So, what do you get when you mash up leading edge 3D body scanning technology, custom menswear, superior service, and a 6’3” former water polo playing Harvard MBA grad – well, you get a Founder & CEO named Jamal Motlagh who is looking to change the way men buy clothes. In this interview, Jamal humbly shares the ups and downs of becoming a CEO and he makes some great points about how to manage day-to-day operations while simultaneously working on the business through a process of planning and strategizing for the future.
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One year ago, we launched the Acustom retail custom clothing concept store on West Broadway in SoHo. We aimed to combine the best of a traditional store showcasing designed products with the fit and personalization options that only custom clothing can provide.
Our journey began over 3 years ago when my co-founder, Charles Tse, and I had the dream of making shopping for well-fitted clothing easier and simpler for men. After a few years of R&D testing our 3D body scanning and Digital Bespoke technologies, we were ready to open for business.
Over the last year, we’ve launched a number of new custom-fit products including trench coats, overcoats, chinos, cords, shorts, and polo shirts. Our aim is to provide you with one store for 90% of your clothing. Look out for custom sweaters coming soon!
Over the next year we are focused on making the experience even better for you.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you personally. Without the support of our clients and brand ambassadors, we wouldn’t be here today. Competing in SoHo with the ‘big boys’ is challenging and making perfectly fitted custom clothing is complex, but my team and I are dedicated to providing you with a beautiful product that helps you succeed in your daily endeavors.
Thanks for your help and we hope to see you soon at 330 West Broadway!
Corduroys are no longer only for your high school Biology teacher. With a five-pocket style, luxurious colors, and a refined silhouette, these cords will take you anywhere and everywhere this fall. Here are three ways to rock them.
Last night at the Fifth Annual Fashion 2.0 Awards, Acustom took home the award for "Best Fashion Startup." Thanks to everyone who voted and to all of our dedicated customers for your continued support!