My Shopping Tall Challenge has been over for awhile now and I’ve given myself a new project! If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’re likely aware of my dress and pants shopping woes. After having great luck with a recent jeans purchase from Indi Custom Denim (sadly now out of business), I’ve decided to embark upon an adventure into the world of customized clothing with the hopes that I might be able to score some items that look like they were made JUST FOR ME! The challenge will go a little something like this – I’m planning to buy at least one customized item per month for the rest of the year. Check out my custom clothing wish list board on Pinterest for some items that I hope to have in my hot little hands soon.
In the meantime, here are a few custom lines that I’m excited to try – each with varying degrees of customization.
|Tempest Maxi Skirt – Capiche|
Capiche by Victoria – Capiche’s line is COMPLETELY handmade-to-order according to your exact measurements which sounds AWESOME and a tad frightening since I won’t be able to return the items (although they will do alterations). The designer/business owner is a fellow 6’2er and I honestly can’t think of a better place to spend my money than with a tall small business owner who is making her clothing right here in the USofA. I love that the About Us Section says “If there is a particular item you are looking for but can’t find, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can design it for you! It’s a fun process in which you get to be an integral part.” I may just take her up on that! I am in the process of placing my first order for this skirt. YAY!
After discovering Quincy while reading a review on Tallook.com, I knew it was only a matter of time before I gave it a try. I work as an in-house paralegal for a Fortune 100 international company AND have an Italian boss with impeccable taste so I am always on the prowl for nice career wear. I was smitten with Quincy after reading the first sentence of the “Who is Quincy” section of the website”Quincy co founders Christina Wallace and Alex Nelson met as section mates at Harvard Business School where they bonded over an appetite for fashion and the struggle to find “tall girl pants.” BRING ON THE TALL GIRL PANTS! Quincy currently carries jackets, tops and dresses (pants, suits and skirts coming in the fall) and allows you to enter your bust size, cup size and length (petite, regular, tall) for customization. The first item I’ll try is the Sophia Silk Blouse in robin’s egg blue because I have a DEUCE of a time finding button up shirts that fit in the bust, shoulders, sleeve length etc. Game on!
eShakti – I’ve seen this website mentioned on a few blogs and figured I’d give it a try. Last weekend, I scored triplemuch when I cashed in on the BOGO 50% off sale, 15% off first time purchase and 20% off new fall styles plus FREE customization on everything. You don’t have to customize but if you do desire, you can enter all of your measurements. Here’s what I ordered:
What other custom lines do you know of? Have you ever tried custom clothing? P.S. My first try was back in high school when I bought a pair of custom made Levis.