So if you’re wondering if it has a happy ending... it has a happy ending.
Hold still for 9tailors Loft, a swatch-filled chamber of exceeding rakishness where you’ll be measured for a custom suit and drink a glass of whiskey, now open in Downtown.
These guys have been around the block doing tailor-y things for a while now. You may have even been to their old showroom. But know three things about the new one: 1) it’s on street level now, 2) it’s three times as big, and 3) there are lamps made out of bowler hats. Bowler hats.
Inside, it’s all brick walls, wood floors and leather armchairs straight out of a smoking den (consult the slideshow here). A granite bar and some gratis whiskey should complete the mood.
Soon, you’re getting 24 different measurements taken and wrestling with great internal questions like which of roughly 500 possible fabrics is speaking to you. And if you should be getting a shirt while you’re at it.
Your measurements are then dispatched to tailors in Hong Kong, and six to eight weeks later, you can do your new suit dance.