Why Custom?

There are a number of reasons why custom offers a viable alternative to store-bought clothing.  Having been the founder and buyer for a chain of six specialty men's stores that were recognized by Esquire Magazine as 1 of the top 100 in America, I've carried every imaginable brand from Ralph Lauren Polo, to Calvin Klein, to Kenneth Cole, to Jack Victor, to Hugo Boss, to Canali, to Pal Zileri, to Corneliani, to Brioni.  I was even chosen to be the spokesperson for the Men's Clothing Industry by the Men's Apparel Alliance, a group of men's clothing retailers and manufacturers including many of the largest companies in our industry such as the Men's Wearhouse.

Based on my experiences, the following are some reasons why custom garments make a whole lot of sense:

  • Once we cross the price threshold of $595 for a suit, custom becomes a viable alternative.

  • With custom, you get the exact swatch you want.

  • You get the style that works best for your physique

  • The exact fit for you...exact sleeve, body taper, wrist, neck, etc.

  • You are not limited by a store buyer's purchasing decisions.  In any store, the buyer chooses items he/she thinks will sell quickly.  Having said that, you are not seeing a full assortment of what is in fashion or available in any store.  Furthermore, if you want a specific style detail...for example, 2-button jacket with shorter center vent...you will probably be out of luck in many stores...not so with custom...I will make whatever you want!

.Christopher's Custom in Albany offers custom suits, custom sport coats ,tuxedos & custom shirts.  Plus â€‹Christopher's Custom Logo'd Specialty Products

This custom shirt was sized to this customer's exact shirt sleeve length.  If you look closely, you will see his left hand hangs slightly lower than his right...5/8" longer...no big deal with custom?  And you never have to worry about your pant's sizing!  They always fit with the exact rise, seat, thigh, bottom you prefer!

Testimonials: See what others are saying!

"Great quality & value on custom suits with Vince Rua.  
You'll look great & save enough money for a new pair of shoes!!" - Kevin B. General Manager at Time Warner Cable Media Sales

"I buy my custom shirts from Vince Rua at Christopher's Custom.  I have been buying from Vince for the last two decades.  I am very satisfied with the quality, craftmansjhip, and excellent care taken by Vince.  I recommend his products and services.  

- Monte Vacarelli - Realty USA

"It is easy to recommend Vince Rua at Christopher's Custom. All the suits that I have ordered through Vince have been great.  He does an amazing job.  I highlly recommmend his custom products and his service is second to none."

- Brian F. Barnes - Head Basketball Coach at Russell Sage College

"I've consulted Vince on business wardrobe issues for nearly 20 years.  His suggestions and access to quality products and their makers are both excellent.  Compared to other sources, I have found his prices reasonable and the product quality very high."  

- Tom T.  Retired at SHG Group

" Vinnie, Kudos on the threads.  Wore the suit with the pink shirt and birthday tie today.  Many compliments from my officemates.  These are terrific!  Thanks a bunch, we'll do this again!"

- James.D.K, PLLC Attorney