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Custom Suits versus Ready-made Suits

For years, Kozinn+Sons Merchant Tailors sold ready-made suits in addition to custom suits.  We also wholesaled ready-made suits to fine specialty stores around the country.  How could we (my grandfather, father and me) perpetrate such a barbarous practice? The concept … Continue reading

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How to Get the Most out of Your Builder (of Custom Suits or Custom Kitchens)

Having done a lot of construction personally and as a builder of custom suits at Kozinn+Sons Merchant Tailors in New York City, I would like to share with you the lessons I have learned in the hope of making your life easier.  … Continue reading

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What is the Difference Between “Bespoke”, “Custom” and “Made-to-measure” Suits?

The definitions of “bespoke”, “made-to-measure” and “custom” suits are, in my opinion, the most misunderstood terms in the tailoring universe, especially when it comes to evaluating which is “better.” Sometimes clients see the ultimate suit as one “made from scratch.”  What … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Improve How a Man Looks that Don’t Cost a Dime

In a recent study conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, researchers concluded that physically attractive people in the United States commonly earn 5 percent more than their less attractive counterparts who do the same work. (OK, don’t … Continue reading

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Who Can You Trust to Make Your Clothing?

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance”–Confucius. There is no certification exam for tailors.  There is no license required.  Consumer Reports does not rate tailors.  Consequently, there is much misunderstanding of what it takes to be a … Continue reading

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