Where are we located?
Our stocked Showroom with Master Tailor is in the River North neighborhood of Chicago with easy street parking and a flashing-light zone directly in front. Custom clothing consultations and measurement taking is available by appointment. Request an appointment or call (312) 895-1577.
Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors,
300 W. Grand Avenue, Store 4,
Chicago, IL 60654
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How does it work? What’s your process?
Take a look at How it Works. We’re one of the only custom tailors in Chicago that have a single tailor from start to finish on each custom shirt, making it truly custom, not made to measure.
Do we make Home or Office calls?
We strongly encourge you to visit our Showroom so you can be inspired by the hundreds of fabrics, styling options, and be measured and fit in a proper fitting area. However, we will come to you, please give us a call at 312-895-1577 to make arrangements.
How long does it take to have custom clothing made?
Generally our custom clothing takes four to six weeks depending on the item ordered, fit complexity, and fabric availability. If you need your clothing expedited, we may be able to arrange a faster turnaround time 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 our clothing made?
It’s up to you, our client. We have three custom clothing master tailors located in Chicago, Knoxville, TN, and overseas, respectively. Each of these master tailors and their staff bench make our custom clothing from the same luxury 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. Our bench made in Chicago Bespoke Suits are the best construction and fit you can get should you decide to make a larger investment in your custom clothing.
There are just two other clothiers in Chicago that can offer Made in the USA custom clothing, and no one else has fully custom shirts – we simply don’t sell made to measure shirts.
Do you have a referral program or are there any discounts offered?
A referral program? Absolutely! Refer a friend and get a free custom dress shirt when they purchase their first custom suit. See details.
We also offer discounts for groups, wedding parties, sales team, you get the picture. 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
Soo Dry Cleaners
2201 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60618-6092
Dutch Maid Cleaners
Glenview, IL 60025
Barry-Regent Dry Cleaners
3000 N Broadway
Chicago IL 60657