Make way for the best in the City: Surmesur

There is a song from The Barber of Seville, titled “Make way for the factotum of the city” otherwise known as “largo al factotum della cita”. Without a doubt Surmesur is the best in the city in making a man dress his best. On your wedding day, a groom is called upon to look his best and he can – at Surmesur.


Last week I attended Surmesur’s special invitation event to be introduced to their men’s quality clothing options and their way of doing business. Peter, the store manager, is extremely knowledgeable in his experience with providing advice on what style of clothing would look best for you.


Surmesur provides custom made men’s clothing. They have a wide selection of materials and colors to choose from for both suits and shirts. The consultation consists of firstly discussing with you the purpose for your suit and style. They advise on best options for you based on your intended purpose for wearing your suit and your body shape. They will present the best options for items like lapel and collars so that you look your best. For example, I am a short stocky person with a large neck. A wide collar just makes me look like a “no-neck”.

Selection of suit colors and fabrics
Selection of suit colors and fabrics

Custom made does not mean super expensive. You can have a custom made suit for the same amount as an off the rack one. Except this one fits you and your style!

Selection of shirt colors and fabrics
Selection of shirt colors and fabrics

After the two basics of suit and shirt have been chosen, then it is time to accessorize to really add punch to your outfit. Surmesur has a great array of ties, tie pins, and other accessories to complete your look.

Selection of ties
Selection of ties

I have seen too many grooms who have ill fitting suits or tuxedos for their wedding day. Your bride has gone to great lengths to look beautiful. A bride is so stunning that she takes a groom’s breath away when she comes down the aisle.

A groom should put an equal amount of effort to be his best for her. I remember one bride who was so surprised on seeing her dressed up groom for the first time. She exclaimed from the back of the room as she entered, “You look gorgeous!” That is what you want.

In addition, you may want to take dad along for an upgrade to his look too. Older men seem to have this perception that they haven’t changed shape since they were 16. They think it is OK to wear a 14 inch collar shirt when they are now 16 inches. So they have to wear the shirt open collar – a major fashion faux pas. Dad deserves a new well fitting suit too.

I am so thrilled to see a custom men’s clothier in town like Surmesur who can change the way men dress. Make way for the best in the city – Surmesur. To paraphrase the song:

Largo al factotum della città.
Presto a bottega che l’alba è già.
Ah, che bel vivere, che bel piacere
per un abito di qualità! di qualità!
Make way for the factotum of the city,
Hurrying to his shop since dawn is already here.
Ah, what a fine life, what fine pleasure
For a suit of quality!