What was once a one-man class project at The Ohio State University has become a bona fide suit shop, stacked with many talented team members who have made Pursuit what it is today.
Why are we here? Through the years we have been humbled by the number of people who have chosen to make us a part of some of their biggest days. We have worked hard to build a collection of products just for you and to make getting your suits more than just an item on your checklist but rather a unique, meaningful, and fun experience. On the surface, Pursuit was formed to provide a stylish, modern alternative that focused on top-notch service and approachable advice without the luxury price tag. But deeper than that, Pursuit was formed from our customer’s stories that inspire us every day.
Who are we? Well, some of us began like you: as customers. Others landed on our doorstep through mutual friends. And we’d like for you to get to know us a little better—what we each do, where we come from, and what we’re excited about.
Meet Rachael Davis:
Where are you originally from?
Near Lancaster, Ohio—but far enough from it that my house was surrounded by corn fields or soybean fields, depending on the year.
What do you do for Pursuit?
I am the in-house tailor for the OTR store, so I’m the one to make sure your suit has a perfect fit!
Favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. Go!
Zundo Ramen and Donburi. It’s where we take anyone who comes to visit us.
What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
To dress for the job you want. It sounds simple, but I do think that how you dress says a lot about your personality, and looking good makes you feel good.
How did you first hear about Pursuit?
My friend Dayna, who is doing marketing for Pursuit, let me know that they were looking for a tailor. And I was looking to be a tailor…so it was a perfect fit.
How long have you been working at Pursuit?
It will be a year in February.
What’s the best part about working at Pursuit?
I love working with people to make sure their suit is just what they want.
What’s your favorite Pursuit story? This could be from a noteworthy customer, a personal experience, an embarrassing moment, a team outing—anything!
In OTR, I work with all women. So, to show off how good women can look in our suits, we played dress up and took some photos. It was just a fun time!
What’s your biggest piece of advice you could give to a Pursuit customer?
If you’re unsure of how you want your suit to fit, find some pictures that you like and don’t be afraid to ask what we think in the store. We’re here to help you get the perfect fit!
Last, but certainly not least, what are you in pursuit of? In other words, what’s most meaningful to you? What are you striving for outside of your job here at Pursuit?
I’m in pursuit of finding the positives in every situation and making the best out of life with my husband and two babes by my side!
A huge thank you to Rachael for taking the time to answer our questions!