When our founder, Nathan Scripps, was married, he knew that nothing off the rack would fit his wide ranging groomsmen. Nathan also knew that fast fashion or other online brands, while they may offer the sizes, didn't provide the quality he wanted, in terms of both the clothes and how they were made. Cesar Byström, one of Nathan's groomsmen and our co-founder, helped design the suits you see in the pictures above. They had a great time in the process, kept talking about how to turn that passion into a side-project business, and Tailored Forward was born.
The wedding sparked an idea that turned Nathan and Cesar's passion for clothing into a hobby business. Their goal was to make it possible for anyone, anywhere to design great custom clothing that is made in America at a fair price.
They started small and local, making suits for friends, family, and local clients. Through trial and error, they zeroed in on the right process, the common questions, and the core styles to keep things smooth and simple. With such a high cost of goods, their operations and overhead must be streamlined.
Fast fashion is flooding the market with advertising dollars, retail stores, and new trends almost every week, all paid for with high margins above very low cost of goods. This revolving door of fast fashion is taking a massive toll on our planet and the people that actually make the goods. We can do better.