June 20, 2011
They say you can tell a lot about a man by his shoes. I’d argue the same goes for his suit. Classic black, pinstripe, three-button, double breasted–but it’s not so much about the look of the suit as it is the fit. The men of Beckett & Robb, a custom suit company based in Salt Lake City, are quick to agree.
“Fit trumps all,” says Jason Yeats, co-founder of Beckett & Robb, along with business partner Derek Bleazard. “If the suit fits properly, everything else works.”
Beckett & Robb co-founder Jason Yeats in one of the company’s bespoke suits
The dapper duo would know. They’ve been outfitting Utah’s most fashionable gents in custom suits for a few years now, following stints in fashion and marketing that had them traveling—and shopping–across the globe. “We saw a need for custom suits—it’s an area of fashion that’s underserved locally, and even nationally,” says Yeats.
The twosome say Beckett & Robb is influenced by men’s fashion heavy-hitters like Tom Ford, Zegna, and Ferragamo, to name a few. Think timeless European style combined with fine tailoring and fashion-forward sensibilities.
Custom suits by Beckett & Robb
Beckett & Robb’s suits are all custom-made in the truest sense of the word: You choose your fabric and style preferences, they take your measurements (3o-plus, to be exact), and about four weeks later, voila! You’ve got yourself one snazzy looking suit, perfectly tailored to your body, and specially designed for you and you alone.
Beckett & Robb co-founder Derek Bleazard in a custom shirt and tie by the company
Following success in the business sector at home and away, Beckett & Robb recently entered the wedding arena, dressing grooms in bespoke suits for the big day. This month, the company announced a partnership with Alta Moda Bridal in Salt Lake City: When brides go to the designer bridal boutique in search of their dream dress, grooms can tag along and get fitted for a one-of-a-kind suit on par with his bride’s couture frock. Needless to say, it’s a match made in wedding fashion heaven.
“Our client base is similar in mindset and fashion sense,” explains Hilary Anderson, co-owner of Alta Moda Bridal along with hubby Justin Goodson. “And grooms should look their best on the big day, too.”
Can I get an, amen?
Custom groom’s suit by Beckett & Robb
Grooms, for the biggest event of your life forgo a rented tux that’s been worn by dozens of other dudes and invest in something a little more special. Beckett & Robb’s bespoke grooms’ suits can be further customized with jacket linings and neckties to match your wedding colors, and Yeats and Bleazard can also deck you out with custom shirts and pocket squares, plus cuff links from a curated collection. And don’t forget your “boys”: matching custom suits can be designed for your best man, groomsmen, and dear old dad (at special rates, to boot).
Long live the well tailored suit!