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Levy’s Clothier for Men and Women 168 Years of Service When Zadoc Levy opened his tailor shop in 1855 on North Market Street (now 2nd Avenue North), no one could have imagined the legacy he would create. Now operated by 5th generation descendant, David Levy, our commitment has remained the same to dedicate ourselves to you and our community. We are a familyowned business that thrives by treating people well and doing what’s right for our clients. We start every day knowing we have to earn your loyalty. Levy’s is a men’s and women’s specialty store committed to bringing you the finest fashions from around the world. This season, we are proud to present European collections from Castangia, Canali, Corneliani, Waterville, LBM 1911, Fradi, Emporio Armani, B.Yu, Eleventy, Tintoria Mattei, Marc Cain, and so much more. We invite you to stop by and get to know our wardrobe professionals. Whether you are in need of custom clothing or a pair of jeans and casual shirts, let us show you why we have been a Nashville favorite for 168 years.

Ellen and David Levy www.levysclothes.com 3900 Hillsboro Pike #36 Nashville, TN 37215 615-383-2800



Made-to-Measure Magic for Men and Women


t might surprise you that even as the business world grows more casual, and men and women work from home, there is a growing interest in made-to-measure clothing.

In addition to offering an exact fit, this tailored clothing option allows the wearer to select fabrics, buttons, lining, stitching, and specific models or lapels. Most importantly, you can express your unique style by investing in a suit, sport coat, tuxedo, casual jacket, and topcoat that truly reflects your personality and taste level. More than an investment in clothing, it’s a show of confidence and creativity. Among the numerous reasons for the recent growth in made-to-measure shopping: more affordable prices than in the past, often just a 20 percent surcharge vs. off-the-rack clothing. What’s more, most upscale clothing makers can now create and deliver beautiful customized clothing in just three to six weeks, even out of Italy. And our lineup of made-to-measure garments for men and women includes Castangia, Canali, Heritage Gold, Jack Victor, and Joshua Trent. The proliferation of high-profile athletes and celebrities has also inspired more men and women to embrace the creativity of made-to-measure options. The process is simple. Come into the store and one of our highly trained associates will take your measurements (generally anywhere from 10 to 25). Then sit down, relax and let us show you our incredible selection of gorgeous fabrics from the best mills in the world. Many of the patterns are understated and classic, but you might choose to step out of your comfort zone and opt for something a bit more bold and expressive. Then once you have decided on fabric, we will help you with the details: working buttonholes, special linings and buttons, contrast stitching, the choice is yours! When the garment arrives, you have a short fitting for final tweaks. Bottom line, made-to-measure clothing is a wonderful option for everyone from investment bankers to grooms-to-be to college grads about to tackle job interviews to creative types who want to stand out from the crowd. A fine made-to-measure garment is both an investment in yourself and a reflection of who you are, a subtle (or not so subtle) way of showing the world your confidence and competence. And those who know who they are generally get what they want, in business and in life.

a modern take on perfection.

The Road to Sustainability While we’re not quite there yet, the fashion industry has made much progress toward our goal of creating a circular economy where we put back as much as we take out. Much of the progress is consumer driven. According to a recent Simon-Kucher study of 10,000 people across 17 countries, a full third of consumers are willing to pay a premium for sustainable products. As might be expected, younger generations lead the way. And globally, U.S. consumers are most supportive of new measures. These include: *Using 3D design technology to reduce sample waste; *Incorporating natural materials and recycled products in offerings to minimize the brand’s environmental footprint;

*Shortening the wash cycle so less water is wasted; *Re-using and recycling textiles; *Rethinking packaging— everything from mailers and poly bags to e-commerce boxes and shipping cartons; *Adding a re-sale or secondhand component to an existing business; *Creating biodegradable fashion; *Increasing made-to-order so companies produce only what customers request, eliminating excess inventory; *Introducing carbon reduction measures throughout the supply chain; *Encouraging partner businesses to adopt transparent practices.

How can you help? Read labels *Applying regenerative farming and ask questions, letting retailers practices to improve soil quality and manufacturers know that and biodiversity; you support all moves to a better, *Choosing organic fibers without safer planet. According to a 2022 article in Deloitte Insights, while chemical pesticides/artificial 67% of surveyed companies are fertilizers; using more sustainable materials, *Switching to natural vegetable only 46 percent require their dyes; partner businesses to do so.

Performance Issues Today’s new tech fabrics can change your life! Not long ago, the word performance was most often associated with 1960s muscle cars, athletic ability or sexual prowess. Today, it’s about fibers and fabrics, topics admittedly less sexy but nonetheless important. While we love and will also love natural fibers like cotton, silk, linen and wool, modern technology has given them incredible new properties. One hundred percent cotton shirts can now come out of the dryer without wrinkles while retaining their soft hand. Denim jeans with a touch of stretch are virtually guaranteed not to sag or bag. Even expensive suits are now crafted with special yarns so that even if you roll them up in your suitcase, they’ll be good-to-go out to dinner that night. (You can even wear them on the plane: they’re that comfortable!) And that’s not all. There are fabrics triggered by your body temperature to keep you warm or cool, depending on the situation. There are fabrics designed to retain heat when no moisture is present, fabrics that absorb odor molecules, stretchmesh fabrics integrated into apparel to ensure maximum mobility and comfort. There’s Coolmax technology, moisture-wicking properties, water-repellent coatings, Dri-FIT, Tencel and SPF. There are “Phase Change Materials” that NASA invented to control astronauts’ body temperatures that are now used in dress shirts. There are hybrid fabrics that blend moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties. The list goes on and continues to grow as scientists develop improved technology to enhance existing fabrics and create new ones. At the same time, new fabrics these days need not only perform but also save the planet. Based on current consumer demands, brands are now expected to source, manufacture and package goods in an ethical and sustainable manner, changing the game for global manufacturers. For example, DuPont’s Biomaterials division, which focuses on the development of high performance and renewable materials, has released Sorona®, a sustainable replacement for spandex stretch fiber. It’s now used in many menswear applications—including high-end luxury apparel brands—to add softness, stretch, and recovery, while allowing for recycling. What if you didn’t ever again have to iron or go to the dry cleaner? What if you could ride the subway in July without sweat stains? What if you could be as comfortable in dress clothes as you are in sweats? Come into the store and let us show you the future.



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