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 with menswear at Zemo Men's Store in Stamford. Choose between the following options:
- For $450, you get a custom tailored suit (a $900 value).
- For $50, you get $100 worth of formalwear.
At Zemo Men's Store, fashion-forward clothiers outfit gentlemen with American-made tailored suits by H.Freeman and fine men's formalwear from brands such as Burberry, Ralph Lauren, and Harris Tweed. Tailoring technicians measure customers to ensure an accurate fit in the arms and legs, and to help keep the suit looking good during sudden Hulk transformations. Artisans cut each custom suit from a single bolt of fabric and repeatedly press it to maintain its geometric specificities. Every seam receives hand-sewn attention for nonrestricting comfort, and pants come adorned with the finest brass zippers, flexible waistbands, and grappling-hook-equipped utility belts. Suits will be available for pickup three to six weeks after the fitting.
Zemo Men's Store also stocks a cornucopia of formalwear such as vibrant silk ties ($100–$175) and dress shirts ($85–$140). Cadres of cuff links ($50–$120) keep sleeve ends clasped together, preventing them from going rogue and grabbing at unsuspecting wrists during handshakes.
Zemo Men's Store
Established in the mid-20th-century heyday of custom men's stores, the second-generation clothier behind Zemo Men's Store turns guys into gentlemen with carefully fitted formalwear for rental and purchase. Tailors draw on an endless vocabulary of styles and fabrics to order custom suits and shirts from Hickey Freeman with features such as hand-sewn seams and high-quality brass zippers, measured twice to ensure a perfect fit. Readymade sports coats, shoes, and suiting from American and British haberdashers including Burberry and Aquascutum give any wardrobe reason to rattle its hangers with pride or slump in sorrow when rental versions have to be returned.