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San Diego Private Fittings (now booking)

Hello friends, just letting you know that we are now booking private fittings in the San Diego Area for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Whether you just need new gear for real life situations, getting married or attending a special event or wedding, we got you. The holidays are quickly approaching as well so best to book an appointment early (typical turnaround is about 6 weeks)

Feel free to give us a call if you would like more details 858-254-9404

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Formal Wear done right

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.

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Wedding Planning During Covid? We can help

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

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Tuxedo? Which one?

Some of our favorite wedding Tuxedo looks. Are you asking yourself do I want Black or Blue, A Peak lapel or Shawl Lapel? We offer a wide range of fabrics and styling options but which one is best for you?
The classic. A Black one button peak lapel in a luxurious Italian wool Super 150’s fabric by Caccioppoli. This is timeless and appropriate for formal weddings and black tie events.
The blue shawl lapel tuxedo. Still a classic but with a bit more attitude. This one button shawl tuxedo with jetted besome lower pockets uses Super 130’s wool by Vitale Barberis Canonico. Shown here with our custom white stud front formal French Cuff shirt.
Ah yes. For the groom that wants some flair. The Burgundy Tuxedo. This one button shawl lapel tux is wool & mohair. It’s crisp lustrous finish is hard to resist and it is very resilient and resistant to wrinkling. Making it an ideal fabric for tailored clothing and also perfect for Summer. We offer wool & mohair in a variety of colors from the finest Italian Mills. Stop by and check them out today!

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What A Groom Should Wear

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.
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Hawaii Beach Wedding

Congratulations to Sharlene & Ranier on their recent wedding in Hawaii. Ranier wears our custom off white tropical wool dinner jacket, black formal trouser, fly front formal shirt, pocket square, cufflinks and bow tie. Mahalo!
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Classic Black Tie

You just cannot go wrong with a classic Black Tuxedo. This one features a one button peak lapel jacket with satin trim and besom pockets, roped shoulder and a flat front trouser in Super 130’s wool by Vitale Barberis Canonico.
Our custom French cuff formal shirt and Sit-Con Bow tie.
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Grey Tuxedo

Yes it’s ok to do formal in Grey. This grey sharkskin wool three piece tuxedo is in Super 120’s VBC fabric and is wrapped in smooth Black satin on the lapels, jetted pockets and buttons.

The finest “natural sharkskin” fabric has been historically made of all natural fibers, being some mixture of mohairwool and silk.
Sharkskin is a smooth worsted fabric with a soft texture and a two-toned woven appearance.
Sharkskins’ two-toned woven appearance is achieved by basketweaving, thereby creating a pattern in which the colored threads run diagonal to the white fibers. Because both fabric options already have a relatively smooth texture, the combination results in the finish for which sharkskin fabric is known.