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Best Custom Clothing Stores In The Twin Cities

February 26, 2011 1:12 PM

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The ultimate in wardrobe investment consists of clothing that is made to fit and expresses individual style.  Possibilities in the Twin Cities are abundant with specialties ranging from equestrian riding and golf to the boardroom and beyond.

Bavender Custom Clothiers

3120 Burr Oak Circle
Chaska, MN 55318
612-750-9486
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Kingford Bavender pairs custom clothing with his wardrobe and image consulting business. Using his Image Maker process, he helps clients including Don Shelby, attorneys and financial executives, define their visual message. Made-to-measure clothing is a natural extension.

Chavez Custom Clothiers

1227 Hennepin Avnue, Suite 3D
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612.339.1067
Website

Established in 1985, Carlos Chavez specializes in designing and tailoring attire for Saddle Seat (a.k.a. English riding) riders. From jackets to jodhpurs, Mr. Chavez creates complete made-to-measure outfits for the distinguished riders, in addition to business suits for men and women. Both design and tailoring is in-house.

Daniel’s Custom Clothing

16461 Ellerdale Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
952-975-3612
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Men and women will get assistance developing their own sense of style thanks to Daniel’s passion for both style and details. As an avid golfer, Daniel specializes in helping clients get outfitted for the golf course with durable and comfortable clothing, as well as professional apparel. By appointment only.

Elsworth Menswear

Highland Bank Court
811 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 205A
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-339-0763
Website

Owner Keith Dorsett is known by downtown executives for his career that began with Dayton’s. Mr. Dorsett’s skyway accessible store features ready-to-wear options for emergencies along with made-to-measure Jack Victor suiting. Come for the custom clothing and come back for the excellent service and expertise.

Hammer-Made

3380 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
952-681-2534
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For designer dress shirts with subtle accents at reasonable prices, stop by this Galleria store. Shirts are pre-made and altered for a custom fit for all body sizes. Sport coats in a huge array of fabrics, colors and patterns can be ordered and take up to eight weeks to arrive.

Heimie’s Haberdashery

400 St. Peter Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
651-224-2354
Website

Indulge at this St. Paul boutique serving the Twin Cities since 1921. Along with it’s historical pride, ready-to-wear inventory and made-to-order services, Heimie’s specializes in bespoke clothing for the most original, most tailored clothing possible. Men and women can custom order everything from suits and shirts to ties and shoes.

J. Hilburn

866-789-5381
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This national made-to-order service is set to take the retail market by storm with competitive quality and pricing. Local Personal Style Advisors are equipped with samples, kits and technology-rich tools to help men select from a variety of style options and seasonally-appropriate fabrics. This by-appointment service offers the convenience of meeting clients where they work or live. Find and contact a Personal Style Advisor online.

Judd Frost

339 Barry Avenue South
Wayzata, MN 55391
952-473-4633
Website

Based in Wayzata, this men’s shop boasts over 150 years of combined experience and a vast selection of 30,000 fabrics with a focus on client relationships. Clothing includes shirts, suits and trousers that are made to measure.

Marty Mathis

608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 275
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612-341-2833
Website

Minneapolis’ Marty Mathis provides made-to-measure clothing and specializes in style that pays homage to the classic retro style of the 1960s. Custom clothing services include standard business wear along with formal wear and overcoats, tailored to your measurements as well as how you like to wear your clothes.

Top Shelf

3040 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
612-824-2800
Website

This family-owned business located in Lyn-Lake offers hundreds of shirt fabrics and tens of thousands of suit fabrics for the highly tailored men’s suit and classically tailored women’s suit. Owners are proud of the talented and diverse in-house tailors and refer to them as “magicians.” Get sound advice along with your custom clothing, with suits averaging $1,600 to $2,000 or splurge on the ultimate for about $20,000. Retail alterations are also offered.

-Sasha Westin is a local image consultant specializing in helping people learn how to dress in their best colors and styles. She shares client makeovers, style basics and outfit ideas on the Fabuliss blog, hosts an open discussion called #stylechat Sunday nights on Twitter and is passionate about helping everyone have success with style.

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