Tour d'Italia
by Stephen Garner

Tour d'ItaliaHMS International, along with its custom fabric division, Gladson Ltd. – one of the largest purveyors of men’s fabrics in the United States – has announced the winners of its “Tour d’Italia” prize for excellence in men’s custom tailoring.

The prize includes a tour of Italy’s iconic mills, bespoke tailoring houses and luxury men’s stores for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of Italian bespoke style.

The lucky winners are:

Ryan Douglas Hammonds – R. Douglas Custom Clothier, CA

Nicholas Hansen – Nicholas Joseph Custom Tailors, IL

Albert Karoll – Richard Bennett, Chicago, IL

Leonard Logsdail – Leonard Logsdail, NYC

Manuel Martinez – Martinez Custom Clothiers, LA

David Welch – B.Spoke, CA

Tyler McCoy, Ali Ryan, Julia K. Schatz – Trunk Club

“Custom is the hottest category in men’s wear today,” said Michael ‘Mickey’ Solomon, chief executive officer, Gladson New York. “By rewarding some of the most successful custom tailoring professionals in the United States with our unique ‘Tour d’Italia’ we hope to foster an even greater appreciation of fine Italian fabrics, design, creativity and sustainability. Each of these aligns perfectly with our mission and our values. Congratulations to all.”