Not all suits are created equal.
While working endless hours behind a desk as an attorney, I always wondered not when I would finish my document review, but rather why my suit never fit like it did the men in GQ and other fashion magazines. Photoshop aside, this lead me down the long and winding road of ‘custom’ suiting.
I had my first custom suit made here in Chicago, and while the fabric was flashy, the fit was no better than anything else I owned. I had my next two custom suits made in Asia, and while improved, my suit still didn’t fit like it did in the magazines.
Because of this, and a lack of a good, true bespoke fitting garment in Chicago, I decided to found ESQ in 2012. Leaving the legal profession behind, I became obsessed with not just locating the best tailors in the business, but also the best everything else that comes along with a suit - from fabric, to pure silk linings and genuine horn buttons, and everything in between.
Over the course of the last few years, I have made it my passion to travel to England, Italy and Asia to source the best possible materials to create the perfect garment. At the same time, I was able to locate, after 183 factory visits, an impressive team of tailors who truly have a passion for creating fine men’s clothing.
What this means for you is that I, and the ESQ team, will strive to create the best possible garment, top to bottom. Come put us to the test, we look forward to the challenge.
And if you’ve ever had any struggle of finding a good custom suit like I have, you’ve come to the right place.