In a perfect world, we’d all be walking around in bespoke clothing made to our exact dimensions.
But that’s not the case. And even if you visit your local tailor often for the usual hem and taper jobs, there are still some nips and tucks you probably haven’t even been considering—what we like to call “micro-alterations”—that can end up making a big difference.
Because Read Wall, the Americana-bent menswear label from Washington, DC, has just opened a showroom in the Flatiron District, replete with overstuffed leather couches, bourbon and a fellow named Paul who knows his way around an old-fashioned measuring tape.
You may have heard the news of the recent split between Umit Benan and Trussardi ringing across #menswear land over the past few days (it only became official yesterday). And while it all sounded like just another power move in the tumultuous business of fashion, anyone with a vested interest in their tailoring—whether or not you’re keeping an eye on the runways—ought to know what it all could mean to them.