With all the fuss over perfecting the bride’s flawless wedding day look, it’s sometimes easy to forget a groom deserves to feel just as stylish and pampered before walking down the aisle. A custom wedding suit or tuxedo can deliver that dapper designation, from luxe lapels to bespoke cufflinks. When it comes to finely tailored tuxes here in Chicago, more than a few shops could be a perfect fit:
This River North shop prides itself in the little details, from full-canvas jacket construction to durable natural horn buttons. Customers looking to suit just themselves or their entire groom’s party go through a three-step process that includes a refundable deposit, an hourlong fitting and a second fitting, with all customization included.
Grooms and groomsmen can rent or buy from this formalwear outfit (pun intended) with downtown and suburban locations. The shops also stock extras like groomsmen’s gifts and accessories, and utilizes the help of a nifty free tool called the Tux Tracker that lets grooms (or, let’s face it, brides) keep an eye on which groomsman has been measured, which orders are ready and who still needs to pick theirs up.
With worn leather couches, sports on the TV and Scotch-doling bars, Alton Lane’s showrooms across the country offer something of a man-cave vibe. That atmosphere extends to a high-tech 3-D body scanner stylists use to customize garments from tuxes to overcoats.
Family-owned and operated since 1975, this suburban tuxedo rental and sales business features the usual customization options as well as more unique customer services like home fittings with a consultant, post-event pick-up, and drop-off and delivery. If the dropped off tuxes need additional alterations, the team can even do same-day or next day changes depending on what the bridal party needs.
This trendy brand has made a name for itself in recent years through attention to suiting details like hand-stitched buttonholes and horsehair-reinforced cotton jacket linings. In addition to the company’s rooftop Gold Coast shop, customers can also design their own suit or tux through the Suit Supply website.