For actor Tyler Hoechlin, it’s easy to look super on camera. Starring as Clark Kent on the CW’s hit show Supergirl, Hoechlin effortlessly embodies the all-American good looks and easy charm that the role has become known for. When it comes to his personal style off-camera, though, he’s the first to admit that he’s only beginning to carve his path in the world of fashion.
“When I started Teen Wolf a few years ago, my personal style was very much basketball shorts, tennis shoes or maybe sandals, T-shirts, and a baseball hat,” Hoechlin tells The Window. “It’s evolved and grown, and I’m learning to appreciate the artistry of fashion. I’m trying to look a little more ‘adult’ at times.”
There are few items in a man’s closet that project that sense of ‘adult’ style more confidently than a suit, all the more so when it’s a custom, made-to-measure suit from the renowned craftsmen at Cifonelli. Barneys was thrilled to have the opportunity to pair Hoechlin with the brand’s creative director, John Vizzone, to take him through the process of creating his first bespoke piece.
“For an athletic guy like Tyler, guys who tend to have a very full chest or strong shoulders with a narrow waist, but who still want to look perfect, that’s the ideal client for made-to-measure,” Vizzone says.
Beyond his build, Hoechlin is also the perfect made-to-measure client thanks to his increasingly discerning tastes. “We’re catering to the man today who’s a little more sophisticated, with more of a fashion eye—‘fashion’ as far as being more educated in terms of what he wants to look like,” Vizzone tells us. “Maybe he likes jackets a little shorter or pants a little more narrow, and he’s able to interpret that through made-to-measure.”
Scroll on for an inside look as Vizzone works with Hoechlin and one of Barneys’ tailoring experts to go through the process of creating a custom suit. Feeling inspired to put your own spin on one of Cifonelli’s classic pieces? Simply contact one of our Flagship locations to make an appointment with a tailor today. And in the meantime, head to Barneys to check out Cifonelli’s distinctive ready-to-wear offerings.