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Looking beyond the Ann Taylor rack for a suit to wear to work? Mike Grady, assistant store director at Billy Reid, is making it his mission to spread the word that the Billy Reid Georgetown shop can provide totally made-to-measure suits for all the women — and men — in Washington who have to wear a suit every day. Billy Reid Georgetown's female customers for suiting include GoodWood owner Anna Kahoe, who worked with Billy Reid to customize a slick three-piece suit after hooking the shop up with furniture prior to their opening this May.
This Thursday and Friday, make an appointment for the brand's fall Made to Measure event and schedule a consultation with Billy Reid associates to pick out a style and choose from a plethora of high-quality fabrics from England and Italy. Cigarette pants? Wide leg trousers? Double breasted or single breasted? Billy Reid tailors can do that. Everything is made in the U.S., with suits constructed in New York City by master Italian tailors. Customers will have nearly 60 measurements taken, but that portion of the hour and a half long consultation somehow only lasts about 20 minutes.
The whole process takes approximately 10 weeks, though it can vary from garment to garment and rush options are available. Customers generally visit Billy Reid to try on the suit halfway through the process in order to check on fitting and make adjustments. As for pricing, suiting for women depends on many variables, but suiting for men begins at $2,225, sport coats start at $1,895, and shirts begin at $245. And Billy Reid soon plans to offer made-to-measure suiting in the Georgetown shop year-round, not just during special events. Email Camie.Crawford@BillyReid.com for appointments this week.
· Billy Reid [Official Site]