by Stephen Garner

On Sunday, January 19th at 3 pm, as part of the Custom Designer Tailors Association (CDTA), Gladson New York will present a special line up of speakers to discuss ‘The Future of Custom’.

Hosted by MR’s own Karen Alberg Grossman, the panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges of today’s custom clothiers. Discussing the matter at hand is bespoke tailor Lenny Logsdail, Emily Reuter of Trunk Club, women’s tailor Dara Lamb, Peter Roberti Jr of Adrian Jules Ltd, Trevor Shimpfky of Paul Stuart, Angel Ramos of 18th Amendment, and Dan Trepanier of Articles of Style.

This is an important time for custom, an increasing amount of people want clothing that is not only stylish but also built to last, the environmental impacts of clothing choices are increasingly becoming a concern because of ‘fast fashion’. The advancement of technology; from enhancing the globalization of businesses and brand, the process from cloth to the consumer, to temperature adjusting fabrics. We’ve witnessed glimpses of what could be the future – suit jackets as gadgets such as wearable payment, tailoring made with color-changing fabrics. How about style and trends? Following the news of the Goldman Sachs dress down work attire, we discuss the new tailor-leisure wear, safari jackets, tweed bomber jackets. Finally, the influence of celebrities, movies, and culture. Some of our panelists dress for the big screen and will be sharing their insight into how Hollywood creates buying power and influences trends.

The panel discussion will take place at 3 pm in the Contemporary Room on the 2nd floor of the Conrad New York Midtown hotel (151 West 54th Street).

If you wish to attend please register now. Space is limited. RSVP to