About Zio & Co

Back Story

Zio and Co is a custom clothier based in Buffalo New York. In the old school Italian household that I grew up in, family was the top priority. As being an uncle is the most rewarding job I can have, to date, it made sense to name my company after the Italian word for uncle, Zio. I like to treat every customer as if they were family, so there is a level of comfort during the whole process.

We Come To You

  • We make it easy to look your best conveniently by giving you the choice of where to meet. After you schedule an appointment and answer a few questions provided on the website, we come to take body measurements to ensure a bespoke fit. During this meeting we will also go over what you want out of your clothing – will it be a loud sport coat or a suit that will have everyone in the office talking? For the final step, we will go through fabrics together that are personally selected to fit your individual style.
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What if my body changes after I get measured?

    We recommend that you be at a stable weight before scheduling a fitting. That being said, upon delivery and the final fitting of your piece(s), we will cover the first round of fit alterations, if needed.

  • Do you have an online catalogue?

    Our fabrics are constantly changing, and because of this, we do not have an online catalog of our fabric selections. If you’d like to see some examples of our work, check out our Instagram  page.

  • How long does the process take?

    Typically, order turnaround time is about five weeks, with some slight variation, depending on the season.

  • Is your process bespoke or made-to-measure?

    We are certified Master Bespoke Clothiers. The difference between made-to-measure and bespoke is spelled out here.

  • What's the difference between Custom, Made-to-Measure, and Bespoke?​

    Custom

    This can mean anything. Choosing a colored lining or fancier buttons gives a suit maker the right to call it “custom.” The bottom line is, “custom” means you’ve had some say in the suit, even if it’s something as small as button color, but the suit isn’t necessarily made for your body.

    Made-to-Measure

    This means that there are a number of symmetrical adjustments (+/-) in girth(s) and length(s) to a pre-existing pattern. Because of this, “made-to-measure” adjustments are limited. They typically cannot make adjustments for shoulder slope, posture, or any significant asymmetrical irregularities in your body, which are common.

    Bespoke

    This refers to the process of creating a unique, original pattern specific to a client’s body structure. Unfortunately, the word “bespoke” has lost the impact it once had in the industry; most custom clothiers will claim to deliver a bespoke garment, but nearly all of them use a made-to-measure process. We are certified Master Bespoke Clothiers, and each of our clients experience a true bespoke process and product from start to finish. Not only do our clients choose each and every detail, but each garment is hand-cut, made to exact specifications for each individual. With bespoke clothing, everyone is able to see, and most importantly, feel the difference, so be prepared for others to take notice, too.

Get Started

Getting started is easy. Just pick a time slot that works for you, and we will confirm an exact time for the appointment. If any changes occur in your schedule, feel free to call or text prior to your appointment to schedule a new one!