Given that last time I wrote about the wonderful shops and salons that cater to the bride, it seems only fitting (pun intended) that we turn next to the groom. Whether you want the traditional morning suit or a cutting-edge tuxedo, any of the below will have you meeting your intended in style:
Alan David Custom Clothing - 16 East 40th Street
True bespoke tailoring at unbelievable prices, given the quality. In addition, the company owns its factory, allowing you to get your suit in 15 to 18 working days!
Brooks Brothers - Multiple locations
Classic American style, down to the matching shirts, studs, ties and cummerbunds. Seriously, the suit is named after The Great Gatsby. How much more American can you get?
Giorgio Armani - 760 Madison Avenue
No one cuts a suit like Armani, and his formalwear is no exception, offering the sophistication without ostentation typical of the entire line.
Ascot Chang - 110 Central Park South
Ascot Chang is known for its shirts, but it also does wonderful bespoke suits with magnificent fitting that makes them works of art that still reflect the wearer's style.
Brioni - 57 East 57th Street
If your wedding is truly high-style, aka white tie and tails, this is your place. The dinner jacket is to die for...
Cesare Attolini - 798 Madison Avenue
Cesare Attolini's grandfather Vincenzo pioneered the notion that the Italians could transcend British tailoring -- and the family continues that tradition today, with beautiful fabrics and a cut that's all about proportion.
Dolce & Gabbana - 825 Madison Avenue
Classic, but hip and modern. And very slim-fitting. A great way to be contemporary but not for the out-of-shape. Start that workout!
Emenegildo Zegna - 663 Fifth Avenue
A textile mill in the early 1900s, Zegna now is the headquarters for men (particularly financial executives) who wish quality and style.
Hugo Boss - 10 Columbus Circle
Choose from various fits (slim/modern) and collars to find the suit that's right for your style and shape -- even a three-piece!
Kleinfeld Men - 110 West 20th Street
Why should brides have all the fun of the legendary Kleinfeld selection and service? Now grooms can choose from some of the great designers, and get the same experience and advice.
Jos. A. Bank - 366 Madison Avenue - 111 Broadway
A terrific selection of styles, from classic to modern to tails, at prices that will allow you to afford the honeymoon!
Rothmans - 222 Park Avenue South
Newly relocated from Union Square to this much larger flagship, this reborn shop now accommodates even more of the finest menswear in the world, with great service and advice.
Tom Ford - 845 Madison Avenue
Dress like you're on the red carpet with custom suits and shirts. You pay top dollar for the craftsmanship and fabric, but the look is worth it.
A visit to any of these shops will make sure that the groom is (almost) as lovely as the bride. Congratulations and Happy Shopping!
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