300 W. Grand Ave., Chicago 312.895.1577

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Where are we located?

View fabrics, styling options, sample custom clothing, and have measurements taken by appointment, or in your home or office. Learn how you can save 15% and upgrade your image with one of our custom wardrobe packages.

300 W. Grand Ave. (blue awning)
Chicago, IL 60654
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Custom clothing consultations and measurement taking is available by appointment. Request an appointment online or call (312) 895-1577.

How does it all work?  What’s your process?

Take a look at our Custom Clothing Process.  By the way, we’re one of the only custom tailors in Chicago that have a single tailor from start to finish on each custom shirt.

What happens at my appointment?

One of our designers/style consultants will meet with you to discuss your needs.

You can see dozens of finished garments on display in our showroom.  Then we’ll show you fabric samples, styling options, sample items, and take measurements.  We’ll then place your order.

We strongly encourage you to wear your best fitting dress shirt, pant, and jacket so that we can best understand your fit preferences (and to avoid potentially time consuming alterations which can add 2-3 weeks to delivery time).  Please avoid shorts, tshirts, and flip flops when having measurements taken.

How long does it take to have custom clothing made?

Generally our custom clothing takes four to six weeks to be delivered depending on the specific clothing line ordered. If you need your clothing two to three weeks we can arrange expedited service for an additional fee.

Are there extra alteration costs?

No, alterations or adjustments are included in the custom clothing price, saving you an additional $200-$300 vs. off-rack.*

*Except in rare instances of extreme weight loss and/or gain between order date and first fitting.  The best approach is to let us know if you are anticipating a weight loss/gain so that we can work together.

Where is the clothing made?

It’s up to you, our client.

We have three custom clothing master tailors and staff, two in the USA, and one overseas.  Each of these master tailors and their staff bench make our custom clothing from the same imported fabrics (Zegna, Loro Piana, Reda, Barberis, and many others), and, typically, the best value (and slimmest cuts) will be from the overseas line, however, it is up to each client to decide where they’d like their clothing to be made.

There are just two other clothiers in Chicago that can offer Made in the USA custom clothing.

Do you have a referral program or are there any discounts offered?

A referral program?  Absolutely!  Clients who refer friends receive a free custom dress shirt with any Classic fabric ($119 value) after their friend purchases their first custom suit. See details.

Discounts for groups, wedding parties, offices?  Yes, up to 20% for large groups, please call for details, (312) 895-1577.

Do we offer custom women’s clothing?

No, we focus on what we do best, men’s custom clothing. For custom women’s custom couture, contact Anna Fong in Chicago through her website, www.anna-fong.com. She makes beautiful custom women’s clothing, in addition to off-the-rack styles on her website, and has even made dresses that have appeared on Hollywood red carpets!

Can we tailor your existing (non-Nicholas Joseph) clothing?

Unfortunately, no. We focus our tailor’s efforts on achieving the best fit possible for our clients who purchase Nicholas Joseph clothing and do not have the facilities to offer non-clients alterations services.

What is the recommended care for custom clothing?

We recommend laundering with a dry cleaner that will also hand-press the custom shirts.  Avoid starch (which breaks down the fibers more quickly), and have shirts laundered, not dry cleaned.

Dry clean your suits no more than a few times per year, and always together.  Spot clean when necessary (woolite works well at home).  Always hang your suits on a contoured suit hanger to preserve the shoulder’s shape and to release wrinkles.

Do you recommend any dry cleaners?

Yes, the dry cleaners below are highly recommended:

Davis Imperial *most highly recommended
3325 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 267-4560

Soo Dry Cleaners
2201 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60618-6092
(773) 975-6606

Dutch Maid Cleaners
1122 Waukegan
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 724-6833

Barry-Regent Dry Cleaners
3000 N Broadway
Chicago IL 60657
(773) 348-5510