In today's internet age of #Menswear there are more made-to-measure online suiting companies than I can keep up with. These companies all claim to be "disrupting" the menswear space, yet in my experience all fall short, very short. So when someone from Alton Lane reached out, I was interested to see how they stacked up. I had seen several menswear bloggers post about them, yet I had also seen the same bloggers post about similarly branded companies who offer little to no value to the general consumer.
What makes Alton Lane nice to me is they have several stores spread throughout the country so you have an element of human interaction when creating your suit. Living in Charlotte, I was able to conveniently drive down the street to my local showroom, and feel the fabrics and look through all the different lines that they carry. My suit was made from a beautiful Loro Piana navy, pin-stripped wool. The staff was increadibly knowledgable about the different fabrics and was able to educate me on how they are produced.
What makes the process of how you are measured is the insane body scanner (swipe through gallery above to see). It takes over 300 measurements in less than 10-seconds and creates a 3D image of your body. In additional to this they still take the traditional measurements by hand also.
After the initial meeting, it only took one additional fitting to get the suit perfectly fitted. It takes anywhere from four to six weeks to get your suit. The shirt they had made for me took a little over two which is fairly quick turn around. I was incredibly pleased with the fit and finish of the suit. Chris and Elizabeth from the Charlotte location took fantastic care of me, and really listened to what I wanted in the suit we were making. They addressed several problem areas I typically have (having more level shoulders I get some material pooling on my upper-back). It was a fantastic experience and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
To learn more about Alton Lane and their services head on over to their website @ altonlane.com