Archive for December, 2013

Suit: Low Button Stance Jacket

December 17th, 2013 Comments off


“I lost a lot of weight recently and my old suits look pretty awful. They’re really boxy and I don’t care for that look anymore especially now I’m so much smaller. ” – JDC, Greenwich CT


When tailoring a jacket (or “coat”, which is the proper term), we suggest a low button stance as shown on the right (in addition to proper fitting waist). The depth of the button stance creates a deep “V” shape which broadens the shoulders and chest and narrows the waist. Conversely, a high button stance doesn’t create the deep “V” shape, and broadens the mid section of the coat – giving the illusion of a larger body underneath. During your fitting we will work with you to place that top button in order to create the shape that will best enhance your body shape.

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A Hawaiian Wedding in an Alexander West Suit!

December 17th, 2013 Comments off


Our client, Matt Kolmes, and his lovely bride Jenny pose for this beautiful tropical wedding photo. Matt came to us because he wanted a suit appropriate for his Hawaiian wedding- a lightweight wool in a warm sand shade ideal for beating the tropical sun but also doesn’t look out of place in Hawaii’s natural beauty. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and looking great!

Contemplating a destination wedding or need the perfect fitting suit ?  Let’s set your appointment!  For the first suit, we are averaging 2.8 fittings.  It is the refinement after the first cut that will distinguish an Alexander West suit from others.


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