Wednesday, June 21, 2017


A few months ago I met up with Huong to discuss his wedding suit. He had his eyes set on something gray, but wanted additional accents so that the suit would 'pop' a little bit. After some brainstorming, he showed me a picture that reflected what he envisioned:

As you can see, the gray fabric is nothing too out of the ordinary, but the accents on the suit (contrast lapel and jacket/pocket piping) makes the suit a bit more unique. To add some additional contrast, Huong opted to go with black felt buttons (tuxedo buttons).

I don't always get clients who wish to have lots of contrasting parts to a suit, so this was an interesting project for sure. After hammering out the details (which also included black accent stitching on all buttonholes), here was the end result:

At his fitting, Huong was a good sport and let me snap this picture of him. He was very pleased with the result and - more importantly - so was his fiancé. Together, they got married in May and are now beginning their 'happily ever after'.

Thanks Huong for reaching out to me; it was an honour to suit (and pipe) you up on your wedding day.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

the Kearns Wedding

In late 2016, Jeff Kearns and his groomsmen came by to get measured up for some bold cobalt blue suits. It was one of the largest (both figuratively and literally) wedding parties I've ever worked with; I think the average height of each man exceeded 6'3" and I needed a step-stool to measure everyone. Jeff and his group had difficulty in finding a place that could accommodate their tall figures so they decided to go custom. 

Their wedding was held in Toronto. After posting the above picture, it became the most liked post on YourSuit's Instagram. Subsequent to the posting, I've had a lot of people inquire about this colour. It definitely turned some heads.

It's tough to see in the picture, but Jeff also sported a grey vest, complementing the bridesmaids wedding dresses. The grey added a little bit of depth to Jeff's look, and he will be able to wear it in future, whether it be with another suit or with something more casual.

From the pictures, it sure looked like one hell of a party. Congrats to Jeff and Meaghan; it was a pleasure working with you both.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Year-End Shout Outs

A Happy 2017 to one and all; may this year be your best year yet.

I sincerely wish that all of you had a great time over the holiday break. Though December was pretty busy here at YourSuit, the last week leading up to New Year's was fairly quiet and I was able to escape to the cottage for a few days for some much needed rest and recuperation. Hopefully you got yours as well.

YourSuit is made possible in large part due to the exceptional clients that come through here. It sounds cliché, but I am truly humbled to be able to work with great clients, and that they were willing to support the business. Many of these clients run, or are a part of, great businesses themselves, so please check them out if you have a chance:

Blomeley Communications Inc. - I was honoured to have made suits for Sam Blomeley's wedding earlier in October 2016, and coincidentally found out that his father (who also got suited up) runs Blomeley Communications Inc. An Ottawa-based business, they specialize in media production and do great work.

EncoreFX - A great resource for foreign currency exchange. As YourSuit has expanded, EncoreFX has been there to assist and provide solutions for us. Their Ottawa office has also been great clients to us. No matter how big or small your business may be, give them a shout; they'll be happy to hear from you. - The brainchild of Dan Quinn, a client of mine who got hitched last June. Dan runs HonoursTutoring, a tutoring business for the greater Ottawa area. For exceptional tutoring rates and services, or if you just want to talk to an all-around good guy, call Dan.

Nevill Carney - Nevill's an old high-school friend of mine who I hadn't seen in a long time until our mutual friend Lucas Haneman got married in September 2015. Nevill's now got a startup media production company and during 2016 he assisted YourSuit with a few projects. For fantastic media service at competitive rates, give Nevill a call.

David Casey - Local Ottawa Realtor, who is also a surprisingly talented painter. David's always got showings, either in real estate or canvas, so you'll never be disappointed. 

BoxTop Film - New local Ottawa area videographers who incorporate some of the best visual effects in today's wedding video market. If you're getting married and are in need of some guys to capture the big day, give these fellas a ring.

Salang Kabob House - Afghani food at its finest, and possibly the best naan bread I've ever had. Located on Carling, this restaurant is one of the top food places in my mind when I think of Ottawa eats. The owner's son is a good friend of mine (and also happens to be a loyal YourSuit client).

Apologies if I've missed anyone in this post. I'll be sure to get you in another time! Until then, Happy 2017 - dress warmly!