dressed up look
  • 2 Sport Coats: 1 textured solid in a blue, grey, or charcoal & 1 subtle pattern like a glenplaid or herringbone
  • 5 Dress shirts, 10 if needed the full work week:  white, blue, lavender and 2 fun patterns (try a dot, paisley, or chambray this season), try all custom shirts to ensure a consistent fit
  • 3 Trousers: blue, grey, and tan plus 2 flannel pairs in any color
  • 1 Long sleeve polo, perfect for casual Fridays or weekends, and can easily be worn with a sport coat
  • A cardigan, v-neck, or shawl lapel sweater, try the latter for a more updated look
  • 2 belts, one black, one brown; Try a custom belt for fun in suede or a with a contrast stitch
  • 5 patterned socks in subtle colors, too bold is too last year
  • 5 ties in smaller patterns to make matching easy: 1 of each base color- 2 blue, purple, green,  and red, try wool for an updated look
  • Pocket squares: 2 white, 1 blue, and 2 fun prints, be sure they match your suits and sport coats