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About that lapel buttonhole: why is it even there?

Have you ever thought that it’s a bit odd to have a buttonhole on your jacket lapel, but no button on the other side? Why is it even there in the first place?  Like so many things in menswear, there are a handful of origin stories, many of which have very practical beginnings. This historical context […]

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Tips to Get Your Wardrobe Ready for the New Season

Brought to you by CTDA Member, Wayne Glassman of Wayne Edwards Workshop in Philadelphia 1. GIVE AWAY Agree to give away the clothing that has not been worn in the last two years. If you haven’t worn the clothing in the last two years, you probably will not be wearing it this year. Here is […]

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Reflecting on My Friend Susan Igou By Dougal Monro

I always had great respect for Susan Igou and enjoyed her company at CTDA conventions over many years.  She was tenacious in all that she took on, a fighter with a gentle and giving personality, accompanied by her endearing smile.  She had a wonderful ability to make people feel good.  Nothing was ever given to […]

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Dear Friends of Susan Igou by Susan’s Daughter, Vanessa Empire

Dear Friends of Susan Igou, It is with great sadness and heartbreak that I write to inform you that on Friday, September 22, my beautiful mom passed away. At the onset of her unmistakable symptoms, my Mom started on her journey with unbelievable bravery and courage. We sought the advice of multiple teams of doctors, […]

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CTDA past president Susan Igou has passed

Dear Members, It is with great sadness to share with you that fellow CTDA member and past president, Susan Igou, has passed away after her courageous battle with cancer. Susan was a Master Tailor and founder of StudioBernina in CO. She was very well respected and loved by so many in the bespoke tailoring industry. […]

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3 easy ways to boost your SEO and grow your business

In my experience, many custom clothing companies spend very little to no time at all with their website Search Engine Optimization (SEO). And even the mere mention of SEO conjures up feelings of frustration and criticism. But let’s back up a moment, what exactly is SEO? The whole idea is to optimize your business’s online […]

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Designer Forum NY January 20-21-22, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! Join us for Designer Forum New York on Saturday thru Monday, January 20-21-22, 2018 at The London NYC Hotel (located @ 151 W. 54th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues). Step into the most luxurious setting with your favorite bespoke clothing tailors and designers. Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, […]

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CTDA’s Harbor Dinner Cruise July 16th

You’re invited to the CTDA’s Harbor Dinner Cruise  Enjoy a lavish 3-hour cocktail party and buffet dinner along with dancing, entertainment and majestic city views of the NYC Harbor! What: Dinner, Dancing and Full Open Bar! Time: 6:30 PM to 10 PM (depart dock promptly at 6:45 PM) Where: Pier 83, W 42nd St, New […]

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DFNY July 2017 Exhibitor Packets due June 15th

Please join us for    Designer Forum NY July 2017 Saturday, July 15 – Monday, July 17, 2017 London NYC Hotel New York, New York    Exhibit at Designer Forum New York Get your vendor / exhibitor packet here Due by June 15th! Step into the most luxurious setting with your favorite bespoke clothing tailors […]

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2017 SPRING SUMMIT — BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BEFORE 4/17!

2017 SPRING SUMMIT — BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BEFORE 4/17! The CTDA is offering a negotiated room rate of $169 per night at the Element Hotel by Westin where the Summit will be held.  This rate includes a full hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi. To reserve your hotel room, call 1-877-782-0151 or click here https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1704113833&key=2E77F9B The […]

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