Chicago’s ‘Mr. Suits’ Keeps Men in Style

Chicago’s 'Mr. Suits' Keeps Men in Style
The well-dressed Mr. Suits.

Mr. Suits’ Michael Shawn Collection is an online custom clothier offering precision tailoring of men’s dress shirts, pants and suits, made from exquisite, superior quality materials.

“Unlike other online clothing shops, Mr. Suits will not only sell you men’s dress shirts, pants and suits,” says owner Michael Shawn, “but will also guide you every step of the way to achieve an impeccable attire with close attention to detail.”

Recently, Mr. Suits talked to rolling out about his unique business.

How is your business unique and why is it needed?
Mr. Suits offers only high-quality and affordable formal wear for men of all sizes, including bigger and taller men. Mr. Suits endeavors to provide user-friendly, exemplary customer service that is committed to assisting you by applying your unique style with proper fundamentals of dress.

From tailored precision to professional style guides, this online custom tailor is committed to sartorial excellence. The paradox becomes even more apparent for big and tall men, as most clothing stores are limited in meeting the needs of men of bigger and taller sizes.

When did it become clear that this is what you were supposed to do with your life?
One Sunday morning, my pastor said that you’ll know what you’re supposed to do in life when you can’t stand to see someone else do it incorrectly.

That’s when I started to see that I should really try to take my clothing line and my image consulting to another level. When I think back, I can remember people always telling me that they loved the way I put my suits, shirts and ties together. I also started to notice that I could see wardrobe combinations and different ways to put clothes together that other people couldn’t see.

Thanks to a great friend of mine, Anthony Turner, who taught me everything about the business, my “aha” moment became reality.

What motivates you?

What keeps me motivated is knowing that I have a great opportunity that many people where I grew up didn’t have.

I never want to take it for granted because I work with so many young people and I have set a good example; an example that proves that no matter where you are from you can always fulfill your purpose and live your dreams if you don’t quit.

A big part of my motivation is my beautiful family and all the people who decided not to help me or who laughed at my ideas. I am not upset by any means, however, I do hope that what I have been able to accomplish thus far shows them to review the dreams they may have walked away from.

It is my hope that I can one day be a great help to someone that is in the position I was once in; with great ideas and little help.

What advice do you wish to offer other aspiring professionals who wish to follow a similar path?

Never give up! I know it sounds cliché, but it’s so true. When you really want something you will do whatever it takes to get it done. The best thing I could have ever done was to find someone who was doing what I wanted to do, and find a way to serve them and learn what I needed to know. Goals are obtainable but vision is infinite, and what you’ll find is that you can reach your goals, but your vision will continue to expand greater and greater.

To learn more about Mr. Suits, visit

Compiled by Bryant Thompson.

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