Eric Ripert would be the first to admit that he doesn’t get dressed up often. When overseeing the kitchen of one of the world’s finest restaurants, the daily uniform consists of a chef’s jacket far more often than a suit jacket. So when the time does come to get spiffed up, the Michelin-starred executive chef and co-owner of New York City’s Le Bernardin—which is currently ranked in the top 25 restaurants in the world—likes to pull out all the stops with suit that’s truly special. And in the world of men’s tailoring, it doesn’t get much more special than a made-to-measure suit created to its wearer’s specifications and expressly to fit their body.

Perhaps that’s why Ripert was so excited to partner with one of the top names in tailoring, Sartorio, to go through Barneys’ signature made-to-measure process and create a suit fit just to him. Ripert worked with Antonio Paone, CEO of the Naples-based brand, and David Anicich, manager of men’s tailoring at our Madison Avenue flagship, to select the fabric for his suit and pick details like the buttons, lining, and silhouette. Then came the measurements to ensure that the suit would have an impeccable fit.

Get Ripert and Paone’s take on Sartorio’s services in the video above. Feeling inspired to try out the made-to-measure experience for yourself? In the coming month, Sartorio—which is renowned globally for its hand-finished suits and sportswear in striking, slim silhouettes and fresh color palettes—will be hosting trunk shows in Barneys locations across the country, and you’re invited. Here are the details:

New York
Madison Avenue + 61st Street, 6th Floor
Tomorrow, Friday, March 3

15 East Oak Street, 5th Floor
Saturday, March 11

100 Huntington Avenue, 2nd Floor
Saturday, March 18

Beverly Hills
9570 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
Saturday, March 25

San Francisco
77 O’Farrell Street, Lower Level
Saturday, April 1

Simply stop by any of these locations on the given dates for a chance to meet with a tailoring expert. And in case the prospect of a tailor-made suit fit just to you isn’t enticing enough, we’re also currently offering an extra incentive through our Perfect Fit Card. For every $2000 you spend on made-to-measure tailored clothing from March 3 to April 9, 2017, you’ll receive a Barneys New York gift card for $250 to be used on a future purchase. So come to one of our stores on the above dates and let Barneys and Sartorio show you just how good the perfect fit can feel.


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