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Join Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers on March 3 to help support the Greater Naples YMCA! On this date, 10% of sales from the showroom will go towards this fundraiser. The Community Foundation has also graciously agreed to MATCH all donations! This is a great way to help support the local community! We hope to see you all March 3!

Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers
400 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 100
Naples, FL 34102

Rent Vs. Buy a Custom Suit

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When to rent vs. buy a custom suit

Your wedding day is a few months away, but you have yet to purchase your suit, let alone even look at one. Then you think, “Why not just rent one? I’ll only wear it once.” This is a common thought among many grooms. Buying a custom suit may seem expensive, especially if you only plan to wear it on your wedding day. So why not just rent one? You aren’t picky about your clothes, you just want something that fits pretty well. But what about the next time you need a suit last minute and have to rush out and pick one that is ill-fitting? You will wish you had purchased a custom suit. Below we will go through some of the pros and cons of whether to buy a custom suit or rent one, so you can see which option is right for you.

Rent a Suit

The major argument for rental suits is cost. If you know you will only wear it once, and there is no way you will need a suit again, then it makes sense to rent. There may be fit issues, as rental suits are not custom tailored. And the options may not include exactly what you wanted. So you will be forced to compromise on fit and look. Another issue is knowing someone else wore that suit before you, and another person, and another person. But if you don’t mind these issues, then head to the rental shop!

Buy a Custom Suit

Every guy should have a custom tailored suit. Yes, they may seem expensive, but the value you get from a custom suit outweighs the costs. If you work in an office, own a business, plan to have a wedding, or go to any special events, then a custom suit will work for you. Getting your suit customized means a perfect fit, as well as exactly the color, fabric, and shape you envision. Don’t think about the one time cost of the suit, think about it’s value over time. Going to meet a new client with your custom suit will leave a lasting impression that you care about how you present yourself, and your client will take notice.

 

So the decision is really up to you! If you plan to buy a custom suit, you will want to get a consultation with Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers. We are the premier custom clothing business in southwest Florida. We have provided outfits for hundreds of clients including big names like Michael Strahan. If you want to look and feel your best, trust Joseph Wendt to make it happen. 239.530.0070 400 fifth Avenue South, Suite 100, Naples, Florida 34102

Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and you need to get the perfect guy gift. Luckily, we have put together a curated list of some of the best gifts any man would want. Some women may even want them too! So check out this guide before you head to the store and spend hours looking for the right item.

Mr. Porter Uniform Wares
104 Series PVD Wristwatch
$300

Not only is this watch sleek, minimal and stylish, it will go with almost any outfit you can imagine. No longer will you need to buy watches for different occasions. This minimalist timepiece will always look good on your wrist.

The JooJoos Wallet
Treasure Chest Credit Card Wallet
$39

This handmade, leather wallet may look small but it can hold 8-10 credit cards. The wallet has a rustic, rugged look different from mass-produced wallets out there. Stand out from other wallet carriers with this unique billfold.

 

Dodocase Folio for iPad Air/ iPad Air 2
$144.95

Dodocase has been making the best device cases since the iPad came out. Each case is handmade in San Fransisco using the highest quality materials. This company makes cases for all iPad models, as well as iPhones, and other devices. You can even customize the cases.

 

At Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, we carry the finest in menswear. We have stylish accessories like belts, ties, cufflinks, socks, wallets, and shoes. Anything a man could need to make the perfect outfit. Be sure to browse our retail location on 5th Avenue South to see our latest collection and find that perfect gift.

 

Joseph Wendt Winter Style Guide: Coats

As we stay in the cooler months, you may find yourself looking to update your winter wardrobe. Should you go for a casual hoodie or a more professional looking overcoat? It may be a good idea to get more than one. There are many occasions that require different jacket types: athletics, dates, work/meetings, travel, casual/everyday. This chart from real men real style gives you almost every jacket type around. It also places them on a range based on weather protection versus formal/casual.

Just be sure your coat matches the feel of the day. If you are going to a meeting, it’s best to wear an overcoat, peacoat, or trench, not a puffy ski jacket or vest. If you work in an artsy field like graphic design, you can probably wear any jacket to a meeting and get away with it.  Although the chart says duffel style coats are semi-formal, they don’t look out of place in a casual setting. Bright colors are best suited for casual coats while dark, neutral colors are good for formal ones. Most of all, be aware of the current temperature! You don’t want to sacrifice warmth for style. So even if you have to wear a parka to a meeting, it’s better to keep your body warm than risk getting sick from the cold.

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Learn to Tie a Proper Scarf

It’s starting to get chilly, even some nights here in Florida it has been hitting the 40s. For those of us living in the northern region of the US, snow has already started falling. It’s time to pull out those winter clothes and bundle up. You want to keep warm as best as possible, but do you know the best way to wear that scarf? There are many ways to tie a scarf, you should learn a few that you can use to keep yourself warm and looking good. This infographic from Real Men Real Style has eleven ways to tie a scarf, and even tells you what temperatures and scarf types each style works best for.tiescarf

The History of Bespoke

imagesYou may have heard of the term bespoke to refer to men’s suits, but do you know its origin? The term bespoke comes from the word bespeak which means “to speak for something”. It now has a special meaning “to give order for it to be made”. Bespoke clothing is the opposite of off-the-rack clothing which you purchase in a store. The term first popped up on Savile Row, which is the epicenter of bespoke clothing.

Savile Row is a street in London often called the “Golden mile of tailoring”. This street was built around 1731. During the late 18th century tailors started taking up shop on the road. Tailors still occupy these streets today charging from 2000 to over 3000 British pounds. The street has started to feature ready-to-wear clothes to appeal to those unable or unwilling to pay for expensive, custom suits. By the 1990s, many of the tailors were struggling to find clients in a world where fashion was easy to buy from a store shelf. Three tailors revitalized the bespoke style for these modern shoppers. The three tailors were featured in Vanity Fair and publicity around bespoke grew.Unknown

There is a gray area between ready-to-wear and bespoke: made-to-measure. These types of outfits are made when the tailor alters the standard-sized pattern to better fit the customer. Fittings are needed for both bespoke and made-to-measure. Handmade was often the distinctive factor of bespoke but now many made-to-measure garments feature a personal touch.

If you ever happen to travel to London, put Savile Row on your list of must sees. The history of bespoke started there and continues on after centuries.

Bespoke Vs. Made-to-Measure

This infographic from Executive Image Consulting provides a great cheat sheet about the differences of bespoke and made-to-measure outfits. Bespoke refers to custom men’s suits, often handmade, and generally quite expensive. Made-to-measure is not quite bespoke but also not ready-to-wear (outfits you buy pre-made, such as in a store).

Made-to-measure garments feature some amount of tailoring and personalization, though not nearly the amount of bespoke. Bespoke offers almost limitless options for customization, which is why the prices can get very high. If you are looking for something custom, but a little less pricey, then made-to-measure offers customization up to a point. Learn more about the differences and similarities to these two tailoring methods from the infographic.

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