Local Bridal Guide: 10 Places to Score Suits for Your Groom and Groomsmen
Now that both you and your maids are outfitted in the best the city has to offer, it’s time to get your groom and his guys in on the action too. While their choices may be a bit more limited than the billion of dresses you have to pick from, we have no doubt that the city’s suiting experts will find a look that fits your crew seamlessly.
To get your hubby-to-be and his leading men headed in the right direction, we’ve put together a handy list of suit shops for reference. Of course, the area’s many department stores are always an option as well, but we suggest you begin with these.
Where: 2 East State Street, Media
What: Shop off-the-rack styles or customize your entire look from scratch. While the guys sort through fabrics, stitching, and collar options, the seasoned experts here will take 18 different measurements to ensure the perfect fit.
Black Tie Formal
Where: 1120 Walnut Street, Market East
What: With over 30 years of experience, your party is in good hands at Black Tie. Custom-made and custom-tailored tuxedos are available here, in addition to a large assortment of rentals from designers like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Every tuxedo is hand pressed and inspected three times before making its debut on your Big Day. Services are offered for out-of-town groomsmen as well.
Where: 1818 Chestnut Street
What: Custom alternations (from over 40 on-site European tailors), on-staff fashion consultants, and extended hours are just a few of the perks of shopping for suits at Boyds. Pick from designs by Armani Collezioni, Brioni, and Ermenegildo Zenga among others. The Philadelphia location is also home to the largest selection of Trussini menswear.
Where:1839 Chestnut Street, Rittenhouse Square
What: The team at Commonwealth Proper has designed custom wedding looks for men of all styles and personalities. Make an appointment at their sophisticated showroom and they’ll walk you through the entire process. The result: beautiful suits that your guys will never want to take off. Group rates can be arranged for parties of three or more.
Where: Online or at The Ludlow Shop at 50 Hudson in NYC.
What: Budget- and fashion-conscious grooms will find tuxedos, suits, and shoes aplenty online at J.Crew. Peruse the timeless, versatile styles—their signature being the Ludlow Suit—in fabrics like Italian wool and Irish linen.
Henry A. Davidsen
Where: 1701 Spruce Street, Rittenhouse Square
What: Attention to detail is of the utmost importance at Brian Lipstein’s Rittenhouse shop. From tuxedos to topcoats and everything in between, Lipstein has it all covered. Each guy can even design his own suit based on his style preferences (like custom linings). Plus, with the men’s grooming studio, TRIM, in the showroom, the party can drink cocktails and get fresh shaves on the day-of.
Where: King of Prussia Mall
What: This luxury fashion house is a favorite for sleek suits, tuxedos, and formalwear. Shop slim and regular fit styles crafted in a variety of colors and fabrics. Full-service alterations are available in-store too.
Where: 1625 Chestnut Street, Center City
What: Old school values reign supreme at this family owned and operated menswear shop. Formalwear from BCBG, Ralph Lauren, and Jack Victor line the racks here, with master tailoring and alternation services available on all suits. The groom and his men can even build their own suits with Les Richards’ custom collection catalogue.
Where: 1601 Locust Street, Rittenhouse Square
What: One step into this super colorful store and you’ll never want to leave. Head to the lower level for an exciting layout of jackets and pants in a variety of cuts, fabrics, and hues. The knowledgable staff and expert tailors will make sure your entire party looks as dapper as possible.
Where: 145 West State Street, Doylestown
What: This Doylestown mainstay has been a destination for menswear for over three decades. Stop into Frank Ventresca’s shop for designer duds from John Varvatos and Hugo Boss, custom suits, and tuxes for rental or purchase. Don’t forget to browse their extensive shoe display, too. Package deals are available.