A tailored suit and dress shirt make a man feel confident and comfortable to be successful in any endeavor that he undertakes. After many years of pre-patterned suits sold en masse at mega malls, tailored suits and tailors are reemerging as men see that casual wear (khaki pants, short sleeve shirts) have their place in the comfort of a home and not at work or social gatherings. Speaking with Master-Tailor Anthony Paranzino, he believes that younger men have seen the trend of casual wear and don't wish to continue that trend, settling more for suits, dress shirts and dress shoes either at work or at social events. He cites shows like Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire as inspirations to younger males to search out tailors like himself, wanting to get suits and wardrobes like the characters. "Men want to dress at their best because they want to attract a female, so they pay attention to their appearance."
An expert tailor works with a customer, taking many measurements to create a shirt or suit specific to the individual's body type which is unique from others. It gives a human element which technological advances in tailoring such as body scanners or photometric camera. Tony's father was a Master-Tailor and he began to work at age 9 with his father at their store in Charleston ripping suits. At Age 12 he made his first pants and at 16 his first suit. The grand opening of his store, Tony the Tailor, was yesterday and will feature clothing from brands such as Oxxford, S.Cohen, Southwick and John Varvatos. He cuts and designs his own suits and customers can look online at fabric and linings before placing an order. A customer who chooses his shop can get a full suit with shoes also plus a shoe shine at his own shoe shine stand. There is a staff of tailors that will offer any customer with any clothing question a quality answer and solution.