Can You Wear A Striped Suit?


But…instead of a conventional fabric found in most big-box stores, think about a light weight flannel such as Vitale Barberis’ 270 gram flannel featured below.


This fabric is sure to please.  It drapes wonderfully and performs well in terms of wrinkle resistance.

Add a few personal touches like a special lining, or trim out the working sleeve vents with a unique grosgrain finish…and this postman blue chalk stripe will scream sophistication!

 Ask your custom clothier about a flannel suit tjis year…before it gets too cold!


Vinnie Rua-Founder, Christopher’s Custom

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Fall Fashion Ideas For The Professional Male

This Fall, there are some exciting things going on on men’s fashion!

First, flannels for those in cooler climates are popular again. A light weight flannel is recommended such as Vitale Barberis’ 270 gram flannel.



This outfit exudes confidence with its subtle detailing from the pic stitched lining to the complementary grosgrain sleeve vent trim to the charcoal bone buttons.  Add a custom blue checked shirt for a little extra British influence and our burnt orange hand-made, five-folt tie.  Wear a pair of chocolate suede shoes from Lloyd’s…Germany’s #1 premium shoe… And you have one slammin’ outfit!


Style-wise, jackets are still being shown shorter, with two button stances the most popular.  Lapels are gradually getting wider…3 1/4″ width for a lapel is fine for most guys…but that can vary depending on one’s chest size.  Clean front lines with no ticket pockets are recommended along with a shorter center vent…shortening the vent by 1″ for the average guy from 9″ to 8″ is perfect!

Pants are going through an interesting metamorphosis!  Flat front are still what one will see and most will want.  However, the fashion runways are beginning to feature pleats once again.  Flat fronts are suggested again this year and my personal choice this season is exclusively flat front pants…however, mine are slightly wider at the knee and bottom for comfort!

Ask your custom tailor about his/her flannel options for you this fall.  The jackets have enough texture oftentimes to look great over a pair of jeans for a very cool weekend casual look.


Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom


So what’s a Wedding Sale?

It’s a sale to help a custom clothier recover from his older daughter’s wedding!

To celebrate this joyous occasion that occurred in August, I am having a special sale.  You can see a great looking wedding party wearing custom clothing from Christopher’s at the following link: My Daughter’s Wedding

I’ve chosen three outstanding outfits for this sale…two suits and one business casual outfit.

Two Button Notch Charcoal Sharkskin Suit:

fall 2014 notch lapel wedding saleThis suit regularly sells for $1195.  The shirt retails for $165 and the hand-made/five fold tie for $125.  My Wedding Sale price for a custom suit, custom shirt, and five-fold tie is $1095!    You can modify the detailing of the suit, of course to 1 Button peak, Double Breasted, etc. but the price stays at $1095 during the sale period.

One Button Peak Lapel Navy Tic Weave:

fall 2014 peak lapel wedding sale

Same pricing on this great outfit as above…$1095 for custom suit, custom shirt, and hand-made, five-fold tie!

Business Casual Fall Sport Coat/Pants/Shirt/TIe:

fall 2014 business casual wedding sale

This outstanding outfit is regularly a little more due to the sport coat fabric.  Regular price on the sport coat is $1095, custom pants are $295, custom shirt is $165, and hand-made tie is $125.  In honor of my daughter’s wedding, I’m going to offer this outfit at $1195 all-inclusive!

If you are from out-of-town, please add $100 for shipping costs to cover shipping of garments for fitting.  If you are from out of my regular selling area, send me your favorite or best-fitting suit and shirt, I will reverse engineer your new garments to fit exactly the same as your favorite outfit!  We’ll modify for any fit requests you may have.

Please feel free to email me at to get the process started!

Sales Tax is extra as applicable.

Thanks and hope to be hearing from you!


Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom


Another Successful Wedding!

My lovely daughter, Jeannine, and her new husband, Jake, just had their wedding with the guys’ apparel provided by Christopher’s Custom.  Custom gray suits to match for all with subtle differences…groom’s suit had white mother-of-pearl buttons…all others had gray mother-of-pearl.  Groom’s bow tie was white satin while all others were navy micro dot.  Dads wore medium charcoal gray sharkskin custom suits with matching navy micro dot ties.  All shirts were from our performance white broadcloth collection.  Very cool!

These outfits will certainly get future use for other seasonal outings, parties, and even mid-week work days!
imageFrom the preparatory steps…imageTo the pre-wedding photo ops…
imageWith and without photo grays!…

imageTo this proud papa escorting one of his “little girls” down the aisle…
imageTo the new bride and groom’s first walk as husband and wife…everyone looked great!


If you or a friend, son, daughter, etc are planning a wedding, make sure you talk with your nearest custom clothier about affordable, usable, wedding outfits.  Gray, black, and navy suits have been the most popular this season.  Of course, for destination weddings, tan linen suits or even white linen pants with casual custom shirts work…

If you don’t know of a custom tailor near you, reply to this blog post and I’ll assist with your questions and provide a lead to a colleague nearby.


Vinnie Rua- Founder, Christopher’s Custom