About us

While living in Bombay India in the late 1960's I had some suits made which gave me a look of success like I had never seen before. Although I didn't realize it at the time, I had stumbled on the authentic, now nearly extinct, approach to custom tailoring as it had been taught by the British to the Indians and the Chinese, when they colonized their countries.
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For centuries, custom tailors had learned the art of drawing a pattern to address the unique posture, shoulder line and distribution of separate measurements of an individual client. It was during the 1960's that tailors in the Western countries (England, Italy, Canada, America, etc.) began shortcutting their apprenticeship by modifying standard (off-the-rack) "block" patterns, a process that has come to be called "made-to-measure." Our trial orders to tailors in Europe, all who now use this short-cut approach, have never met the "fit" standards which I experienced in India and that we have developed to state-of-the-art.

That was the inspiration upon which I based my business in 1968; the ability to deliver a perfect fitting suit without fittings or alterations. We studied why some suits fit better than others and developed formulas and methods which enabled us to direct our tailors and to utilize their craftsmanship and technical skills without depending on their "taste" or "judgment."

Since 1968, literally thousands of clients have built incredible wardrobes often from across the country, all from an initial set of measurements taken 20 or 30 years ago (with size changes incorporated from order to order) without ever requiring a single alteration or fitting!