FAQ

The following are some of our more frequently asked questions, if you have any other questions or would like to talk to someone about an initial consultation, please contact us.

How does the process of doing business with you work?

Once you arrange a time to meet with Calvin, he will meet you in your home or office to explain how he does business and discuss your desires for your image. If it appears to be beneficial to you, you will make your selections, Calvin will take measurements and discuss styling options. Four to six weeks later, your order will arrive and be ready to wear. If necessary, minor adjustments can then be made locally and then the items are ready to be enjoyed.

Why custom clothing?

Calvin understands that a professional image is important in all aspects of life. Whether we agree with it or not, people judge us based upon our appearance. Clients of McAlister Apparel look forward to wearing their custom clothing because of the opportunities that it provides for them. Custom clothing offers the client the opportunity to design a wardrobe that meets his personal needs and desires. There is no way to achieve the same result by limiting yourself to what a store happens to offer in your size on a particular day.

What kind of products do you make?

Suits always come to mind when you think of a custom clothier. However, less than 25 percent of my business is suits. We also make custom-made sport coats, custom pants, custom dress shirts and custom sport shirts. Custom shirts rank highest on my clients’ list of favorites. I also provide shoes, belts, leathergoods, socks and even underwear.

What brands do you offer?

There is no better brand than “Custom tailored for Your Name”. I work with the finest tailors in the world and offer fabrics from the top mills such as Dormeuil, Vitale Barberis, Loro Piana, Guabello and Holland and Sherry. Accessories come from Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation, Martin Dingman Leathergoods, W Kleinberg Exotic Leathergoods, Torino Leather, Pantherella Hosiery, Raffi, Vogt, Douglas Magnus and many others.

How much do you charge for your services?

Although, I provide a premium service, I do not charge a premium for it. There are no fees associated with doing business with McAlister Apparel. For example, if a client wants help organizing his closet, I am happy to serve the client without any charges in addition to the purchases that he may make.

How much are your products?

Prices of products vary widely based upon a client’s wishes. For example, suits range from $695 to more than $6,995, but most clients spend between $985 and $2495. Custom pants are generally 35 percent of the price of a suit. Custom shirts range from $129 to $549, but most clients spend between $189 and $299.