In this day and age of the modern dressing there seems to be a new custom clothier shop opening its doors almost daily. While many of these operations are worth their salt, some of them aren't. We were recently approached by a new NYC custom clothier by the name of AlphaSpoke
. Co-Founder, style enthusiast and Muay Thai practitioner Warren Liao reached out to us on the recommendation of some of our most respected style mentors and business partners so we thought we'd give them a few minutes of our time. It turned out to be a great decision. Warren offered to make us a suit to road test the quality of their product. since he was only in town for a few days we met up at the W Hotel living room
to talk business, fabrics, cuts and such.Warren is a former Wall street banker turned style connoisseur. AlphaSpoke is in its infancy with plans to establish itself in NYC and or major cities like DC. Currently they offer a solid range of cuts from slim European to traditional American as well as Italian wools from super 110's to 150's. Most of the fabrics are in the dark and conservative range to reach the majority of clients. However, the brand intends to incorporate summer fabrics, checks, and other patterns into its collection as the company grows and the needs of its clientele matures. The suiting ranges in price from $450 to $700 and are produced overseas in Shanghai. Outerwear is $350, dress shirts come in at an even $100 and ties and cufflinks are $50 each.Warren took a series of measurements. It was a bit awkward being measured since we spend most of our time measuring other men. We choose a solid light gray three piece in a super 110. Full canvass, single breasted, two button, peak lapel with top stitching, double vent, flat front trousers, no cuff with side tabs. Normal turn around time is two weeks but since the fabric we chose isn't currently in stock it will take about 3-4 weeks for the order to come in.
We're honored to have fans such as Warren and AlphaSpoke. We love the fact that we've been able to make an impact on men near and far. We'll be sure to report on every aspect our suit when it arrives. Stay tuned.