ABOUT

Jamak KhazraWelcome to Bluesuits Style Book. Bluesuits is a life style company for professional women. I launched Bluesuits Collection to meet the wardrobe needs of my clients, after dressing over 10,000 women since the early 80s in high end designer professional attire. Many of my clients were not able to find appropriate styles with the right fit, fabrication or price in the stores. I also know that these women loved the shopping experience with me because of the personal service and wardrobe guidance they received. With the launch of Bluesuits online store, www.bluesuitsonline.com we have women from all over the world who shop our website. The website, however, is a one way discussion from us to the customer. I decided to start the style Book so our visitors can have an opportunity to not only hear from me directly but also to talk back. I hope to go back to our roots of more personal interaction with our clients.
Bluesuits blog is organized by categories where you can read about how to build a professional wardrobe. We also have added a personal category where I would write about findings other than fashion that I’d like to share with our readers.
My inspiration comes entirely from my customers and my own likes and dislikes. I love classic styles that have longevity. While Bluesuits Collection is always fashionable it never follows short lived fashion trends.

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Vesna N. Rafaty November 28, 2009 at 7:38 am

During my month-long stay in Manhattan during October of this year, I visited Jamak Khazra after locating Bluesuits LLC via a Google search. I know what works for me: classic European style, something I could count on and readily find during my trips to European cities, whether Rome, Paris, London, Belgrade, or my native Novi Sad in Serbia. Any suit I purchase in Europe seemed to be designed just for me. Getting that fit, even at the high end department stores in the U.S., was never guaranteed to me. I wondered if I could find in New York what I readily find in Europe. Curious about the Bluesuits collection, as well as the woman behind what seemed to me to be an innovative business plan targeting me as a customer, I scheduled an appointment. Jamak spent more than 90 minutes with me. She has a gift for empowering women (and seems to care to do just that…[and so, as I shared with Jamak, reminded me of Susan Van Vleet, another successful business woman who uses her (executive training) talents to empower professional women]), even women who don’t need help in that area, women who are busy, and definitely quality and value-oriented. I saw excellent pieces in the collection. And, for starters, I picked a classic camel coatdress right of the rack, one I could wear year-round…at my Dallas office and wherever I go. Thanks Jamak!

Avid December 2, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Hey Jamak!

Love your new line of clothing. The fuchsia dress is absolutely STUNNING!! You might be interested to know that Iíve been buying my suits from Bluesuits for the past 25 years. The amazing fact is that even though my body has changed throughout the years, your line is still the best fit for me. I look forward to visiting your showroom in New York during the Christmas Holidays. Keep up the good work!

Feygele December 6, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Hi Jamak,
I want to thank you for spending some time with me yesterday afternoon to update my wardrobe. As you know, I HATE to shop and avoid department stores and popular boutiques like the plague, but I LOVE to stop by your showroom and studio, where I know you will help me select exactly what I need, and what looks most becoming. I love how you take classic looks and add special details to make them feel contemporary without being too trendy. I especially like the new tweed jacket – the design, quality and workmanship are impeccable and it will work beautifully with the wonderful grey dress as well as the trousers. It is my new “board room” jacket. Seeing you yesterday really was a great respite from the rain and the usual shopping madness at this time of year — I so appreciate your consistent help for 20 years and look forward to seeing you soon.

Feygele

Roma Torre December 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm

I used to have a love-hate relationship with clothes. Whenever I thought I’d found the perfect dress/suit/skirt/pant, once home I discovered all too quickly, it was far from perfect. The fit was off; the color didn’t match anything I own; I didn’t have the right shoes or accessories, and that lovely garment I thought would be a staple in my closet pretty much stayed there. Something happened between the dressing room and my house that caused my proud purchase to be a bust. The problem had a lot to do with the shopping experience. My eagerness to bring something home from the department store or boutique often rendered me color blind and tone deaf to reality.

And that’s why I love visiting Jamak. She is that discerning set of eyes and dose of reality that I sorely lack on my own. Her clothes are not only beautiful and well made, she makes sure they look good on me. And if that means pinning up a hem or adding a button, she will do it on the spot. If the bust doesn’t look right, she gives you a better bra. If that doesn’t work, she pulls out a different size or even offers to re-design to your specifications. And when I leave I always feel that I have a complete “put-together” look. It’s that personal touch that makes all the difference in the world. And her prices are very reasonable. The clothes may look like a million dollars but you won’t pay anything close to the exorbitant pricetags you find on designer couture.

Whenever I visit Jamak, I return home very happy and my “Bluesuit” purchases are always my favorites. It makes a huge difference to have someone with Jamak’s expertise provide the help that you could never get from a store clerk. The satisfaction and pleasure that I get from a shopping experience with Jamak is honestly priceless.

Thanks Jamak!

Roma

Sande January 15, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I love the long gored skirt I bought. It can be elegant and dressy, or with the right blouse, belt and boots very classy and modern.

Cynde February 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Jamak,
Thanks for calling me and clarifying my order. Yours is the best customer service I have received in… well, I don’t remember better! Now, I can’t make up my mind, but I know I have a comfortable bra that fits for every occasion!
Many thanks.

Kate February 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Thank you for everything you do! I am so pleased with my new black and grey suits and am ever so thankful for the ease with which you were able to find what I was looking for and make it fit beautifully. I have little time to shop, and when I do, I get very frustrated by the offerings in the better department stores. Having gone the custom suit route once before, it was a relief to find someone who specializes in women’s clothing and has the experience to make recommendations that work. You also were able to produce the suits quickly and kept me informed every step of the way. I look forward to working with you in the future!

Carol March 28, 2010 at 11:53 am

My husband found the “Bluesuits” website since I have problems with clothes fitting correctly. Since he found the website, I’ve had a wonderful experience dealing with Jamak. She always tries to sincerely accommodate her customers. Since I don’t live in the New York City area, I’ve been communicating with Jamak via email and it has been a great experience. Her clothing is first rate and of the highest quality, and I would highly recommend her company to any of my friends and acquaintances.

Naz Ahdieh April 5, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I visited Jamak’s bluesuits in New York City. I love her suits, clothes. Having worked in the financial world for the last 20 plus years, I always look for clothes that fit well, are professional for work and yet comfortable and feminine. I found all of that in Jamak’s designs. She is also terrific at looking at you and helping you figure out what looks good on you and honest enough to tell you what does not. The quality is terrific and they wear well. I also travel quite often for work and find them easy to pack and wear. I am extremely happy that a friend recommended her company to me and will happily pass the recommendation to all my friends. Naz

Dr. Janice Presser August 10, 2010 at 7:55 am

I’m CEO of an emerging growth tech company and do frequent presentations, so I need something that looks elegant and commanding, but that I can move easily in. Add to that, I’m a petite and the selection you find in most stores is dismal. Finding Bluesuits has changed my shopping life. Jamak, thank you for understanding how clothing needs to fit and move. The details on your designs set them apart from the ordinary. Jackets work with pants and then go over the amazing sheath dresses – it’s like getting two outfits for the price of one. The fabric is so wearable for travel, such as it is these days. I am no longer concerned with finding things to wear thanks to you, Jamak!

Lisa T October 11, 2010 at 7:16 am

I recently visited Jamak after doing a web search on places to get suits in NYC. I typically have a hard time finding business attire that is long enough for my frame in department stores. Jamak was a pleasure to work with and am excited to wear my new suits. She has a great eye for what works for your body. I would definitely work with Jamak and buy from Bluesuits again in the future.

Linda Low October 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm

What a delight to finally find a source of long, feminine, yet classy skirts of uncompromising quality. I prefer my wardrobe to be feminine and modest, yet classy. For me, that means skirts at least 34 inches long. Unfortunately, that usually means settling for lower quality fabrics and indistinct lines. Not so at Bluesuits . . . Jamak’s skirts are well-tailored, sleek yet feminine and modest, with well-chosen fabrics for refinement, durability, and graceful drape. I can easily dress them up for evening with a feminine top and shawl, add a tailored blouse and a crisply fitted jacket or sweater for business, or a lightly ruffled blouse and ethnic vest for casual. The full-cut linings ensure that I have full range of motion and comfort. The full bias-cut gored styling imparts feminine flow and grace, and the generous length allows me to be active and attractive . . . without being immodest. With the appropriate accessories, they are equally at home in the office and for a stroll in the park.

I have only one complaint . . . I can’t wait for more colors to be available, so that I can expand my collection!

Thank you, Jamak

Sue November 14, 2010 at 8:26 am

For several years, I searched for tailored business suits in fine fabrics, particular tropical weight wools. I had decided trendy styles and business casual no longer worked and were just too much trouble. I was unable to find a designer that really fit me and was tired of pieces that did not work with anything else in my closet. I travel a lot and need suits that look good in business and evening settings and that traveled well. I wanted basic colors that I could accessorize with tops and jewelry and for which I only needed to pack black shoes or boots. And I wanted styles that would work for a few years. I kept seeing a link to Bluesuits and, finally on one of my trips to NYC, I made an appointment. I found everything I wanted and more. Not only were the suit styles and fabric choices EXACTLY what I had been searching for, the fit of the suits was incredible. The style is a bit more fitted than I was used to and I love it. The clothes just fit and that makes all the difference. I feel good when I wear the suits. The styles and fabric are all business with a flair and the selection is amazing. The fabrics are wonderful. And the best part is working with Jamak. While I knew what I didn’t like and thought I wanted, her advice and expertise gave me confidence to try some new styles and to mix and match some pieces which provided even more options when traveling. She takes a great deal of pride in her work and her advice is very honest. I have made three visits to Jamak and each time with her guidance I find exactly what I need. I don’t bother looking for suits anywhere else. Did I mention she has great non-suit pieces that are quite dressy and just as great as the business suits?

k.a. miille November 18, 2010 at 8:23 am

Extra long arms, extra long legs, not sample size any longer. What’s a former model to do?!
After having enough of hearing my sorrows, my husband found Bluesuits online. Thank goodness!! Not only do I look wonderful in my beautiful suit (both full skirt and, can you believe it, wonderfully long pants. No alteration necessary!), I now have met a talented designer with a great personality.

Thanx Jamak!!

K. A. Miille
Mad Miille Productions, LLC

Anna December 13, 2010 at 10:25 am

I highly recommend Bluesuits, LLC for any professional woman looking for stylish and classically tailored suits. I contacted the company prior to an important set of interviews and asked for a custom-made suit Рto be ready in a short amount of time. The company’s owner (Jamak Khazra) was wonderful to work with, as she knows what styles look best on different body types. She made sure that I had the perfect suit just in time for my interviews. I also highly recommend visiting the company in NYC for your final fitting (if possible). It is not necessary (you will get a wonderful suit regardless), but I decided to go for my last fitting and was treated like a princess. I loved the experience and absolutely enjoyed getting to know Jamak. Thanks for everything Jamak!

K Brock January 1, 2012 at 8:40 am

Are you only located in NY? I have been searching for women’s business suits for years and can not find proper color, fit and appearance. Found your website today. Liked the look of many pantsuiits I saw. I tend not to wear skirts due to an obvious leg injury. Open to suggestion. I am “pear” shaped (47″ bust, 47″ waist and 55 ” hip). I have been wearing sizes 16, 18. prefer dark blue, black, gray (charcoals). Would never wear shirts in bright colors except for perhaps white, blue, gray. Nothing off a rack fits properly. I am in my 60’s, attorney, definitely no-nonsense business climate is usual. Love light wt wool.

Jamak Khazra January 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

Thank you for your post. In answer to your questions, Bluesuits is located in New York City but we ship all over the world. Just like yourself, many women find it difficult to fine high quality women business suits with appropriate styles, color and fit in the stores. Bluesuits collection was created to address the needs of professional women like yourself.
With chest and waist at 47″ and hip 55″ I would suggest our custom business suits, we specialize in full figure or plus size custom women’s suits.
We ship our custom suits all over the world as well. Here is how it works:
1- We send you a measuring guide that asks for 24 body measurements
2- We recommend styles appropriate to your job function considering your personal taste and body shape
3- We make your custom pant, custom jacket and custom dress or skirt pattern
4- We make the prototype garments for each style and you try the prototypes. Any adjustments can be marked on the prototypes which will be corrected on the pattern and we then make your final garment.
The process takes about 2 to 3 weeks, depending on our back log and your availability. If you are interested in trying our custom suits option please fill out this form:
http://www.bluesuitsonline.com/custom-order.html
I will be happy to follow up with you.

Beth Domholdt December 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I had just about given up on finding a great skirt suit that would be suitable for a plus-sized executive woman. And then I found Bluesuits Online in my Internet wandering. Jamak has been great–talked with me personally several times, worked with measurements from my local tailor, and designed a completely custom longer skirt for my suits. My first pant suit has been spectacular–good fit, high quality materials, nice lining, good buttons, etc. Am awaiting the final skirt, a second suit, and some extra pairs of pants as separates. I can already see that my work wardrobe is going to be transformed over time from lots of ill-fitting garments that I don’t wear all that often to fewer, well-fitting, high-quality pieces from Bluesuits Online. The process of working at a distance with Jamak and a local tailor has worked well and I’d recommend that to anyone who doesn’t travel to NYC regularly–but I was recently in NYC for fun and scheduled a visit with Jamak. Was great to meet her in person and see additional possibilities for future pieces.

Deborah June 14, 2014 at 4:12 pm

When I am on business trips I usually wear black or navy suits, black shoes and bags (even in the tropics).

First is it appropriate to carry a caramel coloured Dooney & Bourke tote for my tablet with the black suit (or should I purchase a D & B black computer tote)?

Also, how do you suggest that I accessorize all my black and navy suits in tropical climates?

Your fabulous taste preferences are appreciated.

Jamak Khazra June 15, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Hi Deborah,
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to share our style sense with you and many other women who have the same questions.
You are absolutely right in wearing your tropical weight suits on business trips even in the tropics. As you stated so sensibly a Caramel color tote is a great way to wear your black suit in the tropics.
We recommend accessorizing your dark suits with camel, Ivory, Beige, Tan and even white accessories such as handbags, shoes and specially scarves to transition them through different seasons.
I put together two looks that I hope will inspire you.
In the first one, we are showing a black jacket with Bluesuits Gold and beige scarf ($ 195), our Italian broach ( $165), Bulgari Tan Handbag ( $1650).
Bluesuits Darlen Jacket
In the second look I put together the Black and White Bluesuits Silk Scarf ( $250) with a black scarf holder, you can use a black or white hand bad with this look.Bluesuits Darlene Jacket with Black and White Silk Scarf

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