I'm getting married at the beginning of May, and would like to purchase a nice suit for the day. But I want a particular look, and something that is going to last me for years that I can wear regularly, not just for one day.
I think I'm looking for a 3-piece brown tweed suit in an English cut. The tweed should be a darker brown, and conservative in tone. We haven't picked colors for the wedding yet, so I'm not sure what other colors I might wear yet. I'm the head of a tiny think tank, so I need something that works when I'm talking to funders or the media, or giving testimony in Annapolis too.
This isn't the sort of thing I can just walk into Jos. A Bank or the Men's Warehouse to pick up. I'm getting the sense that I need to find a tailor in Baltimore who can build one for me. I know this will be expensive; but I'd like to stay under $1500 (well under, if possible). And I need to find one fast, as the wedding is only a few months away.
Any recommendations for tailors in Baltimore? I've come across Victor Pascal's website
, but I don't know how good he is. The one review on Google is negative, from four years ago.
Complicating factor: I'm 6'3" so finding a vintage suit to have tailored seems like a fools errand.
I'd be willing to travel to DC or even NYC, for the right recommendation.
A few examples I like:
scroll down to the 4th picture
Actually, tweedaddict.com has lots of great examples. Should I be looking to mail order? How would I get a good set of measurements?
As a further example of the style I'm hoping end up with, I plan on pairing the suit with a pair of dress boots like this
. The wedding will involve a light hike through fields, and these seem ideal (I love Redwing shoes).