Men's Formalwear Directory
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Believe it or not, this fast-fashion hub produces sleek, slim-fitting tuxes that can hold their own in a black-tie setting. The black tuxedo with satin lining is a best seller. Suiting prices range from $25 to $150.jacksilverformalwear.com
This no-frills rental boutique has it all: shoes ($30), vests ($35), and tuxes (from $175, parties of five-plus from $165). Brands include Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. (good value)jlindeberg.com
This popular Stockholm-based designer is known for the lean, flattering silhouettes of his suit jackets. A slim-fit, one-button tux will set the groom-to-be back about $1,200. (good value)kleinfeldmen.com
Manhattan’s bridal behemoth also offers menswear. Its in-house collection starts at $1,195, and custom tuxes and suits at $1,500. Tailoring is included with any custom purchase. By appointment only.lordwillys.com
Bold colors abound at this shop, which uses British and Italian fabrics to make shirts (ready-to-wear are $215; custom are $295) and suits (ready-to-wear from $2,800; bespoke from $3,000). Order a made-to-measure suit ($3,200), and they also throw in a custom shirt, tie, and pocket square for free.
The Ludlow Shop at 50 Hudson50 Hudson St., nr. Thomas St. (various locations); 212-587-3139; jcrew.com
This J.Crew men’s outpost is an obvious choice for budget- and fashion-conscious grooms. Jackets start at $298, pants from $158, and cummerbunds are $75. Suit options include the Ludlow, available in a variety of fabrics. Tuxes start at $800.menswearhouse.com
This mega men’s store is a one-stop shop for the unfussy groom and his crew. Guys will find the new Black by Vera Wang collection as well as discounted ensembles from Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. Suits are $230 to $1,400, and tuxes are $230 to $1,000. Tuxedo rentals start at just $60. (good value)
Michael Andrews Bespoke2 Great Jones Alley, at Broadway; 212-677-1755; michaelandrewbespoke.com
“Recovering corporate attorney” Andrews offers bespoke suits in three levels of craftsmanship (from $995) made from a selection of over 2,000 fabrics. First-time orders take eight to twelve weeks.
Paul Marlow147 W. 29th St., nr. Seventh Ave., fifth fl.; 212-502-1824; paul-marlow.com
This designer creates snazzy made-to-measure suits using English and Italian wool blends and Japanese cottons. In addition to men’s suiting, he also crafts tuxes for ladies who prefer to forgo the gown. Custom suits take five to six weeks and start at $1,800. By appointment only.
From the Winter 2014 New York Wedding Guide