Thanks for telling me about that process, Rich. Unfortunately, I need a suit within about 3 weeks, so I won't be able to order a custom suit this time. However, when I need to buy a second suit (I will in the future), I'll give custom Asian-made ones some serious consideration. And I want to thank everyone else for responding, as well. It's helping me a lot.
Originally Posted by RichMahogany
I talked to a fellow in the suit department at the Nordstrom in Houston over the phone. He said that they're having an anniversary sale and that they offer tailoring. He said that the service is usually free, unless it's for something significant (like a 10" drop between the chest and waist). I was thinking, "Dang, that's actually about right for me. More money out of my pocket, haha." Oh well, the online reviews for their store are pretty positive (both for clothing quality and customer service).
Anyway, my current plan is to go to their store and buy a navy suit, a white shirt, a maroon tie, and some dark brown shoes (to match my belt). I might also buy some socks (black?) and some shoe care items. I'll have the suit tailored, and factor that into my budget. Any suggestions about this?
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