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

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. 

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.

Ready to take your next steps to deepen your wardrobe?

Request an appointment with your designer

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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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

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 in CBS 2's Best Places to Buy a Tailored Suit

Nicholas Joseph in CBS 2's Best Places to Buy a Tailored Suit

CBS Chicago has listed Nicholas Joseph as one of the
Best Places To Buy A Tailored Suit In Chicago for 7 years running, isn't it time you came in for a custom suit or a Made in Chicago custom suit?

As an added incentive, we're offering a Free Custom Shirt to new clients with custom suit purchase.  Clients fly into Chicago for the weekend for our true custom shirts made by our own tailors, and we'd love to introduce you to them.

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