A One-of-a-Kind Tailor
Custom tailoring is essential to the perfect suit.
Every body type is different and in order to create the perfect fit, alterations
must be made. At Vero Uomo Menswear, Giuseppe Cifarelli
who makes those alterations. Cifarelli is unique. While he is a master at machine
sewing, he has the ability to create working buttonholes by hand, an
ability tailors today do not possess. "What he does by hand is just amazing,"
said Mario Roselli
, owner of Vero Uomo Menswear.
The Perfect Fit
Personalize your wardrobe with made to measure shirts and suits. If you haven't
yet discovered our extensive Made to Measure Program
time to take the time to do so. In the hands of our expert tailors, you'll receive
not only the best fit possible, but the opportunity to personalize every detail
of luxury brand-name shirts, pants, sport coats and suits. Made to Measure
takes tailoring to the next level. Unlike bespoke or custom clothing, which starts
from scratch, MTM
involves personalizing a base model suit. Our
expert tailors take 15 to 30 measurements, to accommodate everything from large
shoulders to differing arm lengths to that oversize watch you prefer wearing. They
can even work with that inexplicably expanding sixpack. Once your measurements are
on file, our sales associates can personalize future purchases for you via BlackBerry,
and have everything ready on your next visit (or shipped to you). MTM
suits, thanks to modern technology, cost only slightly more than off-the-rack models,
and are ready in four to six weeks, with fewer fitting sessions than bespoke clothing.
"Though many of our Made to Measure
customers are men who
require special sizing," say our associates, "More and more men are opting
because they seek a greater swatch selection than is possible
to hang in the store."
Long, medium or short points, spread, button-down, even pinhole. If you want to
break the rules (say, short collars with short necks), go for it. We'll make
sure it fits comfortably and sits perfectly.
French cuffs are hard to find off the rack. Not with MTM. One or two vertical buttons
(horn, shell, etc), placket buttons with horizontal buttonholes, even contrasting
Sport cut or a fuller frame. Inseams and hem lengths can accommodate style preferences
and specific body types. The shoulder seam can lie a little narrow or wide to accentuate
your torso perfectly. Want a pocket or don't? No problem.
The rich variations on a white shirt (or any other hue) are vast: shade, pattern,
open weaves, thread counts, Egyptian cotton or blends for stretch. A contrasting
pattern inside collars and cuffs adds a unique flair.
Pick your lapel width, a higher or lower gorge (lapel notch) or none at all. One,
two or three buttons. Side or rear vents (those slits in the suits). Surgeons cuffs
(working buttons) and rolling lapels (a sign of a better-quality suit) are all possible.
Want a trim "Italian" fit? We can do that.
No break to a significant break in the pant leg, a higher or lower rise in the waist,
cuffed or uncuffed. Pleats or flat-front. A tapered leg or straight. We'll help
you stay contemporary without over-doing it.
In addition to a greater variety of navies and pinstripes than you might imagine,
MTM is a great place to explore the "Supers," a category of high-quality,
superfine wools. Describing the fineness (width) of the wool, Super 120s, 140s and
180s didn't even exist a decade or so ago. Though these fabrics can be "finicky"
(delicate and challenging to clean), they really are the caviar of fine wools suits.
Like your suits, tuxedos
should be replaced every five years or
so. That powder-blue highwater,with wide notch lapels, simply isn’t trendy anymore!
Neither is that millennial era knee-length coat. Make certain your tux
whether rented or owned, fits. A boxy jacket, too-long break in the pant leg, or
too long sleeves, and you look like the farmer’s kid at the prom. You need at
formal and one semi-formal outfit. Bowties and narrow neckties,
and multiple shirt styles, cufflinks and vest will change up the same dinner jacket.
Don't hesitate to ask
your hosts how traditional, casual or
alternative they expect guests to dress, and always dress up at least one notch
from what they say "is fine." Be sure and coordinate
with your guest. While you don't need matching outfits (unless it's the
prom), it is nice to know that your quirky tartan vest won't clash with her
elegant Lacroix gown.
Is formal. Cummerbunds, vests, tailcoats, white tie or ascot, morning dress, or
strollers. This is not the place for a tuxedo jacket! Truly formal events are rare
these days, but it pays to be prepared.
Here's where you pull out the tuxedo (also sometimes still called a dinner jacket).
They’ve told you up front they expect a dark suit and tie, but these days, there’s
some room for flexibility: mandarin collars, narrow black neckties, a colorful vest.
Still, expect the crowd to skew traditional.
Now it can get trickier. Often encouraged at fashion-or art-related events, a traditional
tux may confuse you with the waitstaff. Here is where trendy statements like notch
lapels, creative collar treatments, and patterned or alt-color fabrics fit right
Black tie optional/Cocktail attire. Dark suits (sometimes with a sheen, sometimes
without a tie) rather than tuxes tend to dominate these events, like fundraisers
and awards galas, but a tux and cool tie workswell too. "We use ’cocktail attire’
for our gSalas so the dress is more accommodating," says Susan Yara, development
director for Boys Town New York. "Sometimes people get turned off by the term
'black tie'−it can seem such an effort, and so many business leaders are
squeezing in events after work."
Excerpts from articles by Emily
Cahn and Robert Haynes-Peterson - The Pinnacle Magazine, Autumn 2008