Located in Costa Mesa and Irvine, Pick Out Your Perfect Suit
Written By: Erica Johnson
Photographed By: Ian Robinson Combatant Gentlemen
In Orange County, we are used to seeing everyone from surfer kids to CEOs hanging out in their shorts and flip flops and if it’s a little cold, out pops the hoody. At some point, though, in every man’s life there will be a need for a good suit. Combatant Gentlemen has come to the rescue.
There is a new generation of fashionable young men that want to look stylish, au courant and also want to be able to afford it. Combatant Gentlemen has made it easy to peruse the options, find what works with your personal style and get quality, beautifully tailored suits at a great price. The concept of integrating a personal shopping experience with the best tech in online shopping is what makes it all work so well. After all, the company motto is “Technology is the heartbeat of our business.”
The business is the brainchild of Vishaal Melwani, a UCI Grad that grew up virtually surrounded by fashion. Not only was his grandfather a Master Tailor, his parents owned and operated all of the iconic Versace Boutiques on the West Coast. After earning his degree in International Business and then considering a career in law, Melwani had his light bulb moment while he was visiting several friends who moved to New York after graduating college. When there was a need to dress to impress, Melwani and his friends would share their clothes as buying upscale fashion was definitely not in the budget. Upon partnering with his cousin, Mohit Melwani and good friend and tech strategist, Scott Raio, Combatant Gentlemen was born.
The process is simple: go online and select your fit from three categories, select your size, and choose from over 18 different fabric options. If you want the Made-to-Measure option, just make an appointment for a fitting and choose fabrics and details like linings, pockets and even buttons and pocket squares. A tailor will be with you every step of the way to make sure you are getting exactly what you want, just the way you want it. In a few short weeks, you are ready to go. The best part? Prices start at $160 with Made-to-Order starting at $240.
Taking it up a notch, Combatant Gentlemen has collaborated with renowned Italian Tailor and Production Manager, Alberto Caruso for The Summit Collection. Made in Italy with fabric from one of the country’s oldest mills, this collection sets a new standard of quality and makes it possible for you to have an Italian suit without the Italian suit price.
If you want to look fantastic but keep it casual, there are many other stylish options available; chinos, shirts, denim, shoes, ties and accessories and even outerwear and luggage. This really is a one-stop-shop at it’s finest and most affordable.
If Combatant Gentlemen is the future of men’s fashion, it’s easy to understand why. Luxurious fabrics, the perfect fit and great style offered directly to you for a fraction of what you would normally spend. Next time you see a young man in a great looking suit, there’s a good chance he’s a loyal customer.
Knock, Knock: Upon entering the Irvine showroom, one is greeted by the original doors from one of the Versace Boutiques that Melwani’s parents owned and operated. These beautiful, art deco doors are truly a piece of fashion history from one of the most iconic brands in the world.
Suit Up! Let’s not forget The Groom’s Suite! The idea of going into a “Tux Shop” seems so antiquated and unappealing. Combatant Gentlemen can put you in a beautiful tux that will be yours to keep and wear to the next big event. If you buy five suits or tuxes, your sixth is free.
The Haberdashery By Combatant Gentlemen
16842 Von Karman Ave Building 400, Ste 450
Irvine, CA 92606
Fashion-Forward Affordable Suits are at Your Fingertips at Combatant Gentlemen