There’s much more to buying a suit than meets the eye and Brian Lipstein, Founder of Henry A. Davidsen Master Tailors & Image Consultants goes above and beyond the traditional retail experience. Since 2007, his Rittenhouse shop not only provides clients with custom made suits, but spends time educating them as well.
“The average person doesn’t know what separates an expensive suit from a cheap suit, and it comes down to the expensive suits being sewn together and the cheaper suits being glued,” he says.
“I actually have four jackets that I cut apart so I can show clients from the inside the guts of the garment.”
Lipstein’s own lack of knowledge in regards to suits provided the inspiration to start his business back in 2007. In his senior year of college, a friend’s father who was a master tailor, led him through the process of putting together his first suit.
“I didn’t have a role model to teach me how to dress growing up,” he says. “Getting that education my first time around, inspired me to educate others.”