All posts by Marisa Cotugno

Stretch For Comfort

Stretch For Comfort

My friends, over the years you have given us great inspiration and feedback on items that you would like us to carry in addition to our fabulous dress clothing. Ready to wear stifles our creativity to make you unique items found nowhere else, besides custom is the reason you come to us. With stretch and casual being the dominant theme, Team Cotugno listened intently to your needs and went to work creating a casual collection that you will absolutely love. The criteria was simple: beautifully styled, soft construction, new technology stretch fabrics and faster turnaround.  

Fashionista Masks

Fashionista Masks

Match your new suit, tuxedo or jacket. Masks will be with us for a while and whatever your convictions, it’s always safer with one than without one. It is a small sacrifice to make to protect not just you, but your family, friends and clients. I know, I know, it’s not cool, it’s not macho and nobody likes being told what to do, but let’s face it, it will save yours or someone else’s life. In the past few months, I have watched countless webinars looking for guidance from JumpStart, 10K Small Business and our own trade organization, Custom Tailors and Designers Association. All were immen...
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Visualizing Your Look

Visualizing Your Look

Ever wondered how a fabric will make up from a small piece of fabric? Technology has now taken the guesswork out of the design process to such a degree that two years ago we introduced our Studio Digital Program. Now hundreds of uploaded fabrics are viewable on Studio realized into a complete garment. You have the ability to actually plan out your wardrobe and see what looks best on you and best of all, with your measurements on file it’s as close as you can come to being in our store. On-line custom cannot take the place of one on one personal interaction or feeling fabrics up close, but by having your measurements on file you can literally pick fabric colors and patterns that you like at your leisure. We can do the rest. Click here to previ...
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COVID-19

COVID-19

After operating in the safest ways possible over the past two weeks, the State of Ohio has now asked all non-essential businesses to temporarily close from March 23-April 6. This is a big ask, but we understand its for everyones safety. To ask us to stay away from our store, is impossible. Our business is our passion...some may say an obsession. Although our doors will be closed to our clients, we are working on your orders and a list of projects to enhance your experience with us. Call or email us as usual, we would love to hear from you. We invite you to visit our website, explore our online store or get a head start on gifts for birthdays and graduations. Gift cards, ties, cufflinks and custom shoes all available for purchase in our shop section, shipped to your doorstep. We ...
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WHAT IS A LOOK BOOK?

WHAT IS A LOOK BOOK?

Your own virtual store.

For most people who are not in the fashion business, the term Look Book can be pretty unfamiliar. Simply put it is a catalog of images illustrating the current styles for that season and we use them regularly in electronic form so that we can produce personalized collections for each client.

Click to view a Look Book I recently put together for one of my New York clients with outfits that complement the rest of his wardrobe.

I personally select pieces that take into account replacing his older staple pieces, introduce fresh new patterns an...
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Introducing our Spring/Summer 2018 Custom Polo Program

Introducing our Spring/Summer 2018 Custom Polo Program

It’s not surprising that everyone identifies us with great fitting business attire. 

Consequently, casual wear has taken a back seat for most of our clients. They rarely realize that we carry a comprehensive casual-wear selection, featuring designer jeans and casual pants, custom leather jackets and more.

Many of our clients have expressed that they can’t find a polo shirt that fits just right – too short, too long or too big. We searched for a solution and it’s here! Now you can experience the same Davide Cotugno custom fit, feel and comfort with the introduction of our expanded custom polo shirt program.

All polos feature premium fabrics sourced from the world’s best mills and our prod...
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Custom Leather

Custom Leather

A leather jacket is one of those wardrobe pieces that, although you might not wear every day, should fit as well as your custom clothing. And if you crave that same versatility in style, colors and details that have made your custom clothing inherently your own, you will love our new Davide Cotugno line of custom leathers. We meticulously walk you through all the stages of the design process to style and create a garment that fits you amazingly. Realized from your pattern that we keep on file, you now have the choice of 75 skin colors to choose in a multitude of styles from simple blazers to heavier outerwear. Impeccably tailored from rich Italian leather, each garment is hand sewn to last for decades and will improve and grow softer with age. As with all of our hand sewn custom gar...
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Selecting a Custom Clothier: What to look for and what to ask

Selecting a Custom Clothier: What to look for and what to ask

Working with a custom clothier is like building a relationship. It’s okay to ask questions to be sure you will be happy with the outcome. Professional custom clothiers will not be offended if you ask:
  • Who trained you for custom fitting?
  • Are you trained to correctly measure and fit me?
  • How long have you been doing this?
  • Do you have references?
  Being able to measure someone does not necessarily translate into a great fitting garment. Your tailor needs to have a trained eye that can spot those idiosyncrasies in your body that brought you to custom clothing in the first place. He will study your anatomy first and visually spot issues even before laying a measuring tape on...
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What to Know And Look for When Buying Custom Suits

What to Know And Look for When Buying Custom Suits

Made to measure or ready to wear clothing does not offer the same level of expert fit and attention to detail as having a custom suit or bespoke item of clothing made for your specific measurements.

There are key elements that set a bespoke or custom suit apart from made to measure or ready to wear garments. Here’s what to ask and look for:

Fused Fronts Eighty per cent of ready to wear suits, jackets, topcoats, overcoats and outerwear garments are fused, meaning that the body of the garment (between the front fabric and the interior lining) is constructed using a membrane that is heat bonded to the actual fabric to give it body and shaping. Eventually over time, this membrane separates from the fabric during the dry c...
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Suited for Men Event 2017

Suited for Men Event 2017

Turn your new or gently-worn suit into a new beginning for someone in our community.  

First impressions can be the difference in securing gainful employment. But for many low-income men, affording the necessary clothing to project a professional business image is out of reach.

Davide Cotugno Executive Tailors will once again partner with Passages, Inc. for their Suited for Men program. Among its services, Passages provides assessment of job skills with a focus on workforce development providing life skills development, computer assisted training, job counseling and referrals.

The Suited for Men program provides clean, contemporary, interview-appropriate clothing to men of all ages and backgrounds after they have completed job training programs. Since 2001...
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