When we first wrote on our plan to review a custom made-to-measure suit from the Fredricksburg, Virgina-based company Aspetto, we mentioned that founder Abbas Haider first entered the clothing game making bulletproof suits for high-profile clients around the world. How, we wondered, would that impressive feat translate into a more traditional garment for less dangerous endeavors?
As it turns out, quite well. Our Aspetto suit arrived needing some minor tweaking to address the jacket’s fit through the chest; a reasonable and not unexpected issue. With a single fitting and remote manufacture, the need for some final tailoring should be always expected. Indeed, at the other end of the spectrum, with bespoke tailoring anywhere from three to six detailed fittings are common throughout the process. At each fitting, the garment is adjusted and refined so that by the time of delivery it is literally a perfect fit.
Once the last bit of tailoring was finalized, the the Aspetto suit’s fit was excellent – in fact much better than expected. The shoulders and chest are spot-on and the sleeve length is just what we wanted for exposing a liberal amount of cuff. The suit’s overall proportion and balance look and feel right.
As a three-piece suit, we are pleased to have a vest that both fits very well and also possesses a self-fabric back. This is an unusual feature proved the garment with a stand-alone quality that can be used on its own, apart from the suit.
Overall, OTC’s Aspetto suit is not only well-made and great fitting, it has also been the recipient of many compliments and queries as to the maker. Aspetto is a brand to watch, and a suit to wear.
In fact, if you are in Fredricksburg, Virgina, on June 15th, you can find out for yourself. Aspetto is celebrating the grand opening of its flagship store. Stop in if you can.
Details: Suit, Aspetto. Custom Shirt, VM Clothiers. Neck Tie, Andrews Ties. Bow Tie, Bull & Moose. Pocket Square, Alan Flusser. Ruc Tote Bag, J. Panther Luggage. Shoes, Finns.