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There's nothing more romantic than seeing your fiancé in a fit-like-a-glove garment as you're walking down the aisle in a custom gown. We love the idea of a groom purchasing his wedding suit or tux, even if it doesn't perfectly match the groomsmen. Plus, he'll be reminded of this day every time he wears his outfit again in the future. Here are some of our favorite Chicago shops to get your guy feeling like a million bucks on the big day.
Oliver & Rowan Bespoke
Owner and tailor Joseph Mapes creates true bespoke pieces at this custom suit shop. Every garment starts with an individual pattern and is made by hand in-house. Booking an appointment may not be as effortless; Oliver & Rowan maintains a by-referral-only business in order to keep a smaller client base with high level of service and satisfaction.
Perfect for the groom who may be a little hesitant to purchase a custom suit or jacket, Alton Lane's modern man cave interior invites him to sidle up to the bar and have a drink while browsing fabric and fit options. Who says pampering only is for the bride?Read real brides' reviews here!
If your hubby-to-be has his mind set on wearing Chuck Taylors and a bright blue floral lapel pin (as your something blue, of course), but still wants a dapper suit, send him to Wilfred Newman. Contemporary cuts and colors are blended with traditional craftsmanship and impeccable quality that even James Bond would admire. Trust us, these guys are not your grandpa's tailor.
Fredrick Lynn Haberdasshere
This River North showroom offers a relaxed environment for guys to sip Scotch while flipping through fabrics to design custom pieces. Appointments are always one-on-one, so your groom will be sure to feel confident in his outfit decision. A partnership with DolcePunta also offers clients the opportunity to personalize neckwear with made-to-order ties.
With a generations-old family history in the business, owner Rino Burdi knows a thing or two about a fine Italian suit. Your groom's custom suit will fit not only the big day, but also his day-to-day with details such as customized internal pockets sized specifically for your tablets and smartphones. And the elegant, three-story storefront in the Gold Coast is pretty much a candy store for the sartorial gent.