Our History

The founders of Actex have been in the apparel business for over 30 years. Based in New York City, we started our business in 1974, makers of men’s and women’s denim jeans. Our first offices were in the Empire State Building, and after several moves to larger and larger offices as our business grew, we eventually established our headquarters in Long Island City, New York, a 10-minute subway ride from Manhattan. Here, Actex handles design, product development, sales, distribution, warehousing (with over 60,000 square feet of hanging space) and shipping.

Over the years, we’ve done it all! We have been makers of casual wear, sportswear and outerwear as well as women’s and men’s better dress suits sold in specialty boutiques and department stores. In 1993, we decided to focus solely on menswear, putting our energies into offering a great selection of men’s dress suits, tuxedos and separates.