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Lookin’ Sharp: A Guide to Buying Black Tie Menswear in Coral Gables

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You’ve just received an invite in the mail to a black tie event, be it a wedding or an elegant awards ceremony, and you’re feeling like your finest wear isn’t looking its finest. Men, look no further than Downtown Coral Gables for your formal wear needs. In just a few walking blocks, you’ll find a wealth of suit and tuxedo options and the sharp accessories and shoes you need to finish the look.

Walk into your big event with confidence thanks to these stylish shops in Downtown Coral Gables:

The Italians have a reputation as the ultimate purveys of menswear style for a reason. At Edoardo Borrelli, headquartered in in Naples, you’ll experience exactly why Italian style is synonymous with luxury from their boutique, right here on Giralda Plaza. You’ll be measured for your bespoke shirt and then every piece of clothing is stitched by hand to your liking.

If you’re just looking for a new tie to spruce up your suit, they have a lovely selection of silk ties in a wide range of colors and patterns.

A family run business since 1928, the Bolado family started dressing men in Cuba in 1928 and has been dressing Coral Gables’ stylish men at Bolado Clothiers since 1972. Today, they carry a range of brands with something sure to suit you. An innate sense for bridging classic design and contemporary trends has ensured Bolado’s long-term success. Coppely, a Canadian brand, exemplifies this unique sensibility; they use computer assisted cutting together with old world design and you can buy it right here in the Gables. Through a careful process of selection, they’ve curated an impressive list of tailored clothing brands, sportswear and dress shirt designers, footwear and accessories. Once you’ve selected your black tie garb, let them assist you with something to spruce up your day to day style like a sharp new pair of jeans or a pair of merino wool socks. 

Jossie’s Couture is a high fashion tailor and designer right here in Coral Gables. If you have a vision or an inspiration image that you’d like to see come to life, this is the place to make it happen. They will put together a sketch for you and together, you’ll work to find the perfect fabric and ensure that it will not only fit the way you want, but be the right weight and texture so that it’s perfect for the event on your agenda. If you have a well-loved piece that needs a bit of attention, maybe an alteration or you want the same fit in a new pattern or fabric, bring it by Josie’s to see if they can work their magic.

At Pepi Bertini, a stylish space on Miracle Mile with more than 30 years of experience, they’ve built relationships with the men they outfit who trust them implicitly to style their wardrobe. Pepi Bertini, who runs his eponymous store, specializes in bespoke European mens’ clothing. All production is done on the premises, meaning that when you purchase a Pepi Bertini original, it’s a true piece of Coral Gables haute couture. Given their location right here in Miami, they’ve perfected the art of picking the perfect fabric for our tropical weather. In fact, they’ve been known to make the same custom shirt for a customer in two fabrics, one for local wear and the other to better suit their travel wardrobe.

Turn your black tie shopping into a party when you book a group appointment with I&A Formalwear. This tuxedo rental shop, with a brick-and-mortar location on Miracle Mile, offers the luxurious service of coming to you and your group whether it’s at your office or at home so that you can sip your favorite whiskey and play your favorite playlist all while being fitted for your tuxedo. As an added perk, they’ll deliver and pick up your tuxedo, because they know that you are busy men. Visit their store to shop designers like Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Perry Ellis, Ralph Lauren and more. If a black tie event crept up on you and all of a sudden you’re in need of a well-fitting tuxedo, give them a call and ask about their last minute tuxedo rental service.

We’re pleased to welcome Giovanni Scutaro to Coral Gables, where he’s opened his first stateside boutique after 30 years in the business. At this brand new boutique, one of our newest additions in the Downtown area, you’ll be greeted by a custom scent and a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for both men and women shopping for couture design. Scutaro’s chic designs have a celebrity following cultivated over his years in the industry. Be the next person of note to don his creations for your upcoming event.

Familiar and reliable names like Jos. A Bank and Men’s Wearhouse have convenient outposts on Miracle Mile. Find everything from the perfect outwear to take you to a formal event in a cooler climate to a selection of Big & Tall and tuxedo rentals for weddings.

Before you’re ready for your upcoming event, remember to explore our men’s salons and indulge in a hot shave, massage or a fresh haircut so that you’ll look and feel your very best.