You Can Pull off these 4 Sport Coat Looks this Fall

You can easily pull off all 4 of these looks with your sport coat this Fall - at home or on the road.  Let us help you create that perfect sport coat or blazer and fill in the missing pieces.

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1. All Tied Up

  1. Custom sport coat that's made just for you, from $675

  2. Crisp white custom shirt, from $119

  3. Italian tie and complementing pocket square, from $110/$65

  4. Custom belt in brown leather, from $225

  5. Custom trouser for everyday, from $250

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2. Layered for Cool Fall Days

  1. Custom sportcoat that's made just for you, from $675

  2. Custom V-Neck sweater to add some warmth and texture, from $250

  3. Custom shirt in a novelty pattern, from $119

  4. Italian bold pocket square, from $65

  5. Finish with a fitted custom trouser, from $225

3. Casually Speaking

  1. Custom sport coat that's made just for you, from $675

  2. Patterned custom shirt chosen from dozens of new fabrics, from $119

  3. Denim for your casual Fridays

  4. Custom belt, from $225

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4. Super Comfy in a Long Sleeve Polo (or V-Neck Tee)

  1. Custom sport coat that's made just for you, from $675

  2. Custom Long-Sleeve Polo - comfort yet polished, from $185

  3. Custom belt, from $225

  4. Denim to finish this casual but put together look

Seen on TV: Chicago's Best Custom Tailor: Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors

See how easy custom clothing is from See Chicago TV's episode: Chicago's Best Custom Tailor: Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors

"Men need stylish and custom clothing, too. Nicholas Joseph can definitely create a perfect fit and design for every man. There’s individualized collars, cuffs, lengths, sleeves and even monograms. A man walks in and a gentleman walks out"

See the episode:  Guys Night: Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors

Father's Day Gift Ideas & Summer Essentials: Elevate His Style

Elevate his style this Father’s Day with a unique experience at Nicholas Joseph. Here's our top Father's Day gift ideas in perfect time for summer:

The Custom Polo

Well fitted Custom Polo shirts in a wicking performance or vibrant pique fabrics, he gets to choose the fabric and styling options, including contrasting details. No need to pick between style and comfort, with custom he will always have both.  Custom polos from $165

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Custom Short Sleeve Shirt

He will breeze into summer with a Custom Short Sleeve Button Down Shirt. He gets to choose from a very wide variety of fabrics, prints and trims. Keep it classic or add a little flair, whatever you look for in a shirt let us help you design it. Custom short sleeve shirts from $119

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Upgrade His Accessories


Bold accessories to match his summer style.  Dad always needs a new belt, right?  Additionally, our clients have also been raving about the new Saxx underwear line, save 15% on 4 or more pairs.

Italian Made Tie $110, Italian Made Pocket Square $65, Italian Made Custom Belts $225, Cufflinks $65, Socks $16 or 4/$55, Saxx Underwear $35 or 4/$119

Italian Made Tie $110, Italian Made Pocket Square $65, Italian Made Custom Belts $225, Cufflinks $65, Socks $16 or 4/$55, Saxx Underwear $35 or 4/$119

Gift Certificates in Any Amount

Gift certificates in any amount so he can customize his gift.  Purchase in-store, online or over the phone for the lucky recipient. Gift Certificates can be emailed or sent via mail. 

BUY A GIFT CERTIFICATE ONLINE

What is the Difference Between a Custom Suit and a Bespoke Suit?

A custom tailor will often loosely use the term bespoke when referring to a custom garment. Although the two ways to create a garment are siimlar, there are some key differences you should note. It’s best to do your research and know what truly is the difference between custom and bespoke tailoring.

What exactly is a Custom Suit vs. a Bespoke Suit?

The custom suit process begins by having measurements taken of your body and deciding how you want your garments to fit. Each garment is created specifically to these body measurements taken by an expert tailor. The custom suit or custom garment arrives finished and any fit changes needed will be altered by a tailor.

So what is a Bespoke Suit?

Originating on Savile Row in London, Bespoke means “to be spoken for” and brings a whole new meaning to the Power Suit.

A truly made Bespoke suit is the best fitting garment you can get.   Multiple basted fittings are done with an unfinished garment to ensure that the it fits perfectly in every way.  A basted fitting is a fitting with a garment that is loosely stitched together with white basting thread. It is called the basted fitting because, at this point, the suit is temporarily stitched together with white basting thread.

Although measurements had previously been taken, the basted fitting will be the first time you actually get to try on your custom suit, fitting notes can be made, and the basting thread can be easily removed for adjustments prior to finishing the garment's seams for final delivery.

We Offer Both Custom Suits and Bespoke Suits Made in Chicago

Esquire magazine has recommended us exclusively in Chicago for Bespoke Suits in their Big Black Book of Style.  Once your fabric arrives from the mill in Italy, or other origin, the suit never leaves Chicago.  Our Chicago Master Tailor will create an exceptional and unique bespoke suit just for you that is hand cut, fitted, and sewn, right here in Chicago.  We actually have clients that fly in just for our bespoke service.

Besides making the bespoke suit in Chicago, the primary difference is that the fabric is cut by hand according to your body and measurements, and the garment arrives basted, or loosely sewn, together. At the fitting we assess and see if any adjustments need to be made and the tailor does this as he finishes the garment.  Certain body types may require more fittings than others, but it’s truly the best possible fit if you have a difficult body type.

Our custom suit tailors works exclusively for us since we started in 2005. His team of cutters and apprentices make the majority of our custom suits, in addition to all our true custom shirts. When the garment arrives for a fitting, it is fully made, but can be adjusted easily. If we need to make any adjustment to enhance the fit of the garment, our Master Tailor does that here in house and then a paper pattern is kept on file for easy re-order.

How much does a bespoke suit cost?

Our bespoke suits made in Chicago are our premier line and start at $2795.

Top 3 Benefits of Choosing our Bespoke Suits

1. Superior Fit:

Fittings are performed with unfinished basted garments, allowing our team to perfect your fit during the process.

2. Handmade to Your Body and Preferences:

Approximately 50 man hours go into each bespoke suit from our Chicago Master Tailor and his team of cutters, sewers, and buttonhole makers.  The team pays special attention to each of your measurements as well as your personal style appointments.

3. Increased Confidence:

When you look good, you feel good. Bespoke tailoring brings a man to his full potential and allows him to focus on the task at hand, knowing he is presenting his best self to his audience. 

Nicholas Joseph, Chicago's "go-to custom suit maker" in Haute Living magazine

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Haute Living magazine recently featured Nils Westlind, owner of Ronero in Chicago, who dished on his favorite eats, events, jewelers, and, yes, custom suits.  We, at Nicholas Joseph are delighted to be included and see him looking so dapper in the peak lapel, single breasted custom suit made in Chicago.  Bravo, Mr. Westlind!  Read more: http://hauteliving.com/2017/09/ronero-nils-westlind/643558/

Are you ready to see what custom suits from Nicholas Joseph can do for you?

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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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Nicholas Joseph joins the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies

Nicholas Joseph joins the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies

We're honored and excited to be part of the 2016 Inc. Magazine 5000 fastest growing companies in America. 

The 2016 Inc. 5000 are the superheroes of the U.S. economy. America’s fastest-growing private companies wield powers like strategy, service, and innovation. On this list you’ll find businesses that exercise the body and the mind, push the boundaries of virtual reality and 3-D printing, and delight fans with rock concerts and (in the case of the No. 1 company, LootCrate) superheroes. Thrill to these companies' amazing exploits--and learn a thing or two about the hard, real work.  See the full article here, Introducing the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Companies  See our listing here, Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors - Chicago, IL

Congrats to all Chicago companies that made the list! See Chicago's other Inc 5000 companies here: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2016/metro/chicago/

 

Nicholas Joseph Anniversary Event

Chicago's best dressed gentlemen were invited to join in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors. Guests enjoyed lite bites and classic cocktails provided by Fulton Market Kitchen while mingling with fellow impeccably dressed friends and learning more about Nicholas Joseph’s custom tailor shop in their River North showroom. Party-goers were also able to enjoy the store's 15% off Sport Coat Sale and had the chance to win fabulous giveaways including free custom shirts and a custom sport coat throughout the evening.

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