Preparing for the Holiday Season – Going Out

Previously on the blog, we talked about how wearing a suit, or even a dressed down suit, for a holiday party at home can set the mood and tone of the affair. However, while we thoroughly enjoy seeing suits used for all occasions, we especially love to see men dress to impress in their designer suits for a night out.

There is no better time of year than the holiday season in upstate New York. Going out for family events and enjoying all the festivities is not only delightful but also magical. In addition to family events, there are so many holiday work parties that you can barely keep track some years, and while women have the constant challenge of finding a different outfit for each event that flatters their body type, men have it a bit easier. For the holiday party season, you just need to make sure you have the perfect suit on hand.

The Perfect Suit for Every Holiday Event

Whether you’re heading down for a Christmas event at the Rochester Philharmonic on a Saturday evening or you’re obligated to attend your significant other’s holiday work party, you’ll look sharp wearing your designer suit and dress coat to the event. Vittorios, in Rochester New York, has the perfect suit for any gentleman in need of one for the holiday season. With a wide variety to choose from and precision tailoring onsite, you’ll feel confident and comfortable in your suit when you’re going out for holiday events.

Come and stop by Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo in Rochester to find the perfect suit for any occasion, but especially for the coming holiday season.

Preparing for the Holiday Season – Party at Home

With Halloween just around the corner, Thanksgiving and Christmas aren’t far behind. With the holiday season fast approaching, there are many different details to think about in order to prepare. While you may not be the one planning the holiday parties, you’re sure to be invited to a few, or perhaps your significant other is planning to host a holiday party in your home. If that’s the case where you have to attend a party in your own home, don’t think you’re out of the woods yet when it comes to having your own details to plan for a party.

Dress to Impress

While you may not be going to Times Square with your friends, it’s still important to dress up for any special occasion. Having the right suit that you can wear out or stay in with takes skill, but is important. Whether you simply take your suit slacks and pair it with a nice shirt and vest for the occasion, or want to go all out, you will be happy to know you have the perfect suit in your closet. The attire can be a large factor in setting the tone for your event, so always keep that in mind.  

Anticipate Providing Help

Additionally, even though you may not be the main planner of this holiday party at your home, you should definitely plan on providing help to your significant other. Anticipate their needs and provide them with any assistance that is asked for, from picking up groceries and decorations to washing dishes afterwards.

Here at Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo, we know that a suit can set the tone of any party, including a holiday party at home. Prepare for this holiday season by finding the perfect suit when you stop by to see us!

First Impressions Count

In this day and age, many younger men may think that suits are outdated and unnecessary. Here at Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo, we’re here to tell you otherwise. While you may have worn a rented tuxedo to your prom when you were younger, you never thought it was worth investing in a suit. But man to man, you should always have one available at a moment’s notice.

First Impressions are Everything

It doesn’t matter if you’re applying for a landscaping job or meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time, making sure you are dressed to impress is exceptionally important. You want to be memorable, in a good way. You want to be thought of as professional, trustworthy, and reliable, and being dressed in a suit can make all the difference. By wearing a suit to an interview, it will not only improve your confidence, but it will also say from the very beginning that you are an individual who is committed to excellence.

There are other opportunities to make first impressions outside of an interview. You could be going to a work party, a networking event, or presenting to clients for the first time. All of these situations require that you carry yourself well and exude confidence. The specialists at Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo can help you find and tailor the perfect suit for you to always have on hard. That way, you never come up short when you need to make the most important first impression of your life. Stop by our Rochester store today to browse our selection of designer suits and get started finding the perfect suit for you!  


It’s Time for Some London Fog in New York

When shopping for suits in New York, you have many different options to choose from. Finding just the right suit, though, involves more than stopping by the closest department store. You want to find a designer suit at the right price so you can look your best for whatever the occasion may be. Perhaps you need a suit for wedding season, or you need the perfect suit to give you confidence on interviews. What you need is to stop by Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo in Rochester to work with a specialist in designer suits to help you find the perfect match. Perhaps you’ll find that you love our collection of London Fog suits and dress coats that are available.

We are proud to carry the London Fog brand in our store for our clients. This particular brand has a long history of quality and style that makes it perfect for the modern man. When you shop for a London Fog suit to wear to a Broadway show or for your next interview, you will feel confident and comfortable. London Fog prides themselves on manufacturing a superfine wool material that compliments the modern, slim silhouette that is the main feature of many of their suits. With high-end style that can still be perfect for the most down-to-Earth man, London Fog is a quality brand that could be your next perfect suit.

At Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo, we pride ourselves on being able to provide a wide selection of designer suits, and London Fog is just the most recent addition to our collection. Stop by our Rochester store and try on a London Fog suit that you are sure to call the pride of your closet!  

Dress “To The Nines”

Welcome back to our blog, To The Nines, here at Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo. Today, we wanted to go back to our roots a bit and talk about where the saying “to the Nines” even came from. When someone talks about dressing to the nines, they’re referring to dressing to perfection, dressing smartly, or simply wearing your best black tux or formal wear. While the meaning of the phrase seems straightforward, it’s origin is clouded in uncertainty.

While many credit the origin of the phrase to a British military regiment, the 99th Regiment of Foot, because the entire regiment was always well dressed and perhaps 99th could have been shortened to simply nine, this poorly takes into account the timeframe in which the phase was first used. The 99th Regiment of Foot was established in the year 1824. At the time, the phrase “to the nines” was already used in literature and in common speech. In fact, the most commonly cited first use of “to the nines” is from 1719, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Scottish poet William Hamilton utilized the phrase in the following lines:

The bonny Lines therein thou sent me,

How to the nines they did content me.

While this usage doesn’t give us any indication of why “to the nines” would be associated with dressing well and why the number nine has gained significance, it does give some indication of the area in which it originated. Some speculate that nine is significant because many groups of important figures in the Bible, Pagan history, and distinguished individuals in history would be found in groupings of nine, so perhaps “to the nines” had something to do with dress well to honor one of these groups.  

No matter where the phrase “to the nines” came from, you can always look your best when you buy or rent suits and tuxedos from Vittorio Menswear & Tuxedo in Rochester, New York. Stop by today.

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