Anyone can capture the refinement of a bespoke suit, provided one knows where to go. Here's the expert cheat-sheet to finding the perfect suit, made to fit just for you.
Martin Greenfield Clothiers in NYC
Martin Greenfield Clothiers of New York City has exceled at making high quality, hand-tailored suits since they opened in 1977. From its Brooklyn headquarters, the shop has created sport jackets, tuxedos, and made-to-measure suits for a list of clients that includes former President Bill Clinton and the actors of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.
Henry Poole & Co. in London
As one of Savile Row's landmark institutions, Henry Poole & Co. has a history as a go-to spot for England's upper crust that's well earned. After all, the shop did invent the tuxedo.
Garrison Bespoke in Toronto
This place boasts one of the largest selections of fabrics in Canada and a clientele that skews 45 and under, making the shop something of a destination for the new-money, ambitious set. Prices at Garrison Bespoke range from $1,000 to $10,000. How they create their suits fall under the Savile Row influence, with a nod towards old country construction. However, the designs are modern and they're not afraid to try different things—like a bulletproof suit.
Johnathan Behr Clothiers in Los Angeles
If you've marveled at the exquisite specificity of the suits worn by the actors of critically acclaimed drama Mad Men, then you're already familiar with Johnathan Behr of Los Angeles. It takes four meetings minimum before a customer can walk out with a suit—that's a company wide directive.
Anderson & Shepard in London
When members of the Royal Family frequent a shop, it's something for a Londoner to note. Not only has Prince Charles been spotted at Anderson & Shepard's, the 109-year-old shop has seen visitors like Duke Ellington and Laurence Oliver. The tailors' skills long ago reached legendary status.
Rubinacci in Naples
If you're in search of the famed "Neapolitan style" of suit making—that is, jackets with soft shoulders and minimal lining—this is where you venture. Rubinacci has been in this business since the 1930 and forged a reputation of refinement known the world over.