Get a coupon for $50 off your first custom suit from across Black Lapel’s lineup. And, for a limited time, take up to $500 off Black Lapel’s premium savoy line suiting during its 9th anniversary sale.
About Black Lapel
Founded in 2012, Black Lapel is an online custom tailor for men. The New York-based direct-to-consumer fashion startup delivers impeccably-tailored, made-to-measure suits, blazers, slacks and shirts to a clientele around the world.
I first interviewed Black Lapel’s co-founders in September 2012, at a time when there were a number of online custom tailors getting off the ground.
Over the past decade, I’ve had a chance to wear six of their custom suits, visit Black Lapel’s showroom in New York City and speak with Co-Founder Derek Tian about the company’s struggles amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
As I wrote in my review of Black Lapel’s suiting:
The great promise is that there is a company out there who can nail it, crafting a suit that – with a few adjustments here and there – fits better and is less costly than marked-up off-the-rack fashion labels.
Black Lapel has fulfilled that promise several times over and produced suits that feel complete, personal, and like a suit ought to fit — much more than the sum of its parts.Updated 2021 Review: My Black Lapel Suits After 8 Years
Black Lapel Coupon: $50 off your first custom suit
Separately, Modern Fellows’ readers can take advantage of a discount of $50 off their first custom suit from Black Lapel with coupon code FTOMODERN.
Black Lapel’s made-to-measure suits start at a remarkably reasonable $499. One of my favorites — and another versatile option for navigating the new normal of dressing for your day — is Black Lapel’s charcoal blue suit.
Black Lapel 9th Birthday Sale
To celebrate its 9th birthday, Black Lapel is having a sale, taking up to $500 its top-of-the-line Savoy lineup. Black Lapel’s Savoy Line are crafted from fabrics made from renowned Italian mills Guabello and Vitale Barberis Canonico.
While I think Black Lapel’s house fabrics are terrific for everyday suiting, there is something special about the Super 150s fabrics from these mills.
For spring, I’m particularly partial to their Egyptian Blue suit (pictured above) made from a a blend of wool, silk and linen from E. Thomas, an historic Italian mill founded by Ernesto Thomas in 1922.
The light-yet-understated textured fabric is a versatile option for the new normal. The jacket can dressed down as a blazer with jeans or chinos, or dressed up for a suit. It features medium brown bull horn buttons and half canvas construction. The Egyptian blue suit is on sale for $800.
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Black Lapel.
About JakeJake is passionate about exploring entrepreneurs' global journeys. He founded Modern Fellows in 2012 to get to know the entrepreneurs behind the innovative brands helping men dress sharp in the digital age. Jake has written about entrepreneurship, international business and/or fashion for outlets including Business Week, Forbes, Inc., Details Style Syndicate and Primer Magazine, and has provided analysis on international business for BBC Radio, NBC News, CNN and Time Magazine.
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