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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Meet Dan: "Clothing should convey an understated confidence."

Meet Dan Romero, a stylish 9tailors client who waved goodbye to off-the-rack shopping long ago. As a young professional in a fairly conservative field, this handsome lad always comes to our studio brimming with design ideas that exceed trend-setting. He often creates classic yet modern garments that match his effortless look and cordial demeanor, as seen above in a 9tailors sports coat and shirt. 

Dan Romero


Mansfield, MA

Current Residence:
South Boston, MA


How long have you been a 9tailors client?
A year and a half

Why choose custom?
I'm a fairly lean guy, but with broader shoulders, so most off-the-rack shirts don't fit well. Regular cut shirts result in the dreaded "muffin top", whereas slim fit end up too tight up top. Same goes for jackets. I purchased my first custom shirt and jacket from 9tailors last fall and have been hooked ever since.

What inspires your style? Why?

I'm a big fan of "all-American style"—the right blend of classy, casual and rugged. Think JFK, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen.

In terms of elegance in dressing, Luciano Barbera has it figured out. Not only does he make some of the nicest fabrics in the world, but he's probably the world's most elegant dresser. If you were to sum up my thinking on clothing in a quote, it would be this one from him: “True elegance has just one rule: simplicity.”

What is your favorite piece from 9tailors?

My midnight blue, gold-button blazer. It's darker than your run-of-the-mill navy blue version and it has a contrast white polka dot lining and double vent in the back. I wear it almost every day—and get complimented almost as often.

What would be your style advice to other men in your professional field?

Clothing should convey an understated confidence, so do the basics well: dark colors for jackets and pants; solid blues and whites for shirts; a great pair of (usually brown) shoes. Then, add some subtle personal touches: cuff links; contrasting lining; interesting socks.

Quite eloquently said!

Check out more breezy shots of Dan, courtesy of our beloved photographer, Channing Johnson. You can visit out Facebook page here for more photos and like our page while you're at it!

Inspired? Envisioning a certain kind of suit or suit separate you might like to make a reality? We can help! Email a Style Consultant at info@9tailors.com and make your design appointment today.

Shoot Details:
Location: The Arnold Arboretum
Pants: 9tailors
Sports Coat: 9tailors
Tie: Jegman

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