Over the past 25 years, Alan Flusser’s journey in the custom clothing business can be neatly summarized by his changing taste in footwear. Flusser used to wear brown suede shoes almost exclusively, whereas today he’s most likely to wear Belgian Shoes that are as black as a moonless midnight. By Christian Chensvold
"I am an academician of clothes, for sure. Eccentric and eclectic. I basically like to think, underneath it all, people will be happier and more comfortable if they wear my clothes. I do want to add to a certain sense of not only aesthetics about clothes, but about life in general."
I had tried my best. I wore the chalk-stripe suit. But the verdict was that the shoulders were both too narrow and unnecessarily padded. It turned out that my shirt collar was too low for someone with a long neck. And the one-and-a-half-inch trouser cuffs were deemed meager for someone 6 foot 2 with size 11 feet.
Alan Flusser is one of the great authorities on menswear, having authored several books on the evolution of men’s fashion. He’s also a custom tailor whose bespoke creations are classic yet subtly distinctive; his fabrics and details are perfect for men who cultivate a unique, individual look.