Hello friends, just letting you know that we are now servicing clients at our new showroom located inside the world famous Ascot Shop in downtown La Jolla, CA. Whether you just need new gear for real life situations, getting married or attending a special event or wedding, we have you covered. By Appointment or by chance.
Feel free to give us a call if you would like more details 858-254-9404
If you’ve made it to this page you’re probably wondering what to wear and how to wear it. Check out our Formal Wear Pinterest page for some inspiration. If you have any questions on how to get these looks reach out to us here, we would be happy to help.
We’re very excited to announce our Spring / Summer 2021 Made to Measure trunk show (and first event back) happening Saturday April 24th hosted by our good friend and awesome human James Fucillo at his shop in San Luis Obispo OFFICE HOURS . Come see our latest seasonal fabric offering and get fitted. James also carries only the finest quality brands so you can refresh your wardrobe game in one shot and be prepared when the world opens back up. Getting married or attending a wedding this year? Those sweatpants won’t cut it. If you are in the SLO area and can’t make it to SF, contact us directly for an appointment here. There are very limited slots available. Masks are mandatory to ensure a safe environment for all.
We are excited to announce that we are expanding our reach to service the San Diego area! If you feel the need to get some new gear and out of the sweats you’ve been wearing since lockdown or are planning a wedding or attending one, we are currently booking appointments for one on one fittings in the comfort and safety of your home or office. Contact us directly for a virtual or in-person consultation today here
Blue Mohair & Wool suit for a wedding client in fabric by Vitale Barberis Canonico. The mohair adds a slight sheen and is very resilient and resistant to wrinkles. If you are looking for a crisp cloth with some visual interest this is for you.
Are you planning an upcoming wedding or had one planned and we’re forced to reschedule? You’re not alone. We understand it’s a challenging time trying to plan a wedding with all of the uncertainty during a pandemic. We are here to help look your best!
If you’re a groom, bride or groomsman reading this we’ve got you covered. If you have any questions about where to start, what to wear or how our process works, we are happy to chat with you on the phone, online, or in person.
Even if you don’t have a solid date locked down we suggest that you get the process started so when things start to open up you’ll be ready. Turnaround time is typically 6 weeks with a couple fittings. And should your body change between now and wedding day, we’ll take care of the alterations.
Reach out to us today and book a private one on one appointment HERE
Wondering what to wear for Summer? Or what to wear for a Summer wedding? Our job is to make you look cool and stay cool while your kitted out at your next warm weather gathering, which we hope will be sooner than later. We break down the most popular fabrics to beat the heat in.
Cream Linen Suit on Alan See
An all season tropical wool double breasted suit in khaki. The look of Summer with the fine drape of wool. The best of both worlds.
Cotton. Cotton is another great one for Summer comfort. Cotton will tend to wrinkle slightly through wear, but not as much as it’s linen counterpart. The wrinkling does add to it’s casual vibe and stays cool on the body.
Wool, Silk & Linen. The advantage of using three different fibres, with a blend of yarns and weaves, is that a perfect mixture can be achieved with the exact amount of lightness, resilience, and texture. A Wool, Silk & Linen mix tends to hang better than a pure linen, have more texture than a pure wool, and look smarter than a pure cotton. The silk can add lustre or shine if desired, and the linen more or less slubbiness to the texture.
Fresco Light by Gladson, in classic Summer colors.
Fresco. What is Fresco and and why is it good for Summer? Fresco is generally made of multiple yarn, high twisted wool and has a plain weave. The high twist allows for an open weave, which makes the fabric very breathable in the sense that you can feel and slight breeze. Also, due to its high twist, it has a rather coarse feel to it and a rather hard touch. At the same time, this makes for a very dense resilient fabric and wrinkle free.
When it comes to weddings and what a Groom should wear all comes down to how formal the wedding actually is. The location of the wedding and time of day play some factors and also any wedding colors that need to be incorporated.
Some Grooms tend to want something that is a little different, but not too flashy. Others want a real over the top stunner piece, while some very understated. Whichever route you decide to take should be a reflection of you and always remember at least you can wear it many times after the wedding.
If you or someone you know is having an upcoming wedding and not sure where to start, we would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have. Keep in mind that the process start to finish is typically 4-6 weeks with a few fittings if necessary. Plan accordingly and don’t wait until the last minute to avoid any unnecessary stress.
Here are a few real wedding photos of Grooms and couples we had the pleasure of dressing for the big day. Enjoy!
Holly Farm Wedding The Groom & Groomsmen in Formal Black Tie Hawaii beach wedding. Off white tropical wool dinner jacket and black wool formal trouser. Off white dinner jackets are typically worn for warmer climates. This style of dinner jacket is never pure white as they should contrast the formal shirt which is white. Classic Black Tie. Peak lapel one button black wool Tuxedo. Tuxedo’s should be either a peak lapel or shawl lapel, save a notch lapel for suiting. And always one button. Grey Mohair three piece peak lapel Tuxedo Royal Blue windowpane suit Brown tweed houndstooth for a rustic wedding A rust paisley lining to incorporate some of the wedding colors The Bride & Grooms wedding date embroidered under the collar make this really special With the suit jacket off at the reception reveals the waistcoat with notched lapels Black wool Nehru suit Midnight Blue velvet dinner jacket and Black formal trouser Burgundy wool shawl lapel Tuxedo One button Charcoal Grey Wool Shawl Lapel Tuxedo. Worn with a Fly Front Tuxedo Shirt with French Cuffs and Cummerbund. The Groom in a charcoal grey tuxedo and all of the Groomsmen in medium Grey suits. All custom by Situation Control The Madonna Inn Wedding Black peak lapel velvet dinner jacket, pleated stud front formal shirt and bow tie. The boutonniere sets it off nicely. Chaz in NYC nailing the modern no socks with velvet slipper look Buttery soft Grey velvet dinner jacket Tan tropical wool suit for a Summer Wedding.