With New Year’s eve celebrations a blink away you’ll need to get your formal look in gear. Titans of industry like yourself don’t have the time or desire to shop but looking sharp is a given. Haute Living’s tip sheet to formal dressing gives our picks for obtaining a tuxedo for the half-decade celebration and there after. We’ve included the 3 most exclusive men’s shops, stocked and ready to dress you to the nines. Here are our favorites for a more personal approach to men’s formalwear.
Berluti – 677 Madison Avenue, New York, 212-439-6400.
This LVMH owned brand’s shop opened this New York flagship early this year. Their tuxedos sizes start with 52 regular which is the Italian equivalent to the American 42 reg. Their assortment is limited to peak lapel jackets in black and the more attention grabbing, burgundy velvet. They have all the furnishings; shirts, ties, cumber bunds and shoes. Speak to Paul who will put your look together for you before you come in to try on. Or he will send it right to your office if you can’t get away.
Downside: Right now they are out of Long sizes but are stocked in regular sizes.
Tom Ford –845 Madison Avenue, New York city, 212- 359- 0300
Cutting edge menswear from Tom Ford is a great choice for a tux. The suits have a precision fit and great style-swagger—if that’s who you are. They have cut velvet dinner jackets and other super-fly formal looks. Tom Ford is for the guy who is fearless with his fashion.
Downside: It was difficult reaching a sales person on the phone.
Caruso, 45 East 58 Street New York City. 646-757-3041
This Italian whimsical brand chose NYC to open their first and only flagship store. Prior to opening this label, the designer was the creative force behind men’s suiting brand, Brioni. Quality and impeccable tailoring is in their DNA. The shop is chocked-full of several styles of tuxedo and has all the accouterments including shirts, bow ties, cumber bunds, and shoes to complete the ensemble. There are peak-lapel traditional suits along with uber-stylish, burgundy, white, and navy in raw silk and velvet fabrications. Speak to Ryan for a friendly knowledgeable approach.
Downside: They don’t carry formal shoes.