The Classic Man.

The world of Men’s Fashion is on fire this year and thanks to Dressed To The Nines, of West Hartford…the bar has been raised! Coupled with a few hot cars, the message is clear: Classic never goes out of style!

Stroll the Center or take a weekend get-away in this custom sport coat in tan plaid with jewel tone highlights, in silk and wool by Dormeiul/England. It’s a classic two-button style with side vents and is pic stitched. His shirt is 100% 2-ply 120s cotton, in a light blue end-on-end by Thomas Mason/England. Ed completes his look with a pocket square in 100% silk, hand rolled print, made in Italy.

Ed MacDonald, of West Hartford, can be spotted strolling the Center with his family on weekends.



Classic doesn’t go out of style… this custom-made business suit with a two button style jacket, notch lapels, side-vented with pic stitching and a ticket pocket is always in style. Sam is wearing super 1205 worsted wool in marine blue sharkskin with an overplaid by Vitale Barberis/Italy.  The trousers have a plain front and are cuffed. Sam’s shirt is 100% 2-ply 120s cotton, in summer white by Stoffa of Italy. His tie, in powder blue print on silk, is hand made in Ireland by Atkinson. The pocket square is 100% cotton, made in Italy.

Sam Fulginiti is a funeral director from Essex who travels to West Hartford Center for his custom business suits.


The trend now is to invest in a custom made tux for your wedding so you have it for black tie functions in the future! Tuxedos can be made-to-order so they fit like a glove with total comfort, whereby the suit simply moves with your body!

Brandon Dufour, of Watertown, wanted an unforgettable wedding when he recently tied the knot with his wife, Theresa Labarbera Dufour (New 8’s Good Morning Connecticut traffic reporter, and host of Connecticut Style). So, he decided on classic tails in Loro Piana Super 130s wool worsted with an all cotton pique vest and matching tie. His shirt is a classic formal shirt by Thomas Mason/England in 2-ply 100s cotton.

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Men who are looking for a classic new look will love Dressed to The Nines. During your initial consultation, Bob will focus on creating your personal style by selecting clothing that best flatters your features and enhances your appearance. For example, you’ll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the various coat options, whether you prefer single or double breasted, center or side vents, two or three buttons, and trousers that are pleated, flat front and plain or cuffed bottoms.


Bob DeGemmis, owner of Dressed to The Nines, has been helping gentlemen look their absolute best for generations! He works out of his  West Hartford Center headquarters. Bob grew up in the business and is the third generation of the DeGemmis family to offer custom tailored suits, shirts, sport coats, pants, topcoats, and formalwear.  While Bob has made a few ties in the past, he doesn’t want to compete with an expanded tie market globally. He stocks a large assortment of ties. Bob’s grandfather, Alfredo, a custom tailor in Italy, immigrated to Connecticut in 1916, bringing his bespoke tailoring skills with him. Since then, the DeGemmis family has been providing  wardrobes to gentlemen in Connecticut and New York.

Suits $895-$4,000, Shirts $150-$500, Trousers $345-$750


Casual and Business Photography by
Cheyney Barrieau Photography

 Formal photography by Brian Ambrose Photography

 Styling by Bob DeGemmis
Men’s Clothing from Dressed To The Nines. Custom clothing price ranges: Suits $895-$4,000, Shirts $150-$500, Trousers $345-$750. 

Bob DeGemmis Dressed to the Nines,
998 Farmington Ave., West Hartford Center.

 Watches Shinola – The Runwell, Made in America; Rolex – Oyster Perpetual Yachtmaster, and Patek Philippe – Calatrava
Lux Bond & Green
46 LaSalle Road, West Hartford Center

 Sunglasses Robert Marc Plastic, and Oliver Peoples Shaefer
Central Optica, 33 LaSalle Road, West Hartford Center

 Shoes All by Carlo Pazolini, including a casual brown driving loafer, a versatile oxford, and a black tuxedo oxford.
Carlo Pazolini, 500 Westfarms Mall, Farmington, CT

Luggage Bosca Tribeca Stringer Bag and Tumi
Tegri-Lite Continental Carry-On
991 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford Center

 Cars: 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S Executive Edition Color: Basalt Black on full black leather.  2013 Porsche 911 S Cabriolet.  Color: Anthracite Brown on full espresso leather.
Hoffman Porsche
630 Connecticut Blvd, East Hartford

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