Your Ultimate Guide to Getting a Custom Made Suit in Vegas

By Tess Eyrich | October 28, 2015 | Style & Beauty

Venturing into the world of bespoke suiting can be daunting; luckily, we’ve got you covered with a convenient guide to the city’s top custom clothiers and their ultimate tips for getting the most out of the made-to-measure experience in Vegas.

Stitched

Stitched

The Cosmopolitan’s original bespoke-suiting haberdashery offers both a wide range of custom options and ready-to-wear men’s apparel by contemporary designers like Ted Baker and John Varvatos. You’ll enjoy complimentary whiskey pours as you have your measurements taken, flip through fabric swatches, and make important decisions about details like thread color, lapel size, and pocket placement. Suits can be ready in as few as seven days, then either personally delivered to you or picked up at Stitched for a final fitting with the shop’s master tailor. 3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-698-7630

Pro tips: “We believe a gentleman should have suiting options for different seasons and occasions. But for a closet that only features one suit? That staple piece would be a perfectly fitting and precisely tailored solid charcoal or black suit. Keep the details modest for universal usage to include work, social, and for those defining life moments. [...] With generational, investment-grade suiting in mind, don’t make your first custom suit too fancy, trendy, or slim. Go with a solid or lightly patterned black, charcoal, or navy color palette, and classic styling that allows your accessories to dress you up or down.” –Eamon Springall, Stitched founder and president

Gary Franzen Custom Clothing

Ask any native Las Vegan about his custom clothier of choice, and there’s a strong chance he’ll point you in the direction of Gary Franzen. A local’s best-kept secret, Franzen and his team of master tailors have access to a massive supply of luxury fabrics from mills like Ermenegildo Zegna and Holland & Sherry, as well as the expertise to put it all together on site, meaning you won’t be stuck waiting nearly as long for the finished product to arrive from overseas. 4460 W. Hacienda Ave., 702-222-9997

Pro tips: “Use a custom clothier that’s accessible to you in case alterations are needed. Also, have you seen his work? Was he recommended by someone? Don’t request functional buttonholes unless they’re done on the premises after a few fittings. These are a given at Gary Franzen Custom Clothing, as the garments are made on the premises with multiple fittings. I would recommend the suit be conservative in color, and have a little fun with the lining. As one builds his or her wardrobe, don't be afraid to branch out, but follow your instincts and the advice of your custom clothier.” –Gary Franzen, owner and master tailor

Prada

Prada

Prada’s location at The Shops at Crystals is one of only 50 of the brand’s boutiques worldwide to offer the made-to-measure experience, and it all happens inside an exclusive VIP room for only the highest of rollers. The store’s master tailor will guide you through a collection of more than 300 top-of-the-line suit and coat fabrics (kid mohair; luxury cashmere) and 230 archival prints for bespoke dress shirts, all of which are tailored to your body in Prada’s signature form-fitting silhouettes. Need more variety? Also at The Shops at Crystals, Ermenegildo Zegna and Tom Ford both offer custom programs of their own. 3720 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-740-3000

Canali

Canali’s made-to-measure suiting experience is a tradition with more than 80 years of history, and it all starts with a one-on-one conversation with one of the Grand Canal Shoppes boutique’s master tailors. After determining a basic style and cut for your suit, you’ll select your materials from a trove of more than 500 fabrics, many of which are exclusive to Canali. Best of all, each of the brand’s suits is put together in Italy and finished off with the owner’s initials embroidered on the label—talk about personalization. 3327 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-862-4447

Pro tips: “Any classic suit is a timeless investment, especially when it’s in a darker shade, like navy blue or black—this can be worn on countless different occasions. A navy blue double-breasted suit, for example, can work seamlessly for both day and evening, making it a versatile choice. If a client wants to go for a more avant-garde look, he can always experiment with accessories [by adding] accents of color in the tie or pocket square, or a more contemporary shoe to finish off the ensemble.” –The Canali team

Suitsupply

Suitsupply

Tucked inside the Grand Canal Shoppes, Suitsupply offers multiple bespoke-clothing options, including a full-scale suiting program that’ll give you free rein over more that 600 premium Italian fabrics, plus complementary accessories like ties, shoes, and leather bags. Looking for something more casual? The store also offers custom dress shirts and a mix-and-match program that simplifies the process of building just your own jacket or new pair of trousers. 3327 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-359-6100

Pro tips: “Never wear an outfit that’s louder than your personality. You can spot someone who’s uncomfortable in what he’s wearing from across the room. Second, don’t set your expectations too high—a custom suit doesn’t make your body perfect or make you look like you lost 10 pounds. Don’t size up. Sometimes a guy will go up a size for a bit of extra space or comfort, or to hide a bit of unwanted weight. This will usually end up making him look like a kid wearing his dad’s suit. And remember, there should always be a bit of shirt cuff showing. This not only protects the jacket sleeve, but gives off that slim, proportional appeal that a modern, well-tailored suit should have.” –Nish de Gruiter, Suitsupply vice president

Brioni

Of course, how could any man deny the appeal of the brand famously known as James Bond’s original clothier? If you need any more incentive to visit Brioni’s outpost on the Wynn Esplanade, the Vegas boutique is the brand’s first in the U.S. to feature its new Miror, a high-tech digital system that allows you to view your custom suit of choice in its entirety during a consultation with one of the store’s master tailors. Like what you see? You’ll then be invited to save your favorite combinations—shirts, shoes, ties, and pocket squares included—in a virtual “closet” to refer back to in the future. 3131 S. Las Vegas Blvd., 702-770-3340



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