Hesitant About Choosing Custom Suits? Debunking These 3 Myths Will Change Your Mind

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Do you have an important job interview coming up? Or a fancy wedding to attend? Well, no matter the reason, having a well-fitted suit is key to dressing to impress. Because of this, a custom tailored suit is the way to go. Not only will you look good, but you'll feel good in your personalized clothing. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions regarding custom clothing that can cause men to feel inclined to purchase off the rack. But this article is going to look at some common myths about custom suits to help ease your concerns.

Myth: The quality of custom clothing is the same as those off the rack.

Fact: This may be the biggest myth about custom mens suits out there. When it comes down to it, you simply can't compare a suit that was made specifically for you to a suit that was designed and produced in mass quantities. A professional tailor will provide an unbeatable level of quality. Because you can choose the fabrics, style, and colors for your custom suits, your suit will get personalized care and attention. Tailored suits are crafted with great attention to detail, meaning they will be flawless compared to a suit you would normally get off the rack.

Myth: A looser fit suit is more comfortable.

Fact: Many men think that mens dress clothes are more comfortable if they have a looser fitting; however, mens clothes that are too tight or too loose will not only be uncomfortable, they will look bad. Ill-fitting mens suits can make the wearer look sloppy and unprofessional. On the other hand, custom tailored suits are designed to fit each unique body without being uncomfortable. Tailors are experienced enough to know important fitting information, like that about two centimeters of a men's shirt collar should be shown by the suit jacket collar. 

Myth: Custom clothing is only for men who don't fit in off the rack clothes.

Fact: Unfortunately, bodies don't always stay the same shape and size. And as a body changes, so does the way a suit fits. Generally, it's going to be difficult to have an off the rack suit altered properly to fit your new body. This will lead to you having to purchase another suit. However, custom mens suits are designed to fit changing body shapes and can be easily altered to fit your body. Because of this, you'll get many years out of your custom suit. 

A custom suit can make you look professional and polished. It will not only save you money in the long run, but it can also save you the wasted time and frustration that can come with trying to find a suit off the rack that fits you perfectly.

Winter Wardrobes Worth Wearing: 3 Ways To Wear A Topcoat

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According to a recent fashion study, up to 55% of men between the ages of 25 and 35 owned three or more suits. This is because designer suits make the man and fewer things can make as bold of a statement as custom clothing.

However, with winter on the way, you now have to calculate how dress coats will factor into your everyday wardrobe. There are various kinds of dress coats Treat's Squire Shop has to offer: workwear jackets, pea coats, and toggle coats. Yet no dress coat is as well-suited to the well-dressed man's winter wardrobe than the topcoat.

The versatility of a tailored topcoat
Pea coats and toggle coats work well with mens clothing, but they're not all that versatile. That is, a pea coat may be too short when it comes to staying warm in designer suits whereas a toggle coat may be seen as too casual for the workplace. The topcoat, on the other hand, offers plenty of layering ability even with designer suits and it's perfectly capable of keeping you warm no matter the weather.

Need more proof of the topcoat's versatility? Consider these three ways to wear a topcoat this winter season:

  1. All dressed up and nowhere to snow. One of the classiest ways to wear a topcoat is over a gray flannel suit and a heavily-textured tie. The flannel suit will help keep you warm during those chilly date nights while the texture of the tie gives a little pizzazz. Compliment your attire with a pocket square the same color of your topcoat and finish off the outfit with a pair of black classy boots.

  2. Keeping it casual at the holiday party. For a more casual look that's still work-worthy for your company's holiday bash, consider a crewneck sweater and a nice button down. A pair of dark denim jeans and nice leather sneakers or boots class it up while keeping it casual. A watch with an olive strap or another neutral tone will play with the neutral colors of the shirt and pants.

  3. The most colorful time of the year. Playing with colors, especially during the winter when the sky is drab, is always a pleasure. Consider using burgundy as the base color for your outfit. A burgundy sweater paired with a chambray button-down and dark denim jeans will keep you looking stylishly textured, but also warm. Add a pair of chukka boots and you're ready to roll.

Any man can look impressive in custom clothing and tailored suits. However, only you can work your wardrobe the way you do. Take a look at the dress coats at Treats Square Shop today to see how you can stay warm and stylish this winter season.

Shop Small Saturday-November 25th

We are participating in Small Business Saturday again this year and will be offering store-wide discounts on your favorites. Suits marked down to $299.99, dress shirts 20% off, 50% off your favorite designer sport shirts from Bugatchi, Saint Croix, and Robert Graham. You can also take advantage of our special Christmas coupons that saves you $10 off of $50, $20 off of $100, $50 off of $250, and $100 off of $500. 

So come on in and support your favorite local clothier and get some of your Christmas shopping done at the same time.

 

-Tyler

4 Benefits of Custom Clothing for Men

One one hand, the term "custom clothing" can evoke images of expensive, unnecessary clothing. On the other hand, custom clothing can be seen as an opportunity to invest in clothing that will fit your body perfectly, last for years, and allow you to express your unique style. If you're still on the fence about custom clothing, read these few benefits of having your clothing custom-made.

Dress Code Breakdown: Making Sure You Look Suitable for Your Next Social Event

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With ever-changing fashion rules, it can be pretty hard to tell what's appropriate to wear to certain events. When most people hear the term "dress code", they're likely to think of workplace attire. But that's not the only place that requires a certain type of attire. If you have a big event coming up with very vague dress code requirements, you need to know specifics. Read on to figure out what each dress code entails.

Formal/White Tie: Unfortunately, "formal attire" is often misunderstood. While most men think it means suits and ties, it actually entails mens dress clothes that most men might not even own. Formal wear for men means a tuxedo type of dress coats and vest for mornings and day events, and a white tie for an evening event. White tie events are usually held for diplomatic events, but if you're lucky enough to be invited to one, then you should expect it to be very fancy. In fact, you'll most likely have to rent mens clothes for the occasion.

Semi-Formal/Black Tie: The word "semi" does not mean much in this case. Semi-formal is most likely the strictest dress code you will come across in your lifetime. In the evening, semi-formal requires a tuxedo while a morning event requires a stroller, which is a relaxed alternative to formal morning mens dress.

Business Dress Code: Business means matched mens suits. For most occasions, a dark, solid colored suit paired with a white dress shirt, tie, and dress shoes will be appropriate. On the other hand, light gray or brown suits are usually suitable for daytime events. You should have lighter colored suits for events that simply ask "suits and ties for men." It might be beneficial to consider getting custom clothing made if you go to multiple events with this dress code. Particularly for events like interviews or business trips, where you need to dress to impress -- especially since 47% of managers in 2016 said their employees dressed "too casually."

Business/Dress Casual: In this case, jackets are preferred, but not required. The most common dress casual outfit consists of a blazer with gray slacks or khakis. A more casual option could consist of sweaters or dress shirts with slacks or khakis. Remember, just because the word "casual" is included, doesn't mean you can arrive wearing sweatpants. It's always better to be too dressed up than too dressed down.

Casual Dress: Casual dress leaves it pretty much up to you to decide what you want to wear. While you have free range of your outfit choice, it's still preferred that you at least wear something nice to the social event. At the very least, you should look like you put some effort into your outfit to show respect to your host.

Mens dress codes can be complicated to understand, especially in this day and age where there seem to be fewer social events requiring a certain dress code. But it's still important to understand in case you get invited to an important event.

Fall FX Fusion is here! All new V-neck sweaters and vests!

Hey Everyone! 

We have our fresh batch of Fall FX Fusion v-neck vests and long sleeve sweaters. Restocked on all our basic colors and we added a couple of new colors for the season. These sweaters are the ideal weight for layering under a jacket or coat. We also have all new styles of their casual long sleeve shirts many of which coordinate perfectly with the v-necks sweaters. If you're looking for something a little warmer we have new heavy knit sweaters and down filled vests!

Check out the pictures below for a preview of the new line.

-Tyler

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Hart Schaffner & Marx Made to Measure Fall Sale!

Hello everyone, we are happy to announce a special sale for the month of October! We are running all of our Made to Measure Harts Schaffner and Marx suits, sport coats, and slacks for 20% off until the 31st. Now is the perfect time to come into the store and learn about the process, especially if you have ever been curious about having a suit made up or have never been happy with the fit of an off the rack suit. Our knowledgeable staff will be answer any of your questions as well as showing you all of the options available when making a made to measure suit.

-Tyler

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End of the Month Sale! August 2017

Hey Everyone! 

We're having a end of the month sale! Stop in before August 31st to take advantage of huge discounts from your favorite lines. We're selling Nike, Bugatchi, St. Croix, and Enro at 50% Off! Get prepared for the upcoming cold weather and check out our huge selection of sweaters marked down to $29.99 and our Woolrich Flannels 50% off! Now is also the perfect time to update your professional or dress wardrobe, with new suits marked down to $299.99, dress shirts 20% off, ties marked at $29.99, and shoes on sale for as low as $39.99. 

These sales wont last long so be sure to stop on in by the end of the month to check them out! 

-Tyler

 

Fall 2017 St. Croix Collection.

Hello Everyone,

We have just unboxed our first shipment of St. Croix for the Fall season! It was loaded with handsome shades of dark purples, bold blues, and the beautiful colors of the upcoming Autumnal season.  We have new crew neck sweaters and v-neck sweaters woven from very fine Merino wool as well as beautifully patterned 1/4 zip sweaters that really make a statement. Our new collection of button down shirts are woven from 2 ply fabrics that are naturally wrinkle resistant and exquisitely soft when wearing. Last but not least we are back and fully stocked with every bodies favorite new novelty socks! Aliens, clowns, bold stripes and dots, and your favorite libations make up the designs of this seasons collection. Click the photos below to see the new pieces.   

-Tyler 

Treat's Squire Shop 2017 Summer Sidewalk Sale July 13th, 14th, and 15th!

Be sure to come by the store this week (July 13th, 14th, and 15th) to checkout our Summer Sidewalk Sale. We'll be  working hard this week to get the sale ready for everyone this weekend! This is looking to be one of our biggest sales yet and we will have discounts up to 70% off all of your favorite brands like Tommy Bahama, Nike Golf, Johnston and Murphy, Woolrich, and many more. We will also have outerwear on sale for over 50% off, making it the perfect time to pick up a new coat for the chilly Indiana Winter. We'll also be having sales inside the store as well including our Hart's Schaffner Marx suits.

Be sure to check out  and like our Facebook page for updates on the Sale as well as new markdowns and additions we may add.

-Tyler

Tommy Bahama Spring Collection

Hey Everyone,

Tommy Bahama has a reputation for making quality clothing that is both lightweight, comfortable, and fun. Our Spring Collection from Tommy Bahama holds true to this with many of their products featuring new lightweight fabrics, fun designs, and the level of comfort that has made them famous.  The new Striped Emfielder Polo combines comfortable Pima Cotton with classic detailing to form a must have for your spring/summer wardrobe. The new "Dune Drifter" polo is made from a Modal and Polyester fabric that gives it a very plush and silky feel and it is available in a multitude of colors.

Tommy Bahama has also featured a couple of short sleeve camp shirts made from a seersucker fabric. Seersucker by nature is very breathable due to the unique way it is woven. The "Hu-la-la" and the " Santorini" shirts feature designs worthy of their names, Hula girls and detailing from the Greek Island Santorini. Pictured along aside them is "Sunset Lounging"  silk shirt which features a design that covers the entirety of the back. 

We have these and many other great products from Tommy Bahama, be sure to stop in and check them out!

-Tyler

New St. Croix Spring Collection!

Hello Everyone,

Our spring shipment from St. Croix is here! This season's fashion collection features a rich array of fresh and timeless styles for the gentleman who enjoys the finest apparel. We have a lot of great new polos, lightweight sweaters, and long sleeve woven shirts. The collection has a great deal of attention on the lightweight nature of all the fabrics, with a focus on cottons and linen which they source from the finest mills in Belgium and Italy. The spring line also showcases a lot of bright and bold colors to really add a pop to your wardrobe. Be sure to stop in to check out our full collection!

-Tyler

New Robert Graham for Spring!

Our Robert Graham Spring line arrived in the store this week and it is full of handsome, highly detailed pieces. For those unfamiliar with the brand, Robert Graham is a luxury designer sportswear line with an obsession on detail. Their clothing features many small additions that sets them apart from other similar luxury brands, they truly have a unique and one of a kind feel to them. For our spring line we are featuring many colorful polo's and long sleeve shirts in vibrant designs. The photos below showcase some of the unique trim and detailing work they feature.

-Tyler 

New Hart Shaffner & Marx Spring Suits and Sport Coats!

We just cracked open our first shipment of spring suits and sport coats from Hart Shaffner & Marx! We have two new very contemporary additions to our suit selections. The first is a light grey suit with a white windowpane in a beautiful lightweight wool. The second suit is a lighter shade of navy with a very fine light blue check pattern. Suiting trends today suggest brighter and bolder combinations of colors and patterns on suits, ties, shirts, and even socks. These suits represent a middle ground between the very traditional and very contemporary, so you can dress them accordingly to your comfort level. 

Sticking with the growing trend of dressing down a blazer with a pair of nice jeans, our new sport coats can be just as easily worn with your favorite sport shirt and pair of jeans as it can dressed up with a tie and dress slacks. The first two sport coats are a solid light grey, and a very bold bright blue. The fabric of these blazers are woven in an updated method of a hopsack weave, giving the fabric of the coat a fantastic textured look and an amazing feel. These first two styles of these coats we have featured in past seasons, but are back due to popular demand. The last sport coat is grey-blue with a navy plaid, it is an extremely versatile coat and a perfect coat to wear dressed down with your favorite pair of jeans.

-Tyler 

(We apologize for the quality of the pictures for the blue suit and blazer, they did not photograph well with any of our cameras, the true color of each is very rich and vibrant.)