I wrote about the designer wedding dresses that you could get at selected Costco stores a couple of months ago. And now, they’re offering something for the guys too. At selected Costco locations around the US, you can take advantage of this special event with Graham & Gunn personal tailoring group to purchase nice looking, custom clothing for men.
While Costco has some really nice shirts and trousers with their Kirkland Signature brand, they aren’t custom. But you really should check out the KS men’s trousers, you really should (if they have them at your location). Dave was very impressed with the quality of them. And of course, if you’ve read my blog for long you have definitely heard me rave about the wonderful KS men’s dress shirts that you can get for such an amazing price you almost can’t believe it. But still they’re not made just for you in the fabrics that you want and tailored to your body.
However, through these Graham & Gunn events you will be able to order shirts, trousers, blazers, sport coats, tuxedos, and suits, all made to your specifications. I think it is great that they are offering something like this for men. If you’re a guy that sits around in a suit all day, it really is worth it, I think, to get a nicely tailored one at least. And if you can get it with a discount through Costco, so much the better. The discounts start at 40%, which is marvellous and can certainly help to bring the price of bespoke clothing into the realm of affordability. The price range is $89.99 – $899.99 across the whole line, which at the high end is not cheap but considering that a custom tailored suit can run into the thousands that is a pretty good deal. Quality suits and men’s clothing can cost a pretty penny, but if you can get that quality and save at least 40% how can you not take advantage of that?
So, if you’re wondering what the process is, you really need to check out the video that gives some information about the whole experience. They use this very cool body scanning software to get your measurements, which is super cool and very James Bond-like. But better yet, it is probably highly accurate, so your suit or shirts will fit you very well. Then you choose the fabrics and styles for your pieces from their large selection of options. They seem to have a wide array of suiting materials, as well as different cuff and collar configurations, so you can really get just what you want. The order will be shipped directly to your house and will take around four weeks. While four weeks is certainly longer than if you bought something off the rack, it’s very reasonable for tailored clothing, in my experience.
I really wish we were in the US to take advantage of this, though there wouldn’t be a location near our home in Austin anyway. I’m going to post the list of locations (below) where you can attend one of these events in August. However, you should check out the additional information at Costco.com on the event where you can also make an appointment for the location by you via the website.
- ISSAQUAH, WA: 8/5 – 8/14/11
- ST LOUIS PARK, MN: 8/5 – 8/14/11
- RICHMOND, CA: 8/5 – 8/14/11
- CARLSBAD, CA: 8/12 – 8/21/11
- WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA : 8/12 – 8/21/11
- NORWALK, CT: 8/12 – 8/21/11
- SAN FRANCISCO, CA: 8/19 – 8/28/11
- OAK BROOK, IL: 8/19 – 8/28/11
- MANHATTAN, NY: 8/24 – 8/30/11
- IRVINE, CA: 8/26 – 9/04/11