The best part of being a custom clothier is being able to offer a wide range of different garments, catering to many different clients. Whether you’re looking for a neat casual work wardrobe upgrade for the dressed-down world of the 2020s, a velvet tux for your wedding, or a statement 3-piece suit, there is something for you in our range at Briggins.
To demonstrate this, let’s go on a virtual shopping spree for 5 different men, each with a budget of $1500. We’ll be going from weddings to work, and covering dress codes from neat casual all the way up to black tie.
- The Classic Groom—Three-Piece Suit
This groom wears suits for special occasions but is more comfortable in jeans and a T-shirt for day-to-day life. He wants to have something special made for his wedding day, but also wants to be able to wear the suit again for other occasions—an investment piece to serve him well for years to come. He likes the idea of a vest because he can wear it as either a 2-piece or a 3-piece suit, depending on the occasion, and he’ll have an easy way to look different but still look sharp at the reception.
The way he spends his $1500 at Briggins is on:
- a 3-piece suit from the Classic range, custom made to his measurements in a lighter grey merino wool. A versatile colour and a perfect fit will take him not only to his own wedding but to all of his friend’s weddings, too!
- A white dress shirt with button cuffs, tailored to his measurements
- A black paisley silk tie & pocket square complete the look
- The Black Tie Groom—Velvet Tuxedo
This groom wants to go all out on his wedding look—without going all out on the wallet. The dress code is black tie and he’s after a tuxedo—sharp and striking. He doesn’t want to have to hunt down the finishing touches, with the exception of a pair of heirloom cufflinks he’ll be wearing on the big day.
With his $1500, he buys:
- The Desk Jockey—Blazers & Chinos
Let’s head into the corporate world with our next example! This client is a seasoned professional, and he’s headed back into the office a few days a week. He already has quite the suit collection from years in the business—as well as a decent collection of business shirts—but is in need of some neat casual separates for the more relaxed dress code post-lockdown, to supplement his wardrobe.
His $1500 budget is allocated to:
- The Graduate—Ready-to-Wear Wardrobe
This fresh graduate has landed a job with a consulting firm and has set aside a budget for a couple of suits for work. He’s a young professional, ideally after more than one suit so he can rotate them in order to prevent the suits from wearing out faster from heavy use.
With his $1500, he purchases:
- The Suit Enthusiast—Double-Breasted Suit
This man wears suits not because he has to, but because he wants to. He has an eye for quality and wants to invest in something a little more special, and he’s decided it’s time to get a double-breasted suit. His tie collection is enormous and he has a set of cufflinks in every colour. He has quite a few shirts too, but he is pleased by the thickness of the fabric in Briggins’ staple dress shirts. He has the staple suit colours of blue, black, and charcoal, and he’s particularly looking for something for the transitional seasons—autumn and spring.
His $1500 is largely invested in the suit, as he chooses:
- The Red Carpet Show-Stopper—Midnight Blue Tux
This man is going glam, with a sophisticated and stylish look fit for a red carpet. He never thought he’d be invited to a red carpet–event, but here he is, shopping for it! The look needs to have classic elements with a youthful edge—he wants to turn heads and look spectacular—without breaking the budget.
He makes the dream look a reality with:
Whether you see yourself in one, two, or none of these potential shoppers, you can see there’s a wide range of options on offer at Briggins for a huge range of occasions and personalities. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, our friendly stylists are here to help you through the options and answer any questions you may have about suits and styling for your event!
At Briggins, we offer custom-made suits as well as ready-to-wear tailored suits for a variety of occasions, with a focus on quality and consistency. At our small, family-run business, every client is treated to a laid-back boutique service with honest advice, whether you’re shopping for work or your wedding. Our in-house tailor ensures your made-to-measure suit will fit perfectly, so you can be comfortable and confident, whether it’s your first suit or you’re a seasoned professional.
Ready to book an appointment? You can book a free consultation online through our website, where you’ll meet your stylist, see all the fabrics and styles we offer, and receive an itemised quote. You can also get in touch with us at email@example.com with any questions, or give our showroom a call on 1300 452 251