The best places to get custom suits in NYC

The best places to get custom suits in NYC will have you looking like well-dressed New Yorkers in no time
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By John Marshall |
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The clothes make the man, sure, as long as the clothes were made for exactly that man at the best places to get custom suits in NYC. There’s nothing quite like wearing a custom-made outfit, whether you need something that fits like a glove from big and tall stores, you want something fancy for a wedding or you just want to look dapper as hell. Here are the best clothing stores, men’s clothing boutiques and tailors in New York to custom-made your threads.

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Best places to get custom suits in NYC

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Alan David Custom
Photograph: Courtesy Alan David Custom
Shopping, Menswear

Alan David Custom

icon-location-pin Midtown

Since 1926, the David family has been dedicated to making custom clothes—from suits to shirts, from ties to tuxedos—out of the finest materials available. If you want to look super stylish and don’t mind a steep price, these guys will hook you up as only a multiple-generation, made-in-NYC family business can.

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LS Men’s Clothing
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Shopping, Menswear

LS Men’s Clothing

icon-location-pin Midtown West

Back in 1954, this shop’s owners were minting their haughty heritage at haberdasheries on Madison Avenue. They are still around today because they prioritize the high quality of the older world stuff found at vintage clothing stores without sacrificing new trends and technology

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Michael Andrews Bespoke
Photograph: Courtesy Michael Andrews Bespoke
Shopping, Menswear

Michael Andrews Bespoke

icon-location-pin East Village

Michael Andrews is a loyal student of the bespoke suit school, which began on Savile Row, a street in Mayfair in central London that was made famous by its world-class tailors. Bespoke tradition demands that garments are sewn almost entirely by hand, so you know your digs à la Andrew will be custom-crafted with deft detail.

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Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Melissa W
Shopping, Menswear

Proper Suit

icon-location-pin Flatiron

This franchise has locations everywhere from Portland to Chicago. In New York, the Flatiron storefront employs two resident Fit Specialists, Melissa Watson and Richard Alan Hall, both of whom will meet with you and design something suave and sharp just for you. Just give them a ring to schedule your hour-long fitting whenever, uh, suits you.

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Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Dan C.
Shopping, Menswear

Bhambi’s Custom Clothiers

icon-location-pin Upper East Side

For the past 40-odd years, father-and-son team Lal and Harry Bhambi have been making sure every single hand-sewn garment under their banner is made precisely to look attractive. When you pick up garbs from them, you have the advantage of their veteran touch.

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Shopping, Sports

Mohan’s Custom Tailors

icon-location-pin Midtown

Mohan was born in Ahmadabad, India, and he lived there until he moved to Hong Kong, where his family owns a garment factory—and where he still gets his textiles for all his suits. If you want family business with a good pedigree but are also looking for cheap clothing stores, Mohan has got your back.

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My.Suit
Photograph: Courtesy My.Suit
Shopping, Menswear

My.Suit

icon-location-pin Midtown East

This tailor lets you design your suit—down to the last button—entirely online. You can try out different designs and see them modeled on a 3-D avatar with the convenience of a click. Then you can either go to a store to get fitted or just send in your measurements online. Afterward, you get your suit in the mail.

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Settlers' Green Outlet Village
Photograph: Courtesy Simon Property Group
Shopping, Outlet store

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