Wake up your personal style with custom suit linings

Wake up your personal style with custom suit linings

Your guide to understanding and selecting
suit linings to bring your custom-made suit to life.

Suit Lining Basics

One of the most delightful things about purchasing a custom suit for the first time is immersing yourself in the critical details you may have never thought about. The lining of the suit, although mostly hidden, is a unique way to add your own unique flair to your design and let your personality shine through. Whether you want something edgy like skulls, floral patterns or to simply pick a vibrant color to compliment your suit fabric, your decision will be a key part in setting the tone of the overall design. 

What in the world is the suit lining for anyway?

Your suit lining adds structural integrity to your outfit, preventing wrinkles and letting the jacket sit smoother on the body, which also avoids having it pull against your shirt. It provides more comfort in the winter, acting as insulation to make you warmer. Additionally, without a lining, you’d be revealing the inner construction of the jacket. Think of it as a hood to put over the engine, so people don’t have to see all those moving parts! 

Check out some of the fun linings our customer have chosen to get inspired: 

Introducing Made to Order Shoes for Women

New Made-to-Order Women’s Shoes

Our team of stylists at Ian Rios New York are thrilled to announce our new made-to-order line of shoes for women, featuring eleven different classic styles.

Masculine is the new feminine style

Although traditionally worn by men, classic “manly” shoe styles for women have been a strong trend on the catwalks of the major fashion weeks all over the world. The lines between masculine and feminine shoe styles have long ago been blurred and we are pleased to extend our made-to-order repository with new women shoes.

Wear them with classic sophistication

Women’s masculine shoes can make your style edgier at the same time more practical. Keep things simple with lace-up ladies’ brogues or experiment with the slip-on loafer style for a casual look.

Meet the contenders

From classic brogues and oxfords to lace-up and chelsea boots, classic styles have been slightly softened to create a fresh, feminine style for our women’s collection.

Upgrade your look today

You love shoe shopping — but have you ever designed your own? Get started today with the help of our team of stylists. 

A step by step guide to how you make your custom suit

A step by step guide to how you make your custom suit

September 12, 2018

You’re ready to take the plunge and update your wardrobe and decided that this time is going to be special: instead of that ill-fitting off-the-rack suit and paying more for a brand name than the quality, you’re ready for your own custom tailored suit. 

Of course, this might make you nervous. What’s involved? How long does it take? What types of decisions do I need to make? 

At Ian Rios New York, we’ve guided hundreds of people through the process of making custom suits, shirts, shoes, jackets, tuxedos and more. This guide will take you step by step so there are no surprises when you meet with us. 

Schedule an Appointment

The first step is the easiest! You can book your appointment online, or give us a call at 347-761-2262. We’ll meet you either at our Midtown Manhattan location at 167 Madison Avenue, Suite 606, or even come to your location if it’s more convenient. 

Getting to Know You

Our made to measure custom suits Blue Collection start at just $775, while White Collection suits with more high end Italian & English fabrics begin at $1050. We also offer a bespoke tailoring with wide selection of luxurious fabrics for our most exquisite clients. Entry level bespoke suits start from $1,500 & up.

 

Choosing Fabrics and Style Details

Once we understand your needs, our experienced team member will begin to present you with different fabric options from mills all over the world, including England, Italy, Scotland, and Australia. We source only the finest quality materials, and do not offer any unnatural blends or polyester. For our Jewish clients, we offer shatnez-free fabric options for our custom suits as well. 

Following your fabric selection, we take you through the basic styling options including the lapel, pockets, cuffs, vents, and pants style. Optionally, if you’re really feeling the rush of being your own fashion mogul, we can also guide you through options for canvasses, inside jacket custom pockets, buttonhole colors, lapel buttonhole style, custom collar felt, collar tab, elbow patches, coin pocket, ticket pocket, watch pocket and lining on pants. You’ll also have the chance to pick from a wide variety of lining options ranging from classic to edgy. Next you’ll pick your real horn buttons, and decide on monogram options. 

 

Your Exact Measurements

Besides styling, the most critical part of the process is advising you on how to get most flattering fit with the most accurate measurements possible.We’ll discuss and note your preferences along the way. We’ll measure 36 different ratios and take your photo from three different angles so every detail — down to how you normally stand is taken into account by our expert tailors. 

If you’re not in the New York area, we can still work with you. If you can get a friend to help you and provide your own measuring tape, we can schedule a video call  where we take you through the measurement process remotely. 

 

Tailoring and Fitting

Armed with your style and measurements, your custom suit is off to be tailored. Approximately 4-6 weeks later, we’ll invite you to schedule a fitting with us at our studio or your location. Often, no alterations are needed, but if so, we turn them around within 3-4 business days. We can either deliver the suit to you or arrange for you to pick it up at our Midtown studio. 

For large orders, we will create one suit first and work with you to get the fit perfect before delivering the rest in an alteration-free batch. 

If you’re out of state, we can handle alterations remotely as well, by having you photograph the front, back and both sides and email with your feedback. Or you may use a local tailor and we will reimburse you for the expense. 

 

Repeat

Many of our clients become addicted to making their own custom suits once they experience the sense of pride and ownership of designing their very own look with the help of a professional stylist. But now the hard work is over. Once we have your measurements, we can handle the process of ordering future suits remotely. 

We look forward to hearing from you! Should you have any other questions related to the process, please do not hesitate to contact our team at hello@ianriosnewyork.com or simply give us a call at (347) 761-2262. 

 

Say goodbye to boring liners. We have dozens of options from traditional, to bold and edgy.

You can customize every little detail, from the types of buttons to the thread used in the button hole.

Customize your look for every occasion, from tuxedos to your daily outfit.

Finish off your look with a pair of custom shoes, hand-crafted in Spain.