Frank Cicco Jr. learned the tailoring trade like many who grow up in a small family tailoring business. He started as a young boy going to his father’s shop after school and sweeping the floors, then moving up to taking seams apart and then onto pressing clothes. Though this seems unrelated, the skills that were learned from being there and those that Frank Sr. took time to show his son were permanently etched into his mind. These intricate skills that were passed on are the skills that were necessary for the art of custom-tailoring.
Upon graduation from high school, Frank Jr. attended John Carroll University and received a degree in marketing. The experience of being away from the family business seemed exciting and so Frank Jr. pursued other careers. He finally landed in New York City working in the men’s wholesale fabric business. This kept him in touch with the finest custom tailors in the country including his father and brother. After ten years in New York, he felt it was time to come back to the family business and returned to Butler to work alongside his father and brother.