You want your steak cooked Pittsburgh without a peep from the chef, your martini accompanied by five blue-cheese-stuffed olives and your Pauly Shore/Jessica Biel romaction script green-lit by the studio yesterday.
But when it comes to the acquisition of a new suit, someone willing to pull back the reins on your most creative notions just a hair can make all the difference.
Introducing Miller’s Oath, a custom suit shop that just opened in West SoHo for the luxe, understated, American-made suiting you so richly deserve to drape yourself in this fall.
Opened by Kirk Miller—who cut his teeth designing for upscale men’s brands like Seize sur Vingt, Paul Stuart and Thom Browne before starting Barker Black with his brother—Oath is not the kind of custom shop where you’ll be poring over exotic purple paisley silk linings for your six-button NBA draft suit.
Instead, Kirk insists on a collection of subtle details—one-button suit jackets, notch lapels only, ticket and hacking pockets, reverse pleats on the pants—that make it impossible for you to leave the small, sparsely decorated shop with anything less than a perfectly fitted, not too preppy, American-made suit, tux or overcoat (which, believe it or not, will actually be useful again at some point soon).
And while the focus is definitely on the made-to-measure goodness (which takes six to eight weeks to make), Kirk has also put a few shirts (complete with rounded spread collars), ties and pocket squares together if you’re in need of some instant gratification.
Because nothing says instant gratification like a good pocket square.