1422 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514
For the New Haven area man who really wants to look sharp at work, veteran tailor Enzo Valentino in Hamden is the guy to see. Three generations of expert craftsman have made this family business a legend in the region, and while Enzo openly and proudly admits that his work is “not the fastest or the cheapest,” he does believe that the custom-fit shirts, jackets, pants and suits he creates for his clients are both “the best” and among the most “affordable” they will find. Valentino’s basic inventory is not large, but Enzo can order and tailor suits and materials to fit any size, shape or height.
Fairfield Clothiers Tailors And Shirt Makers
1551 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Fairfield Clothiers dresses men not just for the office, but for the boardroom and the “C-suite” where the CEO, CFO and COO spend their days. This family business carries top-name brands like Coppley, Baroni and Samuelson, and can outfit a client in anything from traditional wool to imported Italian silk. Suits, separates, sport coats, blazers and more can be ordered and tailored or “made to measure.” They carry socks and shoes and all manner of accessories, even pajamas, but they are best known for their custom-fitted and custom-made suits.
J Press Men’s Clothing
202 College St.
New Haven, CT 06510
For loyal customers, some of whom their fathers and even grandfathers had been outfitted by J. Press, it was hard to see the old store on York Street in New Haven come down. But once they set foot in the door of the new store on College Street, which opened this September, most breathed a sigh of relief, for J. Press is still the same ultimate gentleman’s clothier it has been since 1902. The family has expanded to the Boston and Washington, D.C. markets, but the New Haven store is still the flagship, and it is still the place where Connecticut’s business and political elite come to find their suits made of cashmere and merino wool. Service is welcoming and impeccable, as is the quality of their materials and their work. No one who walks into an office in a J. Press suit can fail to impress their employees, co-workers or clients.
359 Greenwich Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830
It is not only men who need to dress for success at work, but also women, and Richards in Greenwich stands ready to outfit both. They not only carry a large inventory of designers and styles, they also have a staff of expert style advisors who provide personal service to create the perfect wardrobe for the office or event. Richards has paired up with the elegant Mitchells, Marios and Wilkes Bashford clothiers who have stores in New York, California and Oregon to enable them to offer their clients an even wider selection.
R. Derwin Clothiers
33 and 43 West St.
Litchfield, CT 06795
(860) 567-0100 and (860) 567-4095
R. Derwin Clothiers is unique not just because it caters to both men and women who seek to dress to impress, but also because it does so in two separate stores, both of which are located on the same block in Litchfield. For more than a quarter of a century, R. Derwin has specialized in bringing the European look to Connecticut, with its emphasis on Scottish and Italian cashmere. They also carry American-made clothing and numerous lines of sportswear to compliment the man or woman who still wants to look elegant even when they are out of the office.
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