About Me

Some Interesting Facts

I have an “old world” dedication to client satisfaction you won’t find anywhere else in the menswear industry. My greatest reward is seeing clients distinguish themselves as a result of my impeccable, perfectly tailored creations.

Why Joseph's Custom Tailoring?

Natural Materials

Feel the comfort of perfect fit clothes & natural materials.


We provide various tailoring services with experience.

Unique Design

We create unique clothes according to your taste only.

Individual Approach

To every client with every order by a true devotion.

If you’re a man who takes pride in his image and is intrigued by the concept of collaborating with a master tailor who can outfit you with custom menswear, you must meet Joseph Cortese. For more than 50 years, he’s been combining the best materials and superior craftsmanship to create hand-tailored custom suits that reflect the stature of the men who wear them. Joseph offers the opposite of today’s “warehouse” shopping experience: impeccable attention to detail, unsurpassed personal service, and a high-quality end product that’s truly inspired. When you wear a suit that’s been tailored by Joseph, you’ll be branding yourself as a person of high taste and standards.

“Off-the-rack” aficionados and bargain hunters are outside Joseph’s demographic. If you’d like to project a high-quality image with menswear designed for your style and frame, Joseph looks forward to making your acquaintance. Stop by his downtown store to browse through the highest quality menswear in San Diego or discuss getting started on a custom-made suit.


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What Clients Say

Thank you once again for the amazing job you did on the suit you chose for me. I’m thoroughly impressed with the fit, and the style is perfect! The sense of pride and power I feel while I’m wearing it is matched only by the feeling I getwhen I put on my Marine Dress Blue uniform. Your expertise and professionalism are unmatched. Thank you again for all your support and generosity.”

Sgt. David Meinhold, USMC

Joseph Cortese has been performing custom tailoring services and providing me a with custom suits since 1999. I can state with confidence that Joseph is the best tailor I have ever used and is arguably the best tailor in San Diego County. As an attorney, it’s important for me to appear polished and professional. I know when I’m wearing one of Joseph's suits, I’m always putting my best foot forward. His workmanship and attention to detail is unparalleled. I can recommend Joseph with the utmost confidence to anyone who’s interested in looking their best.

Debra Hurst, Hurst & Hurst

What a suit. I feel like a very well dressed man in my new tailor-made pinstriped custom suit. Little did I know how many years of your knowledge and experience went into the effortless way you discussed the available fabrics, design, and cut, and the diplomatic way you took the measurements and discussed the fit. The result: a fine wool suit of a weight suitable for year-round wear in San Diego, a suit with cut and finish for today but a timeless quality that will mark it as a classic for years to come. I look good and feel great in the best suit I've ever worn.

Roger Hedgecock, KOGO News Radio Personality
In-Store Specials


For a limited time, receive 50% off a suit when you purchase a full-priced suit of your choice.
Holiday Specials

50% OFF

Shop our holiday specials and get 50% off sports jackets and select merchandise.


555 W B St. San Diego, CA 92101
619 232 1753