Many people look for custom suits and shirts when they are preparing for job interviews, have a similar career advancement meeting, or want to stand out in networking circles. For these scenarios, it helps to know what you might be unintentionally conveying about yourself through the color of your suit. The same basic ideas hold true in any scenario, helping you visually convey a certain message at an important milestone, in a romantic setting, or at any other key event.   Why should you care about first impressions? They are tremendously powerful, according to scientific research. A 2011 study on first impressions by Bertram Gawronski et al. found that without a change in context, a first impression would persist despite contradictory information attained thereafter. In other words, first impressions are strong to the point that they are almost rigid. Since those initial readings of you are so difficult to change, […]

If you are a shorter gentleman, of 5’7” or below, it helps to know that there are some particular concerns related to height when you buy a custom suit. Let’s review advice that can help you when working with a tailor. First, though, let’s briefly look at why this is so important through research on height bias – which you can minimize by getting perfect-fitting clothing that makes you look taller.   Study shows the reality of height bias   It may sound bizarre to suggest that you could assign a value to every additional inch of a person’s height. However, that is exactly what can be done using the data from research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in 2004. The landmark study found that every inch over average height corresponded to an additional $789 of annual income.   Psychologist Timothy A. Judge, Ph.D. (University of Florida) and […]

Think a suit is just a suit? Not if you want to make an impression. And not if you want a suit that fits you.   Leave behind the idea that you can properly present yourself with off-the-rack or made-to-measure options. Here is some advice on purchasing a custom or bespoke suit.   1.) Be confident with your choice.   If you are undecided on whether to get a bespoke suit, consider that anything you pull off a rack will not take into account the way the human body is actually built. Notably, 70% of people have one arm that is a quarter-inch longer than the other (Business Insider); your suit should reflect the reality of your body’s dimensions if you want to look your best.   2.) Know what you want.   You don’t need to know exactly what you want, of course. Part of the shopping process is […]

It’s safe to say that having at least one suit isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Every man will find himself in a situation where he’s going to need a suit, no matter what line of work he’s in. This is especially true in New York City where appearances are just as important as who you know. Competition is the name of the game in New York. There are plenty of qualified people here with impressive resumes and networks. So, more is needed to stand apart. Never underestimate the value of signaling. And, what signals success better than looking good? Not much. Owning custom suits in NYC is one of the best things you can do for yourself professionally and personally. After all, in an increasingly social media dominated world, it’s telling that you’ll find many popular images tagged with the famous phrase “There is nothing like a well-tailored man […]

Women executives in business know the secret to looking their best at work: a custom tailored suit makes all the difference in the world in how you look and feel. This is true no matter what level you are at in the company. A custom suit from Alan David NYC is a new level of fit and comfort for women. The expert fitters at Alan David NYC know just how women’s clothing should be made. After they take a complete set of measurements, they will make a pattern for a suit that fits you perfectly. But they don’t just stop there. They also hand sew the suit together, and have you try it on one more time before it is finished. This is the ideal time to make small adjustments so you can be assured that your suit fits you perfectly. No matter what your level in your company, invest […]

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