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Tuxes and Suits

Alan David Custom

16 E. 40th St., at Madison Ave.; 212-227-4040;

This family-operated business creates a custom pattern for each client and makes every suit by hand in Long Island City (from $1,300). They also make tuxes (from $1,200), sport coats (from $915), and trousers (from $350).

Ascot Chang

110 Central Park S., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-759-3333;

This Hong Kong import caters to the more conservative groom who wants a straightforward (albeit perfect) suit. Although the boutique offers prêt-à-porter styles (from $3,000), most customers have their tuxedos made to order from a choice of more than 4,000 fabrics (from $3,000).

Baldwin Formals

1156 Sixth Ave., at 45th St., second fl.; 212-245-8190;

Rent or buy all manner of formal attire in this store, which has everything from morning suits to classic black tuxedos. Designer brands in stock include Joseph Abboud and Calvin Klein. Retail suiting prices start at $595; rentals range from $115 to $200. (good value)

This bespoke menswear company will fit grooms with suits of the finest fabrics right in their homes or offices. Custom-made suits start at $695, and parties of five or more receive a 10 percent discount, making this a good option for groomsmen. (good value)

Beckenstein Bespoke

257 W. 39th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-475-6666;

As the U.S. distributor for Ermenegildo Zegna fabrics, this garment district atelier offers a wide variety of textile choices, including cashmere and wool. Tailor Steven Tabak’s custom suiting starts at $1,750.

This rental company will send a tux or suit to your doorstep ten days before your wedding. If it doesn't fit, you can have it altered and will pick up the tab. Rentals cost $80, and add-ons like shirts, vests, ties, cuff links, and shoes are available. (good value)


35 Crosby St., nr. Broome St.; 212-343-4235;

This brand’s signature fit is between an American and European cutónot too baggy, not too slim. At this space, grooms can try on dress shirts ($85) and suits (from $685) before ordering the styles they like. (good value)


57 E. 57th St., nr. Park Ave.; 55 E. 52nd St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-376-5777;

For many, this Italian brand is the last word in luxury suiting. Its narrow cuts make for flawlessly clean silhouettes. A tuxedo fashioned with the groom’s choice of fabric, lapels, and fit takes about six to eight weeks (from $7,500).

Brooklyn Tailors

358 Grand St., nr. Marcy Ave., Williamsburg; 347-799-1646;

Fashion-forward grooms seeking custom-tailored suits and shirts come to this independent men’s clothier, where garments are designed one at a time by Daniel Lewis and made by a small team of craftspeople. Bespoke two-piece suits start at $1,270. Dapper ready-to-wear duds are also available.

Brooks Brothers

346 Madison Ave., at 44th St. (various locations); 212-682-8800;

This American classic offers a number of traditional styles of suits that can be personalized for the groom ($598 to $1,900). Tuxes run from $798 to $1,900. Alterations take up to a week. (good value)

Cesare Attolini

798 Madison Ave., nr. 68th St.; 646-707-3006;

This third-generation boutique offers both ready-to-wear and custom-made suiting for guys who want to look just so. Grooms can pick from over 8,000 different fabrics and hundreds of colors. Each suit is tailored in Italy and takes six to eight weeks to complete. Ready-to-wear suits start at $5,900.

Charles Tyrwhitt

377 Madison Ave., at 46th St.; 745 Seventh Ave., at 50th St.; 212-286-8988;

The classic Jermyn Street shirtmaker carries oxfords (from $450) and dress shirts (from $139) in almost every shade imaginable. Lively ties abound (from $100); jackets start at $650. (good value)

Custom Men

140 W. 57th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 4C; 212-767-0545;

This midtown shop of bespoke duds carries a range of high-end designer fabrics, including Loro Piana and Giorgio Armani. All suits, pants, and blazers are custom-tailored, down to the hand-stitched buttonholes and personal embroidery on the inside pockets. Prices upon request.

Dino Baldini

485 Madison Ave., nr. 52nd St.; 212-486-8920;

Customers rely on Baldini’s expert salespeople to help them create the perfect custom-made look. Its specialty is made-to-measure suits created by one of two in-house tailors. Prices upon request.

From the Summer 2014 New York Wedding Guide


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