For the first time, rockstar designer John Varvatos is expanding its suiting offering with the launch of a new e-retail platform, Tailored Clothing. Customers can now choose online between two suit silhouettes: The Austin, a slim-fit, contemporary look, and The Hampton, a more classic, executive cut.
We asked Out associate editor Julien Sauvalle to pick a suit, and put John Varvatos's in-house tailoring services to the test. Check out the full story, below.
At the store, Julien goes for a peak lapel tuxedo to wear at the Out100 gala, but it still needs some work. Next step: John Varvatos' resident tailor steps in to take Julien's measurements and make the suit fit perfectly.
The pant leg is adjusted to be more narrow (nobody likes a baggy bottom) and the jacket is made more snug, giving the tux a leaner, more modern feel. A range of neck ties, bow ties, and dress scarves is also available to make your outfit truly pop.
Complementing the new web platform, the brand's made-to-measure service, available at select John Varvatos stores, also innovates by allowing customers to create their own suit from start to finish. Choosing from an array of luxury made-in-Italy fabrications, you can customize everything from the jacket lining to the buttoning.
After your measurements are taken, allow two to three weeks to receive your tailored suit -- which should look as perfect as you'd expect.
Order your suit online at JohnVarvatos.com/Tailored-Clothing, and get the full custom tailoring experience at John Varvatos stores.