The New Business Casual

The New Business Casual

There are definitely a few professions left that a suit and tie are required, but the definition of “business wear” has changed drastically over the last few years. As gentlemen, we see this as a wonderful opportunity to have some fun getting dressed while staying away from full sweats. We still believe in some old school rules, now we want to show you 5 ways to break them in interesting and dapper ways.

Read More

3 Groom's Trends for 2018 Wedding Looks

3 Groom's Trends for 2018 Wedding Looks

Newly engaged and planning your wedding for next year?

Our Designers have gathered the Groom's 2018 wedding trends there’s one commonality - go bold!

These bold looks remain classic and elegant but add a touch that will make heads turn. While some of these trends began in 2017, they’re carrying over to 2018 and are bolder than ever.

Read More

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.

Read More

How long does it take for a custom suit to be made?

5-things-large

A custom suit can take anywhere from a couple of weeks up to a couple of months to make, depending on whether fabrics are in stock, where the suit is actually made, if your suit is true bespoke with a basted fitting, and how busy the tailors are.

If you are a new client, the general process should be to select fabrics, styling details, and be measured during your first visit. If your custom suit is made locally, you should expect to return for a basted fitting within the first 1-2 weeks, then return for a final fitting and slight adjustments 1-2 weeks after that. Overall, expect about 2-4 weeks total when the suit is made locally. For custom suits made overseas, the whole process can take up to 4-8 weeks total. Certain custom suit shops may also offer rush service for a fee.

For a custom wedding tuxedo or custom wedding suit, we recommend placing your custom tuxedo or custom wedding suit a minimum of 3 months prior to the wedding so that all fittings can be completed with weeks to spare.

At Nicholas Joseph, we offer two distinct custom suit makes:

The Made in Chicago Bespoke Suit

Fully handmade in Chicago with true bespoke finishes and basted fitting service, when preferred. This service generally takes 2-4 weeks, depending on client availability for fittings.  See pricing and package savings.

Fully Custom Suit

Fully custom suit made with fabric from the best Italian and English mills and client appointed styling details. This service generally takes 4-6 weeks, depending on client availability for fittings.  See pricing and package savings.

Great Gatsby Inspired Custom Wedding Suit Trend

The roaring 20s are roaring back into style thanks to the new movie version of "The Great Gatsby" and that look is the hot trend at weddings this season. This video segment from Fox News features a model dressed in a Custom Dinner Jacket designed by Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors.