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Your chance to own the bespoke Paul Stuart suit of your dreams is officially here. On Wednesday March 28 and Thursday March 29 Mr. Mark Ryyken, who has been creating bespoke clothing for over 25 years will be here in the Windy City available for custom suiting consults. The New York-based Director of Custom Clothing for the brand will be at both locations, LaSalle Street on Wednesday, March 28th and Oak Street on Thursday, March 29th.
The Paul Stuart Custom silhouette, or “house style,” is based on an iconic jacket design invented over eighty years ago on Savile Row by the personal tailor to the Duke of Windsor. The cut is defined by lightly padded shoulders, high armholes, a slightly generous sleeve at the bicep, draped chest and blade, and definition at the waist. Softly constructed for ease of movement, the overall effect was to provide a masculine, athletic appearance.
· Paul Stuart [Official Site]