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Care For Your Wear

Care For Your Wear

CUSTOM CARE

Investing in a quality garment that was made specifically for you is a first step in building the foundations of your complete wardrobe. With periodic maintenance and a little tender, loving care it will last you many years by following some simple guidelines.

HANGER

Always hang your clothing after each wear on the hanger provided. These hangers are specially chosen to maintain the shape of the shoulders and will allow your garment to breathe. DO NOT USE a wire hanger, as it will ruin the shoulders.

REST

Rest your garment ...
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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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The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

Off-the-Rack, Made-to-Order and Custom Clothing: The Differences Every Man Should Know

Misconceptions about custom clothing are gaining traction, and there’s a reason: retailers want their customers to believe they’re getting more than they bargained for.

The truth is that real custom clothing far exceeds lookalikes in quality, style and most importantly, value. A custom-made suit that can cost as little as $1,200 will outlast its off-the-rack or made-to-measure counterpart by a factor of three and can even be refreshed after a few years the same way a good pair of shoes are fitted with new soles.

Better department stores now push “custom,” “made-to-order” and “made-to-mea...
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Cleveland Pride – Connor Palace Photoshoot

Cleveland Pride – Connor Palace Photoshoot

The Connor Palace is a theater located at 1615 Euclid Avenue in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, part of Playhouse Square. The theater opened in 1922, as Keith's Palace Theatre after B. F. Keith, founder of the Keith-Albee chain of vaudeville and movie theaters. It was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Rapp and Rapp in the French Renaissance style, and originally housed live two-a-day vaudeville shows. The $2 million theater opened in the Keith Building on November 6, 1922, seating 3,100. The interior featured Carrara marble and 154 crystal chandeliers, and the main lobby, dubbed the "Great Hall," was decorated with over 30 paintings.

The advent of the motion-picture age led to the gradual replacement of the vaudeville acts with movies, although vaudeville maintained a pr...
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CURRENTS : MARCH 16, 2016 MEN’S SPRING FASHION

CURRENTS : MARCH 16, 2016 MEN’S SPRING FASHION

DANIEL "DANNY" FEDELI Highland Heights resident Occupation: Executive vice president of an insurance consulting agency Prefers to shop at: DAVIDE COTUGNO EXECUTIVE TAILORS
    Hobbies:
Golf, dinners with friends, laughing, coaching youth sports
    Describe personal style:
"I love clothes. I think the clothes that one wears says a lot about them. Putting on a custom-made suit with a great tie is like putting on a suit of armor for me. It gives me confidence to go out and cold call for business every day. When I walk into a room or meeting, the suit or coat of armor I am wearing gets attention. It sounds cliche, but you only have one chance to make a first impression."
    Typical ensemble for work:
"I wear a suit and tie five days a week....
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So What Is A Trunk Show?

So What Is A Trunk Show?

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 production ensures years of shrink resistant wear. Soft cotton oxford piques, lightweight ...
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