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Chicago Suiting - looking at BLVDier, Hall Madden, or Richard Bennett


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Dec 14, 2022
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I haven’t found many reviews here for the MTM shops I’ve been looking at. Nor has google helped much. I’m thinking about this because I was recently contacted by a different shop that appears to be a pyramid scheme, so I don’t want to go with them. It got me doing some research, and I’ve been considering Hall Madden, BLVDier, or Nicholas Joseph, as well as potentially Richard Bennett but am open to all suggestions.

I am an attorney, so I’m not looking for anything too trendy. Just a couple of suits (navy and dark grey but not a full on charcoal) with a notch lapel. I just need something that (1) looks good, and (2) will last awhile. I’m also willing to go with one suit within my budget if y’all think it’s truly worth it.

My budget is between $2,000-$3,000.

Edit: just to give a bit more information, I do have a couple of Suit Supply suits, which I like, but I’d like to upgrade my wardrobe. Back when I was interviewing for jobs, I had Indochino make a couple of suits, which I also like, but I’ve gained weight, and even when I could fit in them, they did not feel like they would last.


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Aug 13, 2021
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I'm curious to hear people's opinions as well?

How do these shops compare to some of the truck shows like Divij, Steed, or some of the British and Italian tailors that come to Chicago a few times a year?


Jan 23, 2023
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I had two MTM suits and 3 shirts made by Balani on Monroe downtown for $3500 including Tax. One dark grey and one navy both notch lapel, side adjusters instead of belt loops, mother of pearl buttons.

The way they do it is you come in for measurements and then you choose your cloth and other details about the garments, then they send your measurements to a tailor in Portugal who does the initial cut, then that tailor sends it over, you do a second fitting in Chicago, and then I believe it's finished in Chicago.

Overall the suits fit me well and they're made with good materials from quality mills based on my research and recommendations from friends. Im happy with my purchase.

I think I may explore the trunk shows in the future as you've mentioned since I want to experience that as well and I'm a little newer to "custom" suiting.

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