- Acustom Apparel
330 W. Broadway, at Grand St.; 212-219-8620
The price you pay for a suit that fits like a glove (in addition to the actual month’s-rent-size price) is, of course, the untold minutes standing for a tailor’s measurements. But at the futuristic brainchild of Harvard Business School alum Jamal Motlagh—joining other new menswear ventures like the high-tech shirt shop Manuel Racim—a 3D scanner retrieves 200,000 data points on your body in 60 seconds. Just stand in your skivvies in a private fitting room and the machine does the rest. Your remaining time is spent perusing racks of samples (rather than just fabric swatches) with no-middleman prices: tweed and cotton suits from $857; striped, solid, and checked dress shirts from $149; jeans in four washes from $225; and a rainbow of cotton chinos from $149, all of which can be customized with various types of stitching, lapels, and monogramming.
Best Digital Bespoke
From the 2014 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).