Even the most unrepentant nudist will keep a few pieces of modest finery on hand for the occasional bar mitzvah or traffic-court date. Today's Groupon spruces up dishabille gentlemen with formal menswear: for $800, you get an individually tailored suit and two customized shirts at Morroni Custom Clothing in Swedesboro (a $1,600 value).
At Morroni Custom Clothing, professional haberdasher Daniel Morroni clads clients from Phillies manager Charlie Manuel to hockey star Bernie Parent in expertly fitted, imported fabrics. First, gents tango with a tape measure to produce more than 34 measurements, which help create an individual paper pattern for custom-tailored orders and for impromptu paper-doll tea parties ($1,350). Suiting up continues by selecting a bolt of supple, year-round-weight Super 120s wool from numerous colors and patterns and choosing a flattering style, which can involve duplicating an existing favorite or trying to replicate something from a magazine. Customizable slacks hang from hips with or without pleats, loops, cuffs, and secret compartments to deploy parachute pants, and fabric selections for custom-cut shirts ($125 per shirt) span more than 2,000 European imports and can be gussied up with specialty collar, cuff, button, and pocket options.
Additional charges apply for specialty suit fabrics, silk or satin jacket linings, and chest sizes over 49 inches.
Morroni Custom Clothing
Tailor Daniel Morroni III left a promising career at the head of his family insurance business to pursue a dream—mastering the ancient craft of handmaking fine suits and formalwear. After studying for years under custom clothing experts, Morroni set up shop on his own, quickly winning accolades from the local press— including Philly Hot List 2012 runner-up for Top Men's Custom Clothing —and earning the honor of designing suits for Philadelphia celebrities such as Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, Flyers legend Bernie Parent, and Eagles hometown hero Vince Papale. Morroni fits each client personally, ensuring that each dress shirt, tie, and sport coat crafted in the shop flatters figures and inspires admiring glances.