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Bespoke Topcoats in Washington DC

When it comes to Men’s suit accessories, a wardrobe simply can’t be complete without a bespoke topcoat. Apart from the obvious of looking stylish and gentlemanly, it will greatly help in keeping you warm and dry in Washington D.C.’s not so tropical fall months. Fleece coats from your typical retail store may keep you warm, but they only work for camping trips and outdoor activities; but at your office, in a meeting, or in any professional occupation (especially if you wear a suit), it makes you look like an amateur. Just like your bespoke suit, the only option is a bespoke topcoat to match from Michael Thomas Clothiers. There are several characteristics to consider when creating a bespoke overcoat, first and foremost; fabric. If you plan to wear this coat for years to come, there is no substitute for wool. In general, heavier coats last longer because the fabric is more durable. On the flip side, cashmere coats are very nice, soft and warm; but they can show wear fast overtime if warn a lot. So, a popular alternative is a wool/cashmere blend. It is softer and warmer than wool, and last longer and shows less wear than your typical cashmere topcoat. The next important characteristic to consider is the length and fit. The coat sleeves should completely cover both the suit sleeves and the cuffs, this way when you wear gloves, there will be no break between topcoat and gloves. Traditionally, topcoats used to be fairly long, almost reaching your ankles. These were the choice of seasoned gentleman. Today, it’s most common to see them reaching just to... read more

Winter Is Coming! What To Look For When Getting A Suit..

It’s no secret that the D.C area isn’t exactly known for its warm and sunny winters. So on that note, the time is coming to push those lighter linen suit to the back and opt for something with a bit more warmth. The fabric on your suits for the coming months will make all the difference when you are forced to bear the Capital cold while still looking your best and stylish. Here at Michael Thomas Clothiers, we refuse to make warmth look “boring”! Just as in the flexibility of a summer suit, we apply the same creativity and style to cold weather clothes. First and foremost, no suit is ever perfect for year-round weather. For instance, a fabric that breathes and keeps you cool in the summer, will basically flash freeze you as you walk the streets downtown. That isn’t the most comfortable thing you can do. This is true with winter suits, in the summer, you will be miserably hot. Some can get away with it in a temperate climate, but not here in Washington DC. This all comes down to the type of material that is used. You want something made of a thicker, heavier fabric to keep you warm and toasty. A popular option is the use of Wool. Wool remains to this day as one of the most common and popular winter suit fabrics. Wool is a very versatile fabric; it drapes nicely, maintains its form, and can be spun as loose or tight as you want. One popular type of Wool is called Worsted Wool, it is known to have a shiny quality... read more

Why Everyone in Washington DC Needs a Bespoke Suit

When it comes to bespoke suits, some men are left in the dark for most of their lives, some will even go their entire lives without ever owning one. First and foremost, don’t let that be you! It’s time to get that bespoke suit. Your style is unique to you and it deserves to stand out from the crowd. Before purchasing your first bespoke suit, there are a few things we will go over with you that you need to consider. First and foremost, what is this suit for? Is this for a special occasion or for everyday wear? How exactly do you want it to fit and what type of cut? How many buttons? If you aren’t sure of these answers, do not worry! We will walk you through every step. The chances of a suit fitting you perfectly right off the rack is very slim at best. A fair amount of people out there feel that off the rack suits will suffice, but you are unique in your fitting. So rather than compromise, purchase a suit that is made for you. A Michael Thomas client deserves a custom fit that delivers the ultimate style and comfort and makes him stand out. The most important aspect for bespoke suits, is the fit. Be sure to consider not just the look, but how it feels. We will ensure that the suit fits at your shoulders and chest, and the length is right. Extra fabric is the enemy. We will walk you through what kind of cut you would like; American? British? Italian? We can walk you through subtle prints... read more

Custom Tailored Suit for Your Son in Washington DC

We all now the old saying, “Kid’s grow like weeds”, there are certain times in a child’s life when they grow in spurts. With that in mind, it seems a little counterintuitive to pay extra for a custom-made suit for a kid. Why waste the money and have an extra expense of a custom suit they won’t fit for long and will grow out of? When you compare an off-the-rack suit to a custom suit by Michael Thomas for your child, you will see why it is beneficial. Off-the-rack suits for boys just do not fit well. More often than not, they need extensive alterations, and they still don’t look very good and the fit is off, at best. By comparison, Michael Thomas suits for boys are made with the same care and fine materials as the suits made for adults. They will be guaranteed to look their best at weddings, events, etc. Off the rack suits are expensive and cheaply made with little attention to detail. On the flip side, custom made suits for kids use less fabric and are actually more affordable than an adult’s custom suit; yet it will have the same quality and attention to detail and will withstand wear like the adult counterpart. We have the ability to make the suits with extra fabric in the shoulders, arms, side and other areas. This will allow it to be let out as your child grows, and the suit will actually last for many years as it can grow with your child. This is something off-the-rack suits cannot do. Treat your son to a custom suit,... read more

We’re Moving! Custom Tailor in Washington, DC

Our journey began more than 35 years ago when our founder and owner Tom Comeau saw a need for custom tailored executive clothing. Our beginnings were humble, we tailored to Washington DC’s prominent individuals in their homes and offices. Word of our talent, style, attention to detail, and second to none customer service began to spread all across DC like wild fire. In 2011, due to such demand, we opened our first showroom in the heart of DC to better serve our ever-growing clientele. With almost forty years of experience under our belts, we know clothing. Since 2011 our showroom has grown and thrived, and now it’s time to grow again and start a new chapter for Michael Thomas Custom Clothiers! On September 1st, 2017, we will be moving to: Columbia Square 555 Thirteenth Street, NW (Lobby Level East) Washington, DC 20004 Our new location will provide our clients with three separate seating areas. This will help us to ensure that each one of our clients will experience our famous concierge level service and treatment. We feel that no two people are the same, so why should your clothing be? We will spend as much time necessary with you, from initial measuring, until the last button is sewn on. Our location now also provides a greater all-around experience as well. We are now conveniently located above the Metro Center Station. Our showroom is inside the Columbia Square building next to the Warner Theater. We are proudly independently and family owned establishment that is both professional and welcoming. We don’t just make custom tailored suits, we create memories and experiences.... read more

Against Hunger in Washington, DC

Make a Statement Against Hunger in Washington, DC Michael Thomas Clothiers is partnering with Food from the Bar, a city-wide campaign against hunger led by Washington’s legal community and benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank, a non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in the Washington metro area. April 28 to May 30, 2014, receive a 10% discount off your total invoice at our showroom and we’ll donate 10% to Food from the Bar.   1300 Eye Street NW #103E Washington, DC 20005 (Main Lobby Entrance) Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Weekend and evening hours upon request // Home and office visits available 202-525-3391 // t.comeau@mtclothiers.com   MichaelThomasClothiers.com Family owned and operated Serving DC’s most prominent individuals in their homes and at their offices for over 35... read more

Certified Tailor Tom Comeau Publishes New Article Revealing The Importance Of Proper Clothing Accessories

Tom Comeau, President of Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, explains that the right accessories can make all of the difference. Washington, DC – May 22, 2012 – Tom Comeau, President of Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, recently published an article on his website (http://michaelthomasclothiers.com/) highlighting accessories. The article, titled “Make an Impression: The Right Accessories Will Take Your Wardrobe From Good to Great” offers three specific suggestions for his readers. Tom writes, “Choosing the right accessories to go along with your outfit is like the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae—it takes your outfit from “very good” to “memorable.” And memorable is exactly what our clients aspire to be.” Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, in Washington DC, offers decades of experience, hundreds of high-quality fabrics and materials, and unparalleled expertise, to ensure that every customer leaves with the best quality clothing available. The entire article can be found at http://www.michaelthomasclothiers.com/make-an-impression-the-right-accessories-will-take-your-wardrobe-from-good-to-great/ To learn more about Tom Comeau and Michael Thomas Clothiers, please visit http://www.michaelthomasclothiers.com/ About Michael Thomas Clothiers: M.T. Clothiers has a passion: Making you look your very best with custom clothing of unparalleled quality and design.  Founder Tom Comeau has decades of experience selecting luxurious fabrics and meticulously designing garments that fit the personal and professional image of each individual customer, both gentlemen and ladies.  Tom is joined at M.T. Clothiers by wife Lori, son Michael and daughter Kristen in a growing family business that has acquired an extremely loyal following.  M.T. Clothiers will ensure a proper fit in garments that not... read more

Certified Tailor Tom Comeau Publishes New Blog Discussing Accessories

Tom Comeau, President of Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, points out the importance of choosing the right accessories. Washington, DC –  May 16, 2012 – Tom Comeau, President of Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, recently published a blog on his website (http://michaelthomasclothiers.com/) discussing the important of accessories. The blog, titled “Dress to Impress: It’s All About the Accessories!” points out three particularly important accessory choices. Tom writes, “It’s important that you think about more than just the basics of your suit or your outfit. That’s right, we are talking about accessories… because it is accessories that have the power to truly take your look to the next level.” Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, in Washington DC, offers decades of experience, hundreds of high-quality fabrics and materials, and unparalleled expertise, to ensure that every customer leaves with the best quality clothing available. The entire blog can be found at http://www.michaelthomasclothiers.com/dress-to-impress-its-all-about-the-accessories/ To learn more about Tom Comeau and Michael Thomas Clothiers, please visit http://www.michaelthomasclothiers.com/ About Michael Thomas Clothiers: M.T. Clothiers has a passion: Making you look your very best with custom clothing of unparalleled quality and design.  Founder Tom Comeau has decades of experience selecting luxurious fabrics and meticulously designing garments that fit the personal and professional image of each individual customer, both gentlemen and ladies.  Tom is joined at M.T. Clothiers by wife Lori, son Michael and daughter Kristen in a growing family business that has acquired an extremely loyal following.  M.T. Clothiers will ensure a proper fit in garments that not only flatter you,... read more

Certified Tailor Tom Comeau Publishes New Article Highlighting Their Recent Technological Innovation

Tom Comeau, President of Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, describes the benefits of their new virtual imaging technology. Washington, DC – April 18, 2012 – Tom Comeau, President of Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, recently published an article on his website (http://michaelthomasclothiers.com/) introducing their cutting-edge virtual imaging technology. The article, titled “It’s Not Science Fiction: Michael Thomas Clothiers Has Combined Technology with High Fashion for the Ultimate Client Experience” highlights the benefits their clients will receive. Tom writes, “At Michael Thomas Clothiers, we never settle for the status quo. Our clients expect us to be on the cutting edge of the fashion industry, always one step ahead of the crowd.” Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, in Washington DC, offers decades of experience, hundreds of high-quality fabrics and materials, and unparalleled expertise, to ensure that every customer leaves with the best quality clothing available. The entire article can be found at http://www.michaelthomasclothiers.com/its-not-science-fiction-michael-thomas-clothiers-has-combined-technology-with-high-fashion-for-the-ultimate-client-experience/ To learn more about Tom Comeau and Michael Thomas Clothiers, please visit http://www.michaelthomasclothiers.com/ About Michael Thomas Clothiers: M.T. Clothiers has a passion: Making you look your very best with custom clothing of unparalleled quality and design.  Founder Tom Comeau has decades of experience selecting luxurious fabrics and meticulously designing garments that fit the personal and professional image of each individual customer, both gentlemen and ladies.  Tom is joined at M.T. Clothiers by wife Lori, son Michael and daughter Kristen in a growing family business that has acquired an extremely loyal following.  M.T. Clothiers will ensure a proper fit in garments that not only... read more

Certified Tailor Tom Comeau Publishes New Blog Introducing Their New Virtual Imaging Technology

Tom Comeau, President of Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, shares details regarding their new technology. Washington, DC –  March 30, 2012 – Tom Comeau, President of Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, recently published a blog on his website (http://michaelthomasclothiers.com/) introducing their new virtual imaging technology. The blog, titled “Michael Thomas Clothiers: Combining Technology with Style for the Perfect Client Experience” describes the new technology and explains how it will impact their clients. Tom writes, “Imagine this: it’s time for a new wardrobe, and you visit your tailor. But rather than spending hours taking your measurements and trying on outfits, you have the ability to see your garment in your chosen style and fabric then create the look you desire.” Michael Thomas Clothiers, a men’s & women’s custom tailoring showroom, in Washington DC, offers decades of experience, hundreds of high-quality fabrics and materials, and unparalleled expertise, to ensure that every customer leaves with the best quality clothing available. The entire blog can be found at http://www.michaelthomasclothiers.com/michael-thomas-clothiers-combining-technology-with-style-for-the-perfect-client-experience/ To learn more about Tom Comeau and Michael Thomas Clothiers, please visit http://www.michaelthomasclothiers.com/ About Michael Thomas Clothiers: M.T. Clothiers has a passion: Making you look your very best with custom clothing of unparalleled quality and design.  Founder Tom Comeau has decades of experience selecting luxurious fabrics and meticulously designing garments that fit the personal and professional image of each individual customer, both gentlemen and ladies.  Tom is joined at M.T. Clothiers by wife Lori, son Michael and daughter Kristen in a growing family business that has acquired an extremely loyal following.  M.T. Clothiers will... read more
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