by John Russel Jones

The Custom Tailors & Designers Association (CTDA) has announced its Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term, welcoming Luke Mayes, of the House of Dormeuil, as its president. Mayes has been associated with the CTDA since 1996 and served on the Board since 2015.

“On behalf of the entire Board, I am pleased to express a warm welcome to Luke Mayes, who will lead our work to support the custom clothing industry, in his new role as president,” said D-D Lazenby, CTDA Executive Director. “Luke has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to advancing the CTDA’s mission and we look forward to his leadership.”

“It is an honor to be named the president of the CTDA,” said Luke Mayes, CTDA president. “I share the CTDA Board’s vision for our trade organization to become a progressively more dynamic and essential resource for our members. Our vision is to make the CTDA inclusive of all professionals who are engaged in the custom clothing business. I am personally delighted to work alongside such a strong group of board members.”

The CTDA Board of Directors now includes on its executive board, immediate past president Alan Rouleau of Alan Rouleau Couture, first vice president Peter Roberti, Jr., of Adrian Jules Custom Clothiers, Second Vice President Brian Lipstein of Henry A. Davidsen, Treasurer Jeff Landis of Montopoli Custom Clothiers, and secretary Robert Ordway of Clothing by Capitol Hill Clothiers.

The Custom Tailors & Designers Association (CTDA) is the oldest continuously operating trade organization in the United States. Founded in 1880 in Columbus, Ohio, it was established as a venue through which ideas and techniques for design, pattern making, fitting, cutting and tailoring could be shared and exchanged. Today, more than 140 years later, the organization continues to thrive thanks to the demand for high quality custom clothing. Membership includes distinguished master tailors, designers, custom clothiers and direct sellers who create fine custom clothing for discerning clients throughout the United States and the world. They are joined by Vendor Members who supply the products and services merchants need to exercise their craft.