(Closed) Groom Suit Nightmare please HELP!

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Honestly my suggestion is for him to go to mens wearhouse and get the same one as the other guys. It’s not going to be custom, but he’ll have something to wear and the stress will be gone.

I don’t know that you can have something made quickly enough and I would just focus on getting your money back and turning that company in.

Good luck!

Post # 4
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Try Jos. A. Bank. Very high quality but it’s off-the-rack and you can also order online. Also, a lot of their formal wear is currently on sale online. They will also monogram things, which could give your fiance the feel of a custom item without having it custom made. If you order a shirt from here, choose one from their "Signature" line as the quality of these are really wonderful.


Good luck!

Post # 6
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

My husband got a very good quality italian tux from a place called Sarar in Woodbury Commons…the Groomsmen got all their suits from there as well.  They are an Italian suitmaker that manufacturers for Hugo Boss, Zegna, and a few other notable companies but have recently started to put their own label on suits.  They carry a very good variety of sizes so you should have some luck there.  I didnt’ know there was such a size as 39R….but apparenlty there is and I found it there for my husband!  Unfortunately they don’t have any retail locations in the immediate area so if you have access to a car, I would suggest making the trip up there.  Oh yeah, as far as pricing, my hsuband’s tux was $400, but the GM’s got their suits for $300.

Post # 7
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: Small church ceremony, museum reception

I know you’re worried about time line for custom, but try Thick as Thieves – they are based out of LA but can do it all online, with 3 week turnaround time. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about the quality, and the price isn’t too crazy either ($400-500). If not that, try Barney’s Co-op, they’ve usually got sales on nice suits. Men’s Warehouse is ok, but there are so many other better options, especially in New York!

Post # 8
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

As has been the great fallback for me in recent weeks on just about everything wedding-related…there’s always Macys…

Post # 9
484 posts
Helper bee

Woodbury Commons. My FH has gotten some great suits at the Barney’s there, as well as Off Fifth and Neiman’s Last Call.  There’s also a Hickey Freeman outlet as well. If you can’t get a car, there are buses from NYC daily.

Post # 11
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Omig-d I HATE bermini.  I ordered a custom coat for my then fiance there and it was a nightmare.  Their customer service was horrid and I am not surprsied to hear they went out of business – I feel awful for you guys.

You could check out Hickey Freeman – their turnaround time is usually longer, but maybe they would figure something out to help you.  They do custom and it is nice.  However, if your fiance is of reasonable proportions, you could get some nice stuff off the rack (Saks, Macys, Brooks Brothers, Bloomingdales etc) – you could then take it to a tailor who can make it look like it was custom.  My husband needs lots of tailoring and custom work (he is 6’5 and trim, not a lot fits him) and he goes to a tailor that is really experienced with suit tailoring – I can get you the name if you are interested….

Not sure it will do anything, but it might make you feel better to post about Bermini on NYCity Search!


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