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Item of The Month - Steve's Custom Jacket and Pant


Meet Steve.  He's a wonderful client and his son is getting married this summer in Tuscany.  He stopped by my shop a couple months back needing my help to find an outfit he can wear to the welcome party.  He wanted something dressed up but not super formal.  

Steve is retired so he doesn't wear a lot of suits or jackets much, but he wanted something he can wear again to the parties and events he attends with his wife.  He wanted a look that is classic but with some edge.  I absolutely love the pattern and colors we picked out.  Doesn't he look awesome!  

The light tan and cream check jacket is a wool silk and linen blend which is great for AZ and the warm summer Italian weather.  This blend of fabric breathes well and won't wrinkle.  I didn't line the jacket (sorry I don't have a photo) and that will help keep Steve cool.  I love the cream pants I made for him.  It compliments the coat and doesn't take any attention away from the coat or Steve's smiling face.  When you put an outfit together, you want to pick what is the statement piece and everything else compliments it.  Also, Steve will be photographed a ton because it's a family wedding and I want him to compliment everyone in the photo.  

Did you see the side tabs on the pants? We picked that because finding a belt to match maybe tricky. I also did not want Steve to wear a brown belt to match his shoes.  That will cut him off in the waist.  I want everyone's eyes to flow up and having a belt (especially in a contrast color) will cut him off at the waist and not look flattering.  The pants I made him do not have belt loops.  I added the side tabs to adjust to be tighter or looser as needed.  I've been adding this detail to more and more client’s custom-made pants especially if the color is hard to find a belt to match.  

I'm thrilled how the look came together.  I hope he gets tons of compliments and more than the bride and groom.  Yes, I said it.  I think Steve looks awesome! 

The sweater he is wearing he purchased at another shop and the shoes he is wearing, I forgot to ask where he got them.  

Need help putting a look together for a wedding or special event? Send me a message and I'm happy to help.

Q. Contrary

3168 East Camelback Road

Phoenix, AZ 85016


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