A few weeks back I was contacted by the gents at Black Lapel (see above pic, Derek and Warren are two of the three founders), one of the many new start ups in the made to measure market (see also Indochino, My.Suit and Alton Lane). I had never heard of the company, I soon found out the reason was that it was only started in February. Which could be good or bad. I took a look at the site and did some poking around on forums and social media outlets which led to minimal results. My interest was peaked.
If you’ve been in the market for a new suit at least once in the past few years, you probably know your options: Fully custom (or bespoke), made-to-measure, or “off the rack”.
Even if bespoke suiting is out of your price range at the moment, made-to-measure is a good alternative, especially when you consider the number of options currently out there, with most MTM suits similar in pricing to their off-the-rack counterparts.
Review: The Black Lapel Custom Suit
One of earlier and more refined entrants in a now crowded field of digital custom suiting, Black Lapel has tailored clothing for men across more than sixty countries. This review of the company’s charcoal herringbone tailored fit suit is based on Modern Fellows’ experience with the company over the past several months.
Black Lapel: The NYC King Of Custom Suits
When it comes to custom suits, Black Lapel is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with.
Based out of New York City (you can also order online) in 2012, they went live for a single reason…
… to bring gentlemen high quality, custom suits… at a reasonable price.
Over the past 4 years I have reviewed Black Lapel twice; I’ve also commissioned a few things on the side that I haven’t written about. Black Lapel was even one of the first brands that I reviewed on The Fine Young Gentleman so it has been nice to seem them build their business over the past four years.