The most successful couples are those who shop together—at least for wedding attire, says 9tailors co-founder Samantha Shih. “A wedding is a joint experience, so it’s helpful to have the bride there so they can bounce ideas off each other.” In addition to unique fabrics and custom styles, the Leather District studio prides itself on a “concierge level of service” for a clientele that includes many same-sex couples, as Shih notes, “Some brides aren’t comfortable in a gown and may not feel comfortable shopping in a big-box store.”
Nuptials needn’t be a strictly black-and-white affair according to Alan Rouleau, who’s worked with “beautiful midnight blues and black fabrics with panache with stripes, tone-on-tones and textures, along with cool linings and trims.”...
Gray herringbone for that winter wedding: Check. Navy blue for a nautical affair on Nantucket: All set...