John’s Suit Shop has expended their offering to include made-to-measure high-quality menswear. Their line of custom clothing not only offers made-to-measure suits, but also formal wear, shirts, sport coats, and sportswear including polos, 5-pockets, chinos, vests, and even golf attire.
The shop has been a Springfield staple, selling ready-to-wear menswear for over 45 years, but owner and personal stylist Viktoriya Hawkins wanted to branch out and offer a more upscale, personalized service.
“If a customer is looking for a truly personal wardrobe that fits every occasion of his life and would like to be a little more fashion forward, a custom-made apparel is a perfect option” says Viktoriya. “Our Made-to-Measure Suits offer the perfect mix of the finest Italian fabrics and European tailoring. We have a wide selection of luxury wools from Italy, as well cottons and knits for shirts and polos from which customers can choose to create their personal wardrobe.”
Clients have the ability to customize their entire look down to the colors and patterns of linings, construction elements as collars and pockets, monograms, and contrast stitching. “This allows them to add a little personality and spice to a basic suit,” she says.
Viktoriya is there every step of the way to help clients pick out and customize every item to guarantee the fit and look of the final product is exactly as the client envisioned.
There is also a rewards program for clients who choose made-to-measure. Refer a friend and you’ll each get a discount when you spend a certain amount on made-to-measure garments and accessories.
“I want to be your trusted advisor for your image, so that you never have to think about it. Just know that you’ll look good, you’ll feel more confident and others will notice,” says Hawkins.
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