Digital Tailors Start Sewing Up the Custom Apparel Market

In today’s casual world, many have gotten used to a reasonably good fit from off-the-rack garments. However, there are plenty of us who are still willing to pay a premium for the perfectly fitted suit or dress that quietly indicates “success” to clients and competitors alike. That’s the realm of the semi-custom and fully-custom tailors who still serve top professionals whose jobs require that they dress impeccably. Since the late ‘80s, the Trends Editors have been tracking the convergence of CAD, Artificial Intelligence, imaging, and manufacturing technologies as they relate to the garment industry. The big question has been: How long would it be before the tedious process of measuring, cutting, sewing, and fitting was automated into a smooth, effortless process? After two decades of waiting, the quality, reliability, and costs are finally nearing the “tipping point.” What can you look forward to as a consumer, retailer, or investor? We’ll show you.

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