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Ill-fitting suits are generally disappointing—to the gentleman wearing one, to the mother who thought she taught her son the importance of a tailor, and to the significant other who has to look on. Enter Alton Lane, a premium men's outfitter with locations in New York and Washington DC, and as of this fall, Boston. The custom-designed suits are built from the ground up, starting with a 3-D body scan to capture sizing dimensions. Instead of a brick and mortar shop, Alton Lane sells through its showroom by appointment only.
Suit prices range from $525 into the thousands, so interested parties better perk up to today's Gilt MAN x Gilt City deal: Matt Bomer, the dapper lead actor of USA Network's White Collar, hand-selected fabrics for bespoke suiting and shirt packages inspired by his character Neal Caffrey. This "Caffery Collection" ranges from $485 for three shirts to two-piece suits at $2095 and $2995 (marked down from $825-$5000), and can be redeemed right in the Back Bay. 10% of the purchase price goes directly to Bomer's Project A.L.S., contributing to Lou Gehrig's disease research. As with all flash sales, act fast! Want to learn more about Bomer? Check out Gilt Manual's Q&A.
· Alton Lane brings custom menswear to Newbury St. [Boston Business Journal]
· Boston [Alton Lane]
· Alton Lane [Gilt City]