The Real Cost of a Bespoke Wardrobe

- 2013-01-03T16:26:48Z

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Dressed to Kill

With more men turning to personal trainers and therapists, perhaps it's no surprise that they are also turning to bespoke tailors in hopes of cultivating that James Bond look. Many custom tailors say that about 80 percent of their clients are men who are tired of shirts with excess material around their waist or suit jackets with sleeves a tad too long. Men like to control the details of their clothing. "The men who come in are information soakers," says Andrew Kozinn of Saint Laurie Merchant Tailors in New York. "They have jobs that depend on due diligence, and that carries over to buying clothes."