Sunday, November 22, 2009

OchoCinco twitter...

The man, the myth, the legend, OchoCinco will be representing Astor and Black in their new GQ ad campaign. Be sure to follow @OGOchoCinco and @astorandblack on Twitter to keep up with the latest.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Modern Approach to a Classic

A double-breasted suit has a certain sense of swagger that today's ready-made, two and three-button suits lack. The charm and heredity of the overlapping suit jacket is an iconic style that has been embraced from Hollywood to the boardroom.

Double-breasted suits are hard to come by these days. Due to their dressy cut, most clothing stores shy away from this bold approach to a suit and usually keep with a casual, mass appeal.


The following are some tips to keep in mind when picking the perfect double-breasted suit.

CUT- The best way to cut and wear a double-breasted suit is in the famed 6-to-show, 2-to-button English model.

BODY SHAPE- The double-breasted suit is flattering to any body shape or height, however with this cut especially, it looks best when it is tailored to your torso. Giving the jacket shape at the waistline will create the illusion of more prominent shoulders and will draw the eye up-ward. Even if you are more ample in the torso, the overlapping lapels help to de-emphasize your waistline.

LAPELS- These suits should always have peak lapels. The peak lapels accentuate the long, lean look that the double-breasted suit provides.

VENTS- Side vents are preferred with the 6-to-show, 2-to-button model. This stylish feature also has a functional benefit that the Brits have known about for years; it's easier to access your pockets when you are seated at your desk or in your car!

Do you have any questions regarding fashion/fit, or would like to share a sartorial comment? I invite you to post a question or comment to our blog.

Or for a personal tailor near you, please call 877.ASTOR.18.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Palm Springs, CA- David Schottenstein, CEO of Astor and Black Custom Clothiers, has been named a top finalist for the Ernst and Young EOY Award on the National level. Schottenstein, 26, won the Award for his region at the August awards show in Cincinnati, Ohio. The National Awards results will be announced at the Awards Gala in Palm Springs this Saturday night. Also named as finalists in his category are the founders of both MonaVie Beverage Co and LifeLock inc.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

We would all like to wish David good luck at the Ernst and Young-Entrepreneur of the Year finals in Palm Springs, California!!!

The CEO Files

We have been getting lots of responses from you about our CEO spotlight that we regularly feature! Thank you for keeping up to date with the Astor and Black blog to get all of the latest styles and trends.

Friday, November 6, 2009

What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by the Astor and Black Blog! We always love to hear feedback on anything and everything. Like what you see? Have any questions? Feel free to comment! If there is something you would like to see on the blog, let us know and we will be happy to get it for you. Once again, we want to thank our loyal customers and our amazing sales representatives for our continued success.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Viva Las Vegas!

While your favorite clothier currently employs agents across the US and Canada to service the local markets, we are pleased to announce the opening of our very first "brick and mortar" showroom in the heart of Sin City!

"Our Vegas showroom has been open by private appointment since the beginning of September and the response has been phenomenal. Both our local clients and our visiting clients appreciate a space that allows them to relax and truly enjoy the time-honored custom clothing experience. Tucked away in Las Vegas' most famous neighborhood; we are only minutes from the epicenter of activity and provide the same level of impeccable service our clients are accustomed to when staying in Vegas' finest resorts. We have become a destination for VIP hosts looking to thrill their clients with gifts that speak of luxury, sophistication, and personalization. We also pride ourselves on ensuring our clients enjoy their stay in Vegas and typically use our network of local influences to help upgrade their visit. It's all part of Astor & Black's continued efforts to afford our clients with the very best in service and product." -Sean Dunn, Astor & Black Vegas

To personally contact the brilliant Sean Dunn, please call him at 702.785.2269 or send an email to

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Let's Hear it for the Red, White, and Blue...

This patriotic piece features one of our new pin-up girl linings. Classy and cool, made with a beautiful dark navy Marzoni fabric. The camera can't do it justice.

5 Working Slant Buttons!

Peak Lapels with Hand-picked Stitching on the Vest

Pin-Up Girl Lining

What's the CEO wearing today?

David is looking on point again with jacket and pants designed by our very own Gai Gohari!

"Kissing Buttons" detail

Overlapping Ticket Pocket

Added detail to pants including contrast stitching, additional contrast pockets, and embroidered initials on belt loop. Impressive work Gai!