General FAQ’s about our store…
What can I expect on my first visit to your store?
Whether your shopping for a boy or a man, our first priority is to get the proper fit for you. After that we can make recommendations based on your needs. If interested, we will gladly educate you on pertinent details about the clothing you’re considering, such as fabrication, fit, and style. Of course if you prefer to browse on your own, we’re happy to have you do so and will always be ready to assist at your request. Our ultimate goal is to meet each clients individual needs.
When should I have my son’s suit fitted?
Due to the ever changing nature of boys bodies we will not tailor suits until about 2 to 3 weeks before the event. We always try to allow a little extra space for growth when you purchase the suit, however no one can predict exactly what his body will do. For this reason we wait until it is a bit closer to the wearing date so we can exchange the suit for the next size if need be, because once the suit is tailored it can not be returned. As a side note men can be fitted any time prior to the event, but we respectfully request you plan ahead when possible. Of course we always do our best to accommodate emergency situations.
Do I need to make an appointment to have something tailored? What should I bring with me?
In most cases you do not need to schedule an appointment to have your clothing tailored. We do, however, strongly recommend that you call before coming in to make sure someone is available to mark your clothing for alterations. Also, don’t forget to bring the footwear you will have on when wearing the garment you’re having altered. Heel height plays an important role in the fit of pants and skirts/dresses. Whether male or female, under garments should be the same or similar to what you will wear with your garment as these also play an important role in the overall fit when tailoring. Men and boys need to be particularly aware that bulkier weight boxers do have a negative effect on the way a dress pant fits. If possible, lighter weights and closer fits should be worn under dress pants.
Do you alter items bought elsewhere? If so, what do you charge?
While alterations on purchases made in our store are free of charge, we will gladly alter garments bought outside of our store for a reasonable fee. Our tailoring is renowned in the area and is truly second to none! We are happy to provide the same expert craftsmanship to tailoring clients that our in store clients have come to expect. Alterations can be performed on men’s, women’s and children’s clothing from jeans to ball gowns. As a matter of fact, we have a huge outside tailoring clientele. For many items the price will depend on the work involved… each piece of clothing and fit is truly individual. When you meet with us to be fitted for outside tailoring we will let you know the anticipated cost at that time.
General FAQ’s about dressing…
I have my first job interview since graduating college. There are so many choices in suits & accessories. What should I wear?
Our first piece of advice would be to keep it simple. You don’t want to detract from the interview process with an overwhelming color or pattern in a tie or shirt…. or suit for that matter. We usually recommend a classic color suit such as navy or grey, with or without a softer pinstripe. Keep the shirt neutral, such as white or ecru (cream). Your tie should be some sort of basic stripe or geometric pattern that’s not too bold. You want to convey professionalism and confidence without being overbearing in your look. The interview is not the time to mix bold patterns and colors or to be cutting edge or trendy in your style of dress. Remember: First impressions are everything and you only get one chance to make them. Once you get the job you can gauge your style of dress on what seems to be the standard. We will gladly help you find the right look and fit for you, but after that it’s up to you to land the job. Good luck!
I never seem to get a consistent answer on this, so hopefully you can set me straight. When choosing socks should they coordinate with my outfit or my shoes?
We certainly understand your confusion on this one! So many people have asked us this question. The answer is simple… your socks should always coordinate with your clothing. As a side note, your shoes should be coordinated with your belt, when wearing one.