Men's Formalwear Directory
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Narrow black suits (from $2,800), dress shirts (about $375), and nylon accessories are staples at Prada. The single tuxedo, with a three-button jacket, is $3,100. Streamlined tailoring is worth the splurge.
Primo4315 Queens St., Long Island City; 718-349-2070
Rocco Ciccarelli makes clothing for other tailors all over the city-he’ll also make a suit, jacket, and overcoat for clients directly. With well over 1,000 fabrics to choose from, grooms are sure to find what they want. Prices upon request.polo.com
Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label tuxedo comes in superluxurious wool with silk lapels ($4,000), and the Black Label tuxedo, a slim-cut flat-front version, starts at $1,995. Any of the three Polo styles of tuxedo are a downright bargain at $1,095.rothmansny.com
This independent, user-friendly store carries suits ($395 to $1,795) and tuxedos ($395 to $1,695) by big-name menswear designers like Canali, Hugo Boss, and Ted Baker. Zegna suits are especially popular.saintlaurie.com
Grooms can expect to find modern, smart styles at this old-school tailor. It takes four to six weeks to make suits ($1,500 to $2,000), but they can do rush orders.ferragamo.com
Ferragamo has three styles of sleek suits (from $1,300). Tuxedo options range from basic black ($2,450) to a trendy navy velvet, two-button, notch-lapel version ($2,400). And their vast catalogue of ties make for superb groomsmen gifts.16sur20.com
Hipsters swear by Seize sur Vingt’s specialty: crisp, tailored dress shirts in a spectrum of colors. For formal weddings, grooms can get ready-to-wear suits (from $1,700), made-to-measure suits (from $2,500), or one of four custom tuxedos (from $3,000).thombrowne.com
Thom Browne designs sleek, cool suits-mostly cropped at the ankle, with narrow lapels-that stand out in a sea of buttoned-up guys. Grooms can choose from his existing line (from $3,800), or suits are made to measure, by appointment.thomaspink.com
They offer an array of cuff links, cummerbunds, and bow ties, but this outfitter is most famous for its handsome shirts. The best-selling option is the Marcella ($105). Grooms shouldn’t forget to ask about the made-to-order wedding collection.turnbullandasser.com
This Britain-based shirtmaker is famous for its single-breasted, peak-lapel tuxedo in a wool-and-cashmere blend. It offers ready-made (from $2,950) and made-to-measure versions (from $3,650). Allow at least eight to ten weeks.
Yamamoto doesn’t carry tuxedos, but hip grooms go for his no-frills gabardine suits (from $2,000). The shop also stocks Italian-made, narrow-cut suits (from $2,000). Alterations not included.ysl.com
YSL’s collection is filled with sleek silhouettes. Three-button wool suits start at $1,700; two-button peak-lapel tuxedos start at $2,700.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide