Our Story

Lawrence David (known to everyone as Butch) has always had a passion for luxurious fashion, which was fostered by a career as an accomplished apparel manufacturer shortly after college. Butch ventured off the apparel track for a few years to pursue a career in finance, only to return to the fashion industry once realizing that his interests were truly seeded in the Men's Luxury arena.

In 2004 Butch acquired a 15-year old Custom Tailoring operation from Martin Lewis, whose reputation at that time was considered among the finest in custom men's apparel. Butch renamed the company LD Custom Apparel, and has continued the same tradition of offering products that meet impeccable standards while emphasizing personal attention, meticulous detailing, and quality craftsmanship. Butch David is a distinguished Board Member of the Custom Tailors and Designers Association (CTDA) and the only designated Master Custom Designer (MCD) in New York City.

Butch's clientele includes an interesting mix of individuals from the finance industry, the field of law, senior business management, as well as from other professions where impeccable and elegant wardrobing is essential. They rely on Butch because he offers highly skilled custom tailoring, and his expertise and impeccable sense of style makes the selection process quite easy to navigate.


Butch David

Founder and Master Clothier

As sole proprietor of LD Custom Apparel, Butch makes it his goal to personally oversee all operations of the company to assure a standard of excellence in his production. What sets him apart from other competitors in the made-to-measure market is his passion for the trade, his meticulous measurements and his eye for design and style. Butch prides himself on the personalized attention he offers each and every client. His custom-made clothing has all the details and features you could want. He works patiently, and skillfully guides you through the made-to-measure process to create a unique piece that you desire, that looks impeccable and fits to perfection.


What Makes Us Different

The Experience

Our services cannot be matched by larger department stores because clothing is what we do, and only that. We have the ability to create custom clothing at many different price points to fit all your needs… literally. We provide the best in modern style, quality and personalized service to some of the most discerning men.


Custom clothing is made to your measurements, your form, and your posture. Our professionally trained clothing consultant will take extensive measurements to design a garment that fits you perfectly.


Your body is unique and so is your style. Choose from thousands of fabrics in different weights, patterns and qualities and they are available in your size. Your custom tailored garment will be as individual as your own signature. There will be none like it anywhere.


Featuring details such as hand felled under collar, hand sewn button holes, and a hand topped waistband with pleated curtain.

6 Easy Steps to the Perfect Garment

1. Consultation

Our process starts with a one-on-one consultation. During this consultation, we will develop an understanding of a person's style, taste, and sartorial focus. 

2. Select Fabrics

Based on your lifestyle and comfort level we will guide your through our extensive fabric selection to find something that works for you. Pattern, weight, and wear are a few of the considerations.

3. Style & Design

After the fabrics are chosen, we discuss style and design. Together, we will choose how each garment will be styled, including vents, pockets, buttons, linings, etc

4. Measurements

Our team of clothiers takes numerous measurements, including posture reads and shoulder slopes, to ensure an exceptional fit for every piece of clothing we create for you. 

5. Fabrication

Once design options and fabrics are selected, tailors sew your garment to your specifications with individual finishing touches that make it uniquely yours. Depending on the fabric and “make” chosen, lead time can take 4-8 weeks for custom clothing.

6. Final Fitting and Delivery

Once the clothing is completed, an appointment is set with you for an initial fitting to take care of any minor nips and tucks to ensure the correct fit.