Alan Flusser is an American menswear designer and fashion author. Alan founded his company, Alan Flusser Designs, in 1979 with the intent of creating high end custom suits. While the company originally only created bespoke and ready-to-wear items that could be purchased from their own shops, it has since branched out into offering competitively priced ready-to-wear items that can be found at large chain retail stores in both America and Japan; while still maintaining the bespoke tradition at their New York shop.
Alan graduated with a liberal arts degree from Temple University though quickly thereafter began studying fashion at Parsons School of Design in New York and the Fashion Institute of Technology. One year after starting his own company Alan was nominated and won the Coty award, despite the fact that award rules dictate a designer must have been in business for two years to be eligible. Alan also won the award again in 1984.
Two of Allen's most popular books include: 'Making the Man' as well as 'Cloths and the Man'. In addition to writing several books Alan has also penned magazine and newspaper articles that spoke towards the state of men's fashion and what men should be wearing to look their best. Today Alan Flusser bespoke suits are known for their European cut that draws in the lower torso and the use of lightweight European style fabrics.