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Friday, August 23, 2013

Custom Made Suit

A little bird told us about this custom suit place in downtown Salt Lake. Mat has always wanted to have  a custom suit made for him.  He's got really long legs, not to mention he's very lean, so suits just drown him.  So, we stopped in to Beckett and Robb to have a fitting.  Here's what I learned:

Business suits should not be black, too formal.  Always go with a grey, brown, or navy.

Never button the third button on suit, the second is optional and the first is a must.

There are so many decisions to make, that in the beginning it is fun, but by the end you just want the consultant to make the decision for you. : 3 button hole cuffs or 2, butterfly, scalloped, or straight collar, trimming, material, lining, design, construction, thread, button holes 2 or 3 or 4, what color? what size? After two hours, I needed some air--and I actually like this stuff.

We went with a grey and a navy suit. We also got a few shirts made as well. It took about 6wks and they arrived just in time for Mat's presentation up at Park City.  He couldn't be more dashing and dapper.




What a fun expensive experience.  He better not gain any pounds or we're in trouble (doubt that will happen with Mat)

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