I joined the Adrian Jules custom clothier team after retiring from a department store retail career that began when I was 16 years old. That was thirty-nine Black Fridays ago, and even though I had the pleasure of retiring as a store-line VP from the company known for kicking off the holiday shopping season with a huge Thanksgiving Day parade, Black Friday #40 was not happening for me.
When we changed into our black tie, the custom bow ties, cummerbund that I wore and vest that Jason wore were made of a white pique fabric. The pique was the perfect selection for a summer wedding on the water. Peter Roberti made this suggestion, and I know that I would not have thought of that on my own.
Friends of ours that were in the wedding party gave us a great compliment about our decision to work with Peter at Adrian Jules. They said that looking at us made them realize that not wearing custom at their wedding was a mistake. They said we looked fantastic, and they knew our photos were going to be magnificent. My Best Woman told me that everyone was simply stunning, and it was the best looking wedding party she had ever seen. She added it was the best wedding she had ever attended…including her own.
Whenever I see photos of that weekend or the garments hanging in our closets, I know that Adrian Jules was the right decision. We have remained clients and have made many purchases including suits for other friends’ weddings since. We feel so strongly about Adrian Jules Custom Clothier and the experience that we had in the beginning, I joined the Adrian Jules’ team. At our wedding, we made vows to one another and then celebrated our marriage. What’s funny is that we also ended up in a relationship with Adrian Jules and the entire team. AJ makes a vow every time someone orders a men’s custom garment, and everyone in that person’s orbit gets to celebrate the man wearing something with an Adrian Jules label.
I view my role now as being a wardrobe specialist for the most important scenes in our clients’ lives. Being able to extend the gift to others that Adrian Jules presented to Jason and me is gratifying beyond belief. In addition to professional satisfaction, I receive personal fulfillment knowing that I am doing more than a job. I am helping people craft a moment in time that will live on in vivid memories and captured images that they will always cherish.