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Tips for Brides (T4B) is a weekly feature where I talk about a cool tip that I think will benefit brides everywhere. For more T4Bs, click here!

Although not everyone does this, at many of my weddings the bride and groom choose to give each other special gifts to commemorate the wedding day. For bride’s gifts I often see a lot of beautiful earrings and necklaces, as well as cameras, cell phones, poems, and once even a new Louis Vuitton purse (Ashley, you’re a lucky girl!), but for the groom’s gift it seems like it almost always ends up being a nice pair of cufflinks. Now, there’s nothing wrong with cufflinks – I think every guy should have a special, personalized pair – but if your man already has cufflinks or if you’re looking for something a bit more (or if you’re looking for a really REALLY nice gift for your groomsmen, as well), you might consider purchasing a custom tailored suit. And lucky for you, I know just the man who can make that happen for you!

Drew Jones is one of my closest friends and a former client, and he sells some of the coolest suits I’ve ever seen. Ever since I saw his handiwork on the groom and groomsmen’s suits at his own wedding, I’ve been completely in love with the custom tailored look. The suits are made-to-order to fit their owner, right down to the exact centimeter, and can be made from literally hundreds of different fabric options.

Here’s how it works:  Drew or one of his associates will come to your home or business, take your measurements, and give you books upon books of fabric samples to choose from.  If you’re not sure what you want, Drew has an AMAZING sense of style, he can definitely give you some great recommendations based on what you’re looking for.  Here is the look he put together for his own wedding:


He has lots of suit options – double breasted, one and two buttons, vented, double vented, non vented, etc – as well as many different types of pants, vests, shirts, and sports jackets in any number of colors and patterns.  I’ve already talked two of my clients into purchasing them, and I liked them so much I ordered two sports jackets for my boyfriend Jason! Here’s the one he got for Christmas:

And one we purchased mid-last year:


The best part is that the costs are totally reasonable.  If you plan to wear a suit, shirt, jacket, or pair of pants more than once in your life, it’s worth investing in a custom pair that fit you perfectly so that you feel comfortable and look sharp.  You can check out more of Drew’s suits (and some of my photos!) on his website at www.djonescollection.com.  Be sure and tell him Stacy sent you!


  1. kyle said . . .

    He’s hot!

    Oh, sorry, that was totally inappropriate.

    But, I do love the suit jackets he did for your boyfriend, and his wedding party and him look sharp too. Someday if I live in the U.S. and need a suit for my husband I’ll check out the company!

    Posted February 12, 2009 at 7:30 pm | Permalink
  2. Megan said . . .

    One of my close friends is dating Drew’s business partner, Zach! And yes, the suits are fabulous! I got my man one for Valentine’s Day. :)

    Posted February 13, 2009 at 9:03 am | Permalink

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