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post #31 of 39
This is definitely intriguing. Would love a local, reliable MTM suit shop at decent prices.

Do you have the capability to make a tuxedo? If so, I'd be very interested in this.
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by crowned1984 View Post
This is definitely intriguing. Would love a local, reliable MTM suit shop at decent prices.

Do you have the capability to make a tuxedo? If so, I'd be very interested in this.


A Tux is completely possible.. I was going to attend the bridal show, but could not get in. Let me know what your looking for. PM me..
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by MadAboutPlaid View Post
I am very surprised to so much representation from AZ here! Everyone I see under around 40 is wearing Affliction and everyone over 40 is wearing Tommy Bahama.
Haha - you just nailed Arizona clothing styles! There used to be some tailors in Nogales on the Mexican side of the border, but it's been 15 years since I worked down there. Phoenix Custom Tailors at 32nd Street and Thomas makes suits http://www.phoenixcustomtailors.com/ I've had alterations done there and they did a good job on those. One thing that I have noticed is that now, while I'm working in Sacramento, is that people here wear hats. I've picked up a few myself and plan to keep wearing them once I get back to Arizona. They are pretty nice in the summer when its hot.
post #34 of 39
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Haha - you just nailed Arizona clothing styles!

There used to be some tailors in Nogales on the Mexican side of the border, but it's been 15 years since I worked down there.

Phoenix Custom Tailors at 32nd Street and Thomas makes suits http://www.phoenixcustomtailors.com/ I've had alterations done there and they did a good job on those.

One thing that I have noticed is that now, while I'm working in Sacramento, is that people here wear hats. I've picked up a few myself and plan to keep wearing them once I get back to Arizona. They are pretty nice in the summer when its hot.

Hats are certainly underutilized in Arizona; I would like to sport something like a fedora.
post #35 of 39
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Hats are certainly underutilized in Arizona; I would like to sport something like a fedora.

Me too, but I'd never wear it. Not while I can still drive...
post #36 of 39
I've received a number of private messages asking for information on Bespoke/MTM in Arizona. Here's my list... TRULY BESPOKE None QUASI-BESPOKE Artful Tailoring (Chandler) Zizzo Tailoring (Phoenix) MTM UPSCALE CLOTHING STORES Barneys (Scottsdale): Isaia, Barneys NY Moda Georgio (Biltmore): Ravazzolo, Moda Georgio Neiman Marcus (Scottsdale): Oxxford, Zegna, Isaia, Ricci, Armani, Behar Nordstrom (Scottsdale): Hickey, HS&M, Abboud, Armani, Peter Millar Polo Ralph Lauren (Biltmore): Ralph Lauren The Clotherie (Biltmore): Zegna, Samuelson, Jack Victor, Eton, Lipson Saks Fifth Avenue (Biltmore): Zegna, Armani MTM PERSONAL CLOTHIERS J Hilburn/ Vicki Kent (Phoenix/Scottsdale; will come to your home or office) Saverio/Eddie Fischer (office in Scottsdale; will come to your home or office) Tom James/Tim Smith (office in Phoenix; will come to your home or office) Wardrobe Management & Design/John Cassidy (Phoenix/Scottsdale; will come to your home or office) A COMMENT ABOUT PERSONAL CLOTHIERS Just a quick word about Personal Clothiers: An individual with a desire to become a personal clothier, a few swatch books, a tape measure and a promise to take a course in measurement/fitting does not a personal clothier make. Over the past 23 years, I've seen so many "personal clothiers" come and go. That's because there are almost no barriers to enter the business. And because it takes years to build long term relationships with the right factories/workrooms, to build a roster of satisfied/returning clients, and to build a sustainable business (primarily) through referrals. If your'e looking for a personal clothier in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, I would look for someone who meets all or most of the above mentioned criteria. I would also interview ALL FOUR: Vicki Kent, Eddie Fischer, Tim Smith and John Cassidy. Ask them about their history in the business, their offerings (suits, sport coats, trousers, shirts, etc.), the fabrics that are available, the specific factories/workrooms they use, the construction techniques employed by those factories/workrooms, their price points, their turnaround time, etc. And ONLY THEN determine who best "fits" with your personality, style and budget. On the other hand, I do wish suitupshop the very best of success. It's always good to see the range of options expanded in the sartorial backwater that is Arizona. In this post I've tried to be as neutral as possible. I do, of course, have my personal favorites that I deal with on an almost a daily basis. If any SFers have any specific questions about any particular vendor, please PM me. Stu
post #37 of 39
I have used Zizzo Tailoring as my alterations tailor for a number of years, they do a pretty good job at a reasonable price. Have not tried them for quasi-bespoke but have seen the bolts of cloth stacked up there.
post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by stubloom View Post
I've received a number of private messages asking for information on Bespoke/MTM in Arizona. Here's my list...

TRULY BESPOKE

None

QUASI-BESPOKE

Artful Tailoring (Chandler)
Zizzo Tailoring (Phoenix)

MTM UPSCALE CLOTHING STORES

Barneys (Scottsdale): Isaia, Barneys NY
Moda Georgio (Biltmore): Ravazzolo, Moda Georgio
Neiman Marcus (Scottsdale): Oxxford, Zegna, Isaia, Ricci, Armani, Behar
Nordstrom (Scottsdale): Hickey, HS&M, Abboud, Armani, Peter Millar
Polo Ralph Lauren (Biltmore): Ralph Lauren
The Clotherie (Biltmore): Zegna, Samuelson, Jack Victor, Eton, Lipson
Saks Fifth Avenue (Biltmore): Zegna, Armani

MTM PERSONAL CLOTHIERS

Saverio/Eddie Fischer (office in Scottsdale; will come to your home or office)
Tom James/Tim Smith (office in Phoenix; will come to your home or office)
Wardrobe Management & Design/John Cassidy (Phoenix; will come to your home or office)

A COMMENT ABOUT PERSONAL CLOTHIERS

Just a quick word about Personal Clothiers: An individual with a desire to become a personal clothier, a few swatch books, a tape measure and a promise to take a course in measurement/fitting does not a personal clothier make.

Over the past 23 years, I've seen so many "personal clothiers" come and go. That's because there are almost no barriers to enter the business. And because it takes years to build long term relationships with the right factories/workrooms, to build a roster of satisfied/returning clients, and to build a sustainable business (primarily) through referrals.

If your'e looking for a personal clothier in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, I would look for someone who meets all or most of the above mentioned criteria. I would also interview ALL THREE: Eddie Fischer, Tim Smith and John Cassidy. Ask them about their history in the business, their offerings (suits, sport coats, trousers, shirts, etc.), the fabrics that are available, the specific factories/workrooms they use, the construction techniques employed by those factories/workrooms, their price points, their turnaround time, etc. And ONLY THEN determine who best "fits" with your personality, style and budget.


On the other hand, I do wish suitupshop the very best of success. It's always good to see the range of options expanded in the sartorial backwater that is Arizona.

In this post I've tried to be as neutral as possible. I do, of course, have my personal favorites that I deal with on an almost a daily basis. If any SFers have any specific questions about any particular vendor, please PM me.

Stu

appreciate it.. I hope to make a name for myself, and not take away from anyone. I feel there is room to grow in this industry without taking away from the established company's out there.
post #39 of 39
All the best to you, Tomas. I'm sure you'll do fine.
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