In just a few years, Read Wall has transformed his DC-based brand from a small shirting company to a full lifestyle collection that mixes traditional American sportswear with a modern, preppy attitude. The brand's latest move is a made-to-measure suiting program, offering suits and sport coats crafted by Southwick, the legendary Massachusetts suiting factory. Utilizing a variety of top notch fabrics from England, Italy and Scotland, the half-canvased jackets and matching trousers are entirely tailored to your measurements, with your choice of pockets, linings and finishings.
Cambridge: Classic 3/2 roll lapel jacket with a center vent (with straight leg trousers)
Grafton: Two-button, darted jacket with dual side vents (and slim cut pants)
"I've always made a point of working with the best factories in the United States, so partnering with Southwick was a no-brainer," says Wall. "They're the Cadillac of suits—great pedigree, exceptional quality and an insane value if you consider really how well it's made." What he really likes about the construction are the jackets' natural shoulders and how easily they mold to the wearer's body over time, creating a comfortable and personalized fit. Which again speaks to the integrity of the clothes. "We're not like a lot of other online custom tailors, gluing the whole thing together—we're making something that'll last you 20 years ... they only get better with time."