Uptown Bourgeois is an arts, news, and culture blog created by New York-based freelance writer Jefferey Spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

Brand Spotlight: Privelege

It's an exciting time to be a part of the menswear community. Designers are walking away from the tried and true to take bigger risks, and big brands are giving their menswear collections more TLC.  Amongst the many amazing developments within this sect of the industry, affordable custom suiting has developed a major following.  

Brooklyn-based label Privelege is a custom suiting brand to watch.  Founders Kingsley Duah and Mario Rijfkogel set out to create a brand that represented the paradoxical beauty and imperfections of their home borough.  The entrepreneurial duo also wanted to create a place for suiting fans to customize their own pieces without being forced to choose from limited, mainstream offerings. 

Unlike many other suiting brands that require in-person appointments and showroom visits, you can simply enter your measurements on Privelege's website and custom select all of the aspects of your suiting blazer, trousers, and shirt.  If you don't know how to take accurate measurements, Privelege has you covered with a quick online tutorial, and their team will carefully doublecheck your submission for any errors.  Within 4-6 weeks, you'll receive made-to-measure perfection at your doorstep.  The brand also offers a full range of classic fit polos, accessories, and gift cards.  

If you're looking for a way to jump into custom suiting that both tends to your need for individuality and your desire for classic gentleman style, look no further than Privelege.  Get your custom suit started today at www.theprivelege.com.

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