Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
Today will mark a very special post. Today it gives me great pride to share with you a spotlight feature on a new exciting company, Suitingit.com and its founder, Nathalie Kaprielian. I had the chance to ask her a few questions about herself and her venture. Here is a transcript of that interview:
1. Tell me about yourself, how old are you, what did you study, your interests?
I am 23 years old. Graduated from Vanier College in Social Science. Currently a Concordia
University student. I believe Laughter and setting oneself out of their personal comfort zone are
two very important things towards success. The development of Suitingit was a year long process.
I was balancing university and creating a business both at the same time. I had to be extremely
organized if I wanted to keep my grades up and launch a successful business. Many times I
caught myself being tense and stressed out. I made it a mandatory thing for myself that everyday I
would make myself laugh and bring myself to a healthy balance. Doing so made me happy and
lead me to be more productive resulting to great outcomes. Working on suitingit was a big deal
for me. This was my very first major project and I was very nervous. It was the first time I was
putting myself outside of my “safety net” and it scared me because I feared failure. I had to
believe in myself and trust myself that I would create something wonderful and with the right
team we managed to put something pretty neat together. So I am very proud of the work my team
and I established.
2. It’s not everyday a woman launches a company having to do with men’s fashion, what inspired
you to come up with with idea for Suitingit?
Countless amount of times my friends (male) would tag me along shopping with them because I
knew exactly where to go. I would find quality clothing without breaking their budget. Let’s just
say that my friends have many occasions and they sort of got comfortable with the idea of tagging
me along to help them out very often. Although, I appreciate their trust in me and loved helping
them out I had a lot going with my school work and every hour wasted on shopping meant less
hours of studying. I thought to myself that it would be a great idea for them to have a one stop
shop where they can find premium quality clothes at affordable prices. That’s how Suitingit was
brought into perspective.
3. How exactly does your company work?
Every week Suitingit offers a new selection of designer menswear for up to 70% off. Let’s call
them weekly flash sales.
4. How long did it take from inception to actually launching the site?
Close to almost a year.
5. What sets Suitingit apart from other online retailers for menswear?
Apart from offering our supporters quality products without breaking their budget. Our company
is all about selling an inviting relationship and not just a product. We try our best to give our
customers a warm and welcomed feel. We want to be good enough so that we grant our
customers a great experience and make them feel a part of the Suitingit family. It is very hard to
do so but we are trying our best to gain our customers trust. Its simple, value others so they value
you! Also, the products we sell support our Canadian economy. A majority of our suits, pants and
blazers are made in Canada with quality wools woven in Italy.
6. What is your favorite look on a man? Any designers in particular?
My favorite look on a man would be a stunning three piece navy blue suit (blue is power, it is the
color of the royals) Definitely a nice tailored fit. Fabric 100% wool woven in Italy (basically quality.)
Along with a nice white shirt without a tie ( I like keeping things simple) and camel colored shoes and
belt to accessorize.
7. Who inspires your own personal style?
1950/60’s Hollywood actress Sophia Loren. Aside from being risqué, elegant, exotic and curvy.
She had a sexy sophistication and carried herself with confidence. Even at the age of 76 she
acknowledges the same style. I truly admire a person who carries themselves well at any age.
Dressing oneself properly with elegance and grace can have such a positive power.
8. I know it’s still very early on, but what are your plans for the future of Suitingit?
As Suitingit grows in popularity it is a goal of mine to put together a program which helps young
ambitious entrepreneurs, mostly students, to expand on their dreams and possibly encourage and
help them make it happen.
9. Any plans to offer accessories like ties, belts, pocket squares or socks?
Yes, eventually I plan to offer accessories and a wider range of other products.
10. Any job openings? (Haha, kidding!)
As you can see, this is a very intelligent, determined young woman who was able to launch this venture while still being in school full-time, for that alone she has my full respect and admiration. I must say we are on the same page about her favourite look being a blue suit and a white shirt as I plan on already purchasing a blue suit myself (I knew I was always a royal deep down! haha) for the many occasions I have coming up this summer. The fact that she is supportive of fellow young entrepreneurs and talent makes her a great businessperson. As well, helping support the domestic economy is a socially conscious move that all entrepreneurs can learn from. And the prices offered are phenomenal, like this great navy/plaid Nautica number for $199! In short, she is a great example of what someone young, focused and determined can accomplish through hard work and I know she will not stop.
To wrap it up, guys, you should definitely check out Suitingit.com when shopping for your next suit or blazer. As I have always preached, looking good and dapper does not mean you have to break the bank and Suitingit falls right in with my philosophy and perspective. Don’t forget to “like” them on Facebook here.
Enjoy the weekend and as always, stay dapper 😉