Nicholas Formal Wear
For most of my life I've been jealous of guys who are able to find perfectly fitting shirts at any retailer. Even $150 off-the-rack shirts (looking at you, Hugo) left me either drowning in extra fabric or ripping through elbows. If I'm spending $100+ on a shirt, I would hope that it would fit, dance, and iron itself.
After a few tailored-shirt-sporting coworkers complained about the services of their local tailor (pushy, waved off poorly-done fittings, etc.), I decided to bite the bullet and go custom with whatever I could find on Yelp. I came across Nicholas Joseph and had a fantastic experience. I walked in and was greeted by Genna, who was exceedingly helpful with all of my (probably dumb) questions regarding fit, accessories, timing, price, expectations, etc. I'm hypersensitive to pushy salespeople, and Genna made me feel totally at ease in selecting a good mix of fabrics and designs.
A few weeks later when the first shirt came in (I ordered a few, they make sure one fits before tailoring the others), it was a touch loose (like I said, I wanted it to fit absolutely perfectly so was very nitpicky), and Genna was the perfect consultant in recommending the best way to get the fit I was looking for (and didn't just try to convince me that it fit as-is). A little under two weeks later, the shirt came back fitting perfectly (though unfortunately it doesn't dance or iron itself, but I think I'll live).
Highly recommend Genna and Nicholas Joseph as a whole. Haven't been back yet but my SuitSupply suits have worn out (not that they were that impressive to begin with) and I would love to see what NJ has to offer.
Oak Park, IL
Absolutely loved my experience....
Absolutely loved my experience at Nicholas Joseph, and can't say enough great things about my designer Rodney. I had decided to get a custom suit for my upcoming wedding, and this was to be my first custom clothing experience. After my normal over researching, I decided to give this company a try. From the moment I walked in Rodney was welcoming, pleasant, and very professional. There were no high pressure sales tactics, and once you select your clothing package and suit fabric there is none of that additional nickel and dime-ing that I cannot stand.
The whole process of picking out every tiny aspect of the suit was so much more fun and relaxed than I had anticipated. Rodney knew exactly when I needed his opinion on things, and wasn't afraid to tell me what was best when I was indecisive about something. It was insane to me how many different portions of the suit you get to customize (rookie I know), but I really ended up with a product that was me and that I cannot wait to wear on my wedding day. The finished three piece suit & custom shirt completely exceeded my expectations, and were such high quality for the price. I really cannot recommend Rodney and the rest of the team at NJCS enough, and I will definitely be sending friends and family there, and returning soon myself.
After a lot of research and asking around I decided to go to Nicholas Joseph suits for my first custom suits. I looked up Daniel George, Balani, Nicholas Joseph, and Knot Standard. I decided on Nicholas Joseph because all of the people I talked to had nothing but great things to say. I can't say enough great things about the amazing customer service I received from Jodi Ruth. She made sure that I was comfortable with my decisions and help create a perfect custom suit. If you are looking for a great custom suit make sure to go here and ask for Jodi! I am sure that the rest of the staff there is amazing as well.