Custom Tuxedos and Formalwear

"Formal events are too important to allow just anybody to handle your attire"

Events that require formal clothing such as custom tuxedos easily number among the most significant in our lives. A formal occasion requires that you look your best. You need to be assured that your garment will fit perfectly and be ready to wear in a timely manner.

Since 1926 Alan David has been crafting full custom tuxedos., not made-to-measure tuxedos. All garments are proudly Made in the USA. Four generations of expertise are behind every piece of formalwear we create. Visit Alan David and discover the finest custom tuxedos NYC has to offer.

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    Nothing less than a perfect fit will do. Should you take away just one piece of information from this website let it be the relentless dedication to creating the perfect fitting tuxedo. 91 years has gone into the fitting process. At Alan David you can be assured an experienced tailor will be taking your measurements. Your big day is too important to trust to an inexperienced fitter.


    At Alan David we are very proud of our short turnaround times. While we have a 2 week rush service and even a 7 day emergency rush service we prefer to have three to four weeks to construct your formal garment. See below for our bespoke tuxedo pricing.

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    Hundreds of fabrics to choose from

    Great representation in every price range

    Custom tuxedo prices start at $1,295 and range to $2,195.

    Luxury fabrics like sheared vicuna or anything above super 170’s will price out higher.

    Fabrics include Loro Piana, Dormeuil, Scabal, Zegna & others.

    Hundreds of fabrics to choose from in every price range.

    First time buyers take an additional $100 off.

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    Fabrics for custom tuxedos & formalwear are different than your average custom suit fabrics. While mills like Ermengildo Zegna, Loro Piana & Vitale Barberis remain the same, yarns for formalwear fabrics usually differ. Fabric weight, sheen, texture and wrinkle resistance are all important factors.

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    All Alan David Custom garments are hand sewn by bespoke tailors. Only full custom tuxedos are produced, not made-to-measure. Tuxedos are all constructed with a full canvas front, no glue or fusible are ever used. Every Alan David garment is proudly Made in the USA.

    Formal Wear Fabric To Look Your Best

    -Barathea fabrics are the darkest shade of black and make for the most formal tuxedo attire. Its okay if you don’t know what Barthea is, the important thing is that we know all about it and you will look great in it.

    -Wool fabrics with slight blends of silk give off a young crisp sheen and really makes the tuxedo look young and trendy. This works great for black as well as the blue tuxedos that are so popular now.

    -Formal wear fabrics must be lighter in weight than regular suit fabrics. You will have a tendency to sweat more at formal occasions so the lighter the fabric the more comfortable you will feel.

    -Most important the fabric must be wrinkle and crease resistant. Nothing looks worse than a wrinkled tux and with photos today, every wrinkle will have more of a tendency to show.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 star

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    “When it comes to men’s clothing (and I’m sure women’s, too), there is no better custom shop on the entire east coast than Alan David Custom.”

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    Rated 10/10 on Service and Selection

    “I just picked up the most stunning overcoat ever. It took Alan & his factory head tailors 8 weeks to create perfection.”

    READ 8 reviews on NY Magazine
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    Rated 100%

    "Alan David is the only place where I buy shirts, pants and suits. The service is impeccable, the price is right, the quality is high and the clothes fit perfectly.”

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