Five Questions for John Ciambruschini

Five Questions for John Ciambruschini

John Ciambruschini began learning to handcraft garments as a teenage apprentice to his father in Rome, tailoring made-to-order suits, slacks, dresses and skirts.

After immigrating to the United States in 1958 at age 20, Ciambruschini worked at the now-closed Botany 500 suit factory in Philadelphia and Haas Tailoring Co. in Baltimore, where he created custom patterns. After a stint designing men's clothes in San Antonio he returned to Baltimore in the mid-1970s for a job at the Charles Village shop Custom Gentleman Ltd., which he later bought. He ran the shop for 16 years, making suits and women's tailored clothing to order.

Ciambruschini joined Jos. A Bank nearly two decades...