Larry Cicco worked in his father’s shop during high school, sweeping floors and organizing fabric samples. With no prompting from his father, he decided to become a tailor and served an apprenticeship with a Pittsburgh tailor for four years. During the apprenticeship and while working at his father’s shop, he learned to stitch and to use different fabrics and cutting equipment. Larry served on the board of the Custom Tailors and Designers Association of America.
With over 20 years of experience, Larry is dedicated to his craft. “It is a unique business, very different,” he states. “Maybe I didn’t know what I was getting into at the time, but it’s like a chef making a meal, seeing how happy (customers) are.” What Larry is referring to are the long hours a tailor puts in – 80 to 85 hours a week.
When Larry is not in the shop he continues to attend custom tailor conferences and enjoys an occasional golf game in the summer months.