What is Tailored Futurism?
A vision for the future rooted in design evolution, underscored by sustainability
“The suit” was originally designed and created in the late 1800’s in England, revolutionary and modern in its time — the pinnacle of sophistication, independence, and forward thinking in menswear.
150 years later, the suit has been adopted the world over. Although it retains connotations of sophistication, it has become the status quo, and no longer projects independent or forward thinking.
The suit has not adapted to our own times, and yet there are occasions, everyday, when the conveying professionalism or respect or dignity are necessary.
As a result, Greg Rosborough and Abdul Abasi began studying anatomy, how the body moves and breathes and flexes in modern life, during everyday activities. Influenced by forward thinking architecture and design, they began prototyping and developing a concept around the evolution of the suit.
The resulting work became the vision for Abasi Rosborough: a continual pursuit to re-engineer the suit for our own times and into the future — tailored futurism — and to reinstate its status as the pinnacle of menswear, of independent and forward thinking design.
This forward thinking extends beyond the design itself and into the manufacturing process. All Abasi Rosborough work is made in New York, under the hands of skilled tailored and craftsman. Over 80% of the fabrics are sourced locally and are deadstock fabrics.
Set up a tailoring appointment in New York to see and try on the work yourself.