Saying I Do: Priam Mukundan and Rucha Heda
Call us hopeless romantics, but it warms our hearts when we meet people blissfully in love. Luckily for us, it’s part of our job. We often come across happy couples who are in search of that special something to wear to commemorate their love, and we love being able to create bespoke and custom pieces for them that speak to who they are and make them look amazing. Visit us and discover that not all garments are made the same, and details make all the difference.
For recently-wed Priam Mukundan, the JAKE experience opened his eyes to the superiority of bespoke suiting. As seasoned experts in the sartorial tradition, we guided Priam through the complex process, highlighted the distinctions that differentiate made-to-measure from true bespoke, and constructed a truly personalized suit made precisely to the preferences and nuances that make Priam unique. The result was so good that we asked Priam to share his experience. Below, Priam talks about what it was like to blindly enter our bespoke process and how his suit made him feel more confident on his special day.
JAKE: How did you learn about JAKE?
Priam Mukundan: We both won a wedding sweepstakes and JAKE was part of the package. We didn’t know such an experienced and well-known designer was living only a short distance from us!
J: Did you have what you wanted in mind?
PM: We had no idea what we wanted, we had never shopped for a suit before. It was a big deal for us since we were getting a suit for our reception and we wanted to look classy. And we knew that Jake Wall was experienced and professional so we trusted him.
J: If not, what helped you decide?
PM: Jake was the main reason we ended up with a suit we loved. He was great at asking questions that helped us understand what we liked. When we had no idea what options existed, Jake painstakingly explained each option, what effect it would create, and provided guidance when we were stuck. Most other vendors would give us too many options and leave us to figure out the process without help, but not Jake. He did a wonderful job of showing us what we should consider in making our decision and helped us reach a consensus quickly.
J: How was the experience at JAKE?
PM: Jake is fun, professional, and easy to work with. He really knows what he’s doing and always knows the right type of advice to give his clients. We found ourselves smiling and laughing at little moments of our experience on the ride home after. We felt right at home! It felt like more than buying a suit - it felt like an experience – a fun process of materializing something that would be a part of our memories forever.
J: What made the process special?
PM: Jake made us feel very comfortable. He guided us through each step and made us feel like every piece of the suit was a special part of a larger experience you would have when wearing it - and he nailed his descriptions.
J: What do you like most about your suit?
PM: We LOVE the way it fits - and it’s classy and unique. It was a nice moment when my wife looked at the wedding photos and repeatedly commented about how handsome I looked wearing it.
J: How does wearing a custom made suit make you feel?
PM: At first I didn’t know what to expect, and when Jake mentioned that a custom fitted suit would “hold you in ways you aren’t used to,” I was skeptical. But then I tried on my suit did and I instantly understood. It was really nice to have a suit that not only flattered my body, but was specifically contoured to fit ME. The suit definitely made me (the groom) feel WAY more confident during the reception when some 500 people were looking at me. It made me feel comfortable enough to step outside my shell a bit and have more fun!
J: If you were to recommend JAKE to friends and colleagues, what would you tell them?
PM: Jake really knows what he’s doing and is great at helping you find an outfit that best suits YOU. Whether you’re buying your 1st or 10th suit, if you go to Jake, it’ll be the best quality that you can find.
But really, we’d both say that JAKE rocks - and you won’t go wrong in choosing the brand. If you want a custom designed and tailored suit, JAKE is the one to go with.
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