Thursday, February 20, 2014

Camo pocket square, a must for every dapper commando

In keeping with the new camo-everything trend, we have made our very first camouflage print pocket square with hand rolled edges. Made in house today by our very own Rosanna. Come on in and grab one before they disappear (literally... I can't find it anymore!)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Valentino Tailors Featured in The Daily Nutmeg!

Click here to read article... Strong Suit/Daily Nutmeg

A great big thanks to Cara McDonough and the rest of the folks at The Daily Nutmeg for this cool article on their website.  It's nice to get a pat on the back from the community once in a while and it's also a nice reminder of how far we have come as a family. Also, a great big thanks to all of our customers who keep us doing what we do!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

So you're getting married...

One if the biggest decisions you'll make in this life, aside from who you'll marry, is what you'll wear when you're marrying them. I speak to many brides and grooms at the shop and most ask for my opinion. Aside from telling them what my wife and I wore for our wedding (BTW, we looked awesome) and aside from telling them what is popular among the masses, I usually advise the betrothed to do some research of their own. There's tons of info out there, in all forms: magazines, websites, blogs, books, mother-in-laws, etc.  Well, now there's an app for it too. Check out this iphone app I stumbled across last night, it's called Weddinggawker.  The point is, there are so many looks and ideas out there and it's your wedding so you should dress how you want.  Get some good ideas, put your own spin on it.  Tell your tailor exactly what you want.  And guys, if you don't decide what you want to wear then she'll decide for you, and we all know how that can end up.  Now that that's settled, you can get on to the third most important thing, writing your vows!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The New Color Trend for Men...Are You Ready?

Most people have never heard the word peahen.  (it's a female peafowl) Most people have never even heard the word peafowl (a species of bird in the pheasant family).  Want to know why?  No one talks about the peahen because their feathers are typically grey and/or brown and most people don't remember stuff that is grey and/or bown.  Why?  Because grey and brown are boring.  The word "peacock", however, is very well recognized.  Most people will immediately associate the bright blue and green colors and the elaborate eye spotted tail and with the peacock.  There are two take-aways here people...#1: the brightly colored peacock is the male of the species and #2: he is very memorable.

Sorry for the long setup there, but all of that was a lead in to one of the newest trends in menswear...if you guessed color then give yourself a pat on the back.  This summer saw men's chinos and jeans offered in every color of the rainbow.  Last month's Mrket show in Manhattan showed the trend continuing into next Summer, and expanded into colorful blazers as well as a few other new places. 

If you feel overwhelmed by all these bright colors, or feel that you can't pull it off, do not fret.  Start with something in a muted shade like a good old pair of faded Nantucket reds.  Before you know it, you'll be ditching your boring khakis for bright red and wearing them with a sport jacket and loafers!

A word of caution:  Be careful with the colors.  There is such a thing as too much color and there are occasions where this current trend should not be applied.  If you're gonna wear brightly colored pants, tone it down with a softer neutral colored shirt or jacket - no need to go all Christmas tree on us. Also, if you're interviewing for an accounting position with a conservative firm: WEAR A BORING GRAY SUIT!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summertime Inspiration & Our Summer Hours Of Operation

Summer is finally here! We've put together a fine collection of inspiration and all things we are loving right now for this season. Check it out on our Pinterest page! 

Also, for our loyal customers, and those soon to be, please review our new schedule of Summer hours and closures from July Through Labor Day.  

*Wednesday, July 4th- Independence Day Holiday

*The week of Saturday, July 14th- Saturday, July 21st*
-We will be open our regular hours on Friday, July 13th 
-We will re-open after vacation for our regular hours on Tuesday, July 24th 

*Saturday, August 18th

*Saturday, September 1st* - Labor Day Holiday

*Always Closed On Sundays and Mondays*

*Beginning Saturday, July 7th Through Saturday, August 25th:
-Sundays and Mondays- Always Closed
-Tuesday - Friday - Regular Hours of 9:30AM- 6:00PM
NEW: Saturdays - 9:00AM - 3:00PM

We thank you for your business and wish everyone a wonderful Summer 2012! 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gentleman, Keep Your Collars Up!

Tom Ford with perfectly upstanding collars 

My occasions to wear neck ties are getting fewer and fewer but I like to wear a sport jacket practically every day. For years I struggled with the embarrassment of limp shirt collars that would slide down and hide under my jacket lapel. Sure, I would use plastic collar stays, but it seemed like I was constantly adjusting the collars and they never looked quite as good as Tom Ford's do (see above)...Until one day, a customer, and fellow clothing aficionado, introduced me to the "Wurkin Stiffs Power Stays". This product is so simple and works so well that once you've tried it, it will compel you to share it with others. The idea is simple; just slip the metal collar stays into your collar, then place the small magnet inside the shirt , locking it onto the collar stay. Voila! Your collars stand up firm and crisp! 

Since my first set was given to me, I have decided to continue to pay it forward: I'll give a pair of Power Stays to anyone who orders a set of three custom shirts or one custom suit during the month of June. To make this deal even sweeter, Wurkin Stiffs will donate % of all orders placed in June to the Zero Cancer Campaign. With this incentive, also consider a gift certificate for a custom shirt from Valentino Tailors along with a pair of Wurkin Stiffs for a great Father's Day gift! Check out their facebook page for more details! Everyone wins, just don't forget to remove them before you send your shirts to the cleaners! 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Valentino Tailors
Custom Shirt Event
June 5th- 9th
Have You Booked Your Appointment?

Join us for our custom shirting event during the week of June 5th to take advantage of special discounts on all of your custom shirt purchases, for both men and women. Choose from hundreds of fabrics, collar styles, fits and patterns.  Our custom shirts are made in America by our partners at Mel Gambert. Click here to view their picture gallery, however your options are endless! Contact us via email or by phone to book your appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, however appointments are preferred. 

*Gift Certificates For Custom Shirts Available For Purchase! Makes a GREAT Gift For Father's Day!*