Choosing A Belt: Four Classic Styles 0

Pairing an accessory like a belt with custom or ready-made clothing can be a tricky business: you want it to look perfect with today’s outfit, and yet coordinate with several outfits. Each type of belt has its own built-in style. Here are four classics for different looks. Canvas-With its relaxed look, the canvas belt works […]

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Where Have All The Clothiers Gone??? 0

There once was a time, not too long ago, when small, boutique men’s clothing stores were abundant throughout central Connecticut.   Avon, Farmington, Simsbury, Canton and West Hartford alone had more than half a dozen.  Now, a few large chain clothing stores dominate the landscape. That is what makes Charles Custom Clothier in Avon so unusual.  […]

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Style For All Seasons 0

Fashion fads come and go. Lapels and collars may widen or narrow, fabrics may trend toward light or dark, and trouser hemlines can change course over time. Rather than chase after short-lived concepts, the savvy businessman customizes his custom suits and ready-made suits for his build, sense of personal style, and business habits. This allows […]

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Blast to the Past 0

Designers are ushering in a nod to the classic looks of the 50’s and 60’s. Men’s custom and ready-made suits are slimming down, minimizing unnecessary fabric weight, and even employing fine sartorial details unseen for the past several years of casual-wear domination. Suit coats and trousers are noticeably slimmer than in recent years. Coats are […]

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As You Like It 0

In this day of mass-produced products made for big box and chain stores, it’s good to know that you can still have your personal preferences and needs met.   As your custom clothing clothier, we don’t force you to fit into any categories of fit, color, or fashion. Instead, your clothing is designed and fitted […]

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All About Trousers 0

Tell people about your slacks, and they’ll figure you’re fairly casual. Tell them about your pants, and they’ll figure you’re indifferent. Tell people about your trousers, and they’ll know you’ve got style. Here are a few facts about this important element of your wardrobe… Trousers should always rest comfortably on the hips, neither rising so […]

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Style’s Revolving Door: Everything Old is New Again 0

Good fine men’s clothing stores understand that each new generation has to find their own sense of style – and each new generation wants a little rebellion. So it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the upcoming generation of young professionals are rejecting the “casual Friday” model of their parents, and moving toward a […]

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