- How we do it
- Schedule a Skype Session
- Send Us Your Fabrics
- Aspetto’s Promise
- Ask for a Measuring Tape
First, you browse through our collection of suit, shirt, and tie fabrics. Once you select your fabrics and features, you are then forwarded to our measurement page. It is a lot easier to get measured for Suits and Shirts in one go so we have your measurements in the system. Next time you order from us, you won’t have to do anything!
Aspetto orders are first carefully reviewed by our design consultants to make sure that the measurements are correct. Once that is passed, the measurements and the orders are forwarded to our tailors who once again check everything and make sure that it’ll be a perfect fit. After that, the fabrics are purchased and the patterns are chalked. Garments are hand stitched with love and care (We don’t have a huge manufacturing facility so we pay close attention to each and every garment that leaves us.) After the garment is made, it has to go through our quality control once more to make sure that the measurements are correct. Your garment gets shipped back to the Aspetto headquarters in Fredericksburg, VA where it is hand pressed and packaged in a wrinkle free box.
Once you receive your garments, we encourage you to let us know how it fits and also send us a picture of you wearing it. If you make it on our Look of the Week page you will receive a free shirt!
Can't figure out what to wear to a job interview? Having trouble getting measured? Aspetto now offers free Skype sessions. All you have to do is schedule an appointment with us by filling out the form under Contact Us. In the message box, Please enter your available times. Once scheduled, all you have to do is visit our website 2-3 minutes before and click the skype button on the footer, under contact us. You will be connected live with one of our design consultants who will be able to assist you. We look forward to seeing you!
Decided to take matters in your own hands? Have a favorite fabric that you always wanted to get your shirt, suit, or tie made out of? Now Aspetto makes it a lot easier for you to just send the fabric to us so our tailors can make that perfect fit garment or tie with your desired fabric. Best of all, WE PAY FOR THE SHIPPING! All you have to do is let us know what you’re thinking. You can call us, skype us, live chat with us, or email us. Our design consultants will get in touch with you and design that perfect garment or tie that you always wanted. We really try to make it simple and easy for you.
Make sure our client, YOU, receive the best customer service possible.
Never compromise on quality.
Never let an ill-fitting suit out in public.
Listen to your needs.
Never lie to a client.
Never charge you for shipping.
If we can’t provide you with a product you’re looking for, try our best to find it for you even it means going to our competition.
There is always a WOW factor.
Think about the client’s pocket, before we think about ours.
Make sure EVERY client is happy with Aspetto.
Blazer -A type of jacket. Although it resembles a suit jacket it is a more casual coat, often with metal buttons.
Chino - A type of cotton twill that can be finished with a smooth or mercerized brushed surface. Originally used as summer uniforms for the U.S. Army because their durability. Washes and wears extremely well.
Collar Bar - A pin or a clip that secures the two ends of a dress shirt collar together and lies underneath the knot of a necktie
Contrasting Collar - A shirt collar that is a different color or pattern than the rest of the shirt
Cutaway Collar - A collar whose points are pulled back to the side to allow full view of the necktie knot. This is ideal for wide and prominent neckwear that requires an unimpeded presentation
Double Breasted - Refers to a sportscoat, jacket, or similar garment having a wide overlapping of the front flaps and two parallel columns of buttons. A functional inner-button, called the jigger, usually is added to fasten the over-lapped layers together, from the inside. In most double-breasted coats, one column of buttons is decorative, the other functional. Popular double-breasted stylings are 6-on-2 in which there are six buttons, four decorative and two functional and 6-on-1 in which only one of the six buttons is functional.
English Spread Collar - A wider spread than the Windsor Spread Collar with longer points
Epaulet (Epaulette) - French for "little shoulder", epaulettes are bands of fabric, often attached with a button, that adorn the shoulders of a jacket or coat. They were originally used as insignia or rank by the military and other organizations
Flat Front - Trousers without pleats. A sleek, clean look.
French Collar - French collars tend to cloak the top two corners a bit and the more severe angle tends to lengthen the line of shirt. Therefore, french collars can help provide length to linebacker-necked style-conscious men.
Gingham - A plain woven fabric typically of a checked pattern in white and another color. Usually made of cotton, gingham is associated with check, plaid or stripe patterns.
Houndstooth - A fabric with distinctive broken checks that resembles the jagged back teeth of a hound. This staple pattern, once popular with hunting clothing, is often found in shirts, sportcoats, suits and trousers
Italian Collar - Italian collars form a larger void for the tie knot, often showing the whole knot
Kissing Buttons - Popular with Italian suits, stacked buttons or “waterfall” buttons, are a type of “kissing” buttons that are slightly overlapping one another. A lot of tailors will simply use the term “kissing buttons” to refer to this type of stacked arrangement.
Lapel - The turned-back front section of a jacket or coat that connects to the collar and forms a "V" where the jacket or coat closes. See also Notch Lapel and Peak Lapel
Leather - A material created through the tanning of the skin or hide of an animal. There are many different finishes which can be used including sueding, glazing, embossing, etc.
Linen - A natrual fiber produced from the stem of the flax plant. Stronger, stiffer, and more lustrous than cotton, it yields cool absorbent fabrics that wrinkle easily. An easy and ideal summertime fabric with its breathable qualities
Lining - Jackets can be fully lined or half lined. A fully lined jacket is lined on the entire inside so no seams show. A half lined jacket is lined on the top half and sleeve, but the bottom half is not lined and the seams are taped for a clean finish. Half lined is usually done on jackets with lightweight fabric, so the lining doesn't add weight to the jacket
Merino Wool - A better-quality wool yarn made from the fleece of merino sheep. Merino sheep are said to have the finest and softest wool of any sheep.
Notch Lapel - A collar that has a triangular notch where the lapel meets the collar. This is traditional on single-breasted suits.
Paisley - A swirled tear-drop shape pattern commonly found in neckties
Patch Pocket - A flat, outside pocket stitched onto a garment with a straight hem opening.
Peak Lapel - A lapel in which a v-shaped seam is formed where the collar meets it.
Pick Stitching - A large stitch that simulates a hand stitch. The pick stitch is done around the lapel and pockets of a jacket
Pinstripe - A pattern of very thin, crisp lines, usually in gray or white, evenly woven into fabric. The pinstripe suit has become associated with conservative business attire, but is easily updated for a more refreshing look
Piping - A narrow fold of fabric in a seam to provide decorative embellishment. Usually seen in sport coats, suit jackets, and blazers in a contrasting color.
Placket - A strip of fabric running along a closure, used to provide support for fasteners such as buttons, snaps, or a zipper
Pleats - A fold of fabric made by doubling material over on itself. Pleating provides more volume to a garment and is often used as a decoartive feature.
Shadow Stripe - An easy stripe pattern composed of elegant, tonal hues. Shadow stripes create an interesting pattern that easily pairs for dressy or casual occasions
Sharkskin - Smooth wool in a twill weave that has a characteristic alternating black-and-white pattern for a grayed effect. The surface is said to resemble a skin of a shark. Commonly found in suitings.
Shawl Collar - A one-piece collar which is turned down to form a continuous line around the back of the neck to the front.
Slanted Pockets - A type of pocket that is set on an angle on the outside of any garment
Soft Collar - Edge-stitched for a more European attitude, the soft collar is best suited to sport shirts. It is a shorter length than our typical straight collar with a softer interlining giving it a more casual presentation
Single Breasted - A jacket having one row of buttons on a narrow overlap. Paul Fredrick single-breasted jackets and sportcoats are offered in two- or three-button s. These buttons are generally uncovered, or can be covered on a fly front model
Super Wools - The story of this thread is the numbering system used to describe the new breed of super-lightweight, high-twist wools. Pioneered by Italian mills, these fabrics are made using high-tech machines that spin wool lighter and finer than it's ever been spun before. The various grades of cloth are referred to as Super 100s, Super 120s, Super 150s and so on, up to Super 200s. Make Super 100s and Super 120s the mainstay of your wardrobe.
Ticket Pocket -Smaller third pocket cropping up on jackets and blazers. The popular opinion is that ticket pockets can trace their lineage back to the early days of train travel in the UK. The story goes that when riding the rails hit critical mass in jolly ol’, city workers and other commuters needed a pocket that provided easy access to their train tickets. Train tickets + a pocket for them = ticket pocket
Vent - A vent is a slit in the bottom rear (tail) of the jacket. There are three vent options in a jacket: center vent, side vents or no vent.
Windowpane - A pattern of thin lines forming large squares on a background of a different color. Windowpane was a very popular pattern at the height of Savile Row style and is very common today for men's suits, trousers, and sport coats
Wing Tip - A wing tip shoe has a decorative toe cap that is usually perforated and covers the toe of the shoe and extends backward along the sides of the shoe from a point at the center.
Wool - A fiber obtained from the fleece of a sheep. It is a resilient and wrinkle resistant fabric. Wool can hold up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling wet. A great fabric for keeping warm in the cold winter months
Worsted Wool - A carded, combed, tightly twisted yarn that produces crisp, smooth woolens.
Wrinkle Resistant - Treated to resist wrinkles. Although not non-iron, these treated fabrics will keep you looking polished all day long.
Yarn - A strand of textile fibers joined together, used for weaving or knitting into fabric.
We understand that everyone might not have a measuring tape at home. We will provide you with a measuring tape free of charge and you won’t have to pay for shipping either. You can let us know via our Contact Us form and we’ll be happy to send you one. Be sure to include your address in the message box.