UrbanDaddy is a free exclusive email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know.

New York Home > Style > Bespoken For

Published September 05, 2007

Bespoken For
Brand New Bespoke on the LES

We've been over this: You're a handsome devil.

But even your dashing good looks could be enhanced by the right suit, one that perfectly fits you and you alone (your stunt double can do his own shopping). Our suggestion: Hunt down the new headquarters of Michael Andrews Bespoke, officially opening this Saturday.

Behind an unmarked gate on a quiet block on the LES, down a serpentine path that leads to a basement, you'll find a tailor's fitting room and workshop, appointed with fabric shears, old tailor's irons and, to remind you that you're still in 2007, a flat screen. This is where you can secure a custom suit crafted by the legendarily precise tailors of Hong Kong for less than a plane ticket there (we love globalization).

Over a glass of wine, you'll sit down with a sartorial expert, discuss your style preferences, choose a fabric from brands like Dormeuil, Wain Shiell, Zegna, John Foster and Versace and select the cut and details that will become your suit. After your measurements are taken, your numbers/instructions will be sent eastward, and, six weeks and a final fitting later, your new suit will arrive with all the custom touches: working buttonholes on the sleeves, hand-stitching and, naturally, a personalized name embroidered on the inside.

You could even have it say "Devil," though we would consider that crass.
  • April 07, 2014

    Of Corso

    Of Corso
    One-of-a-Kind Dapperness in Cobble Hill

  • December 11, 2013

    Armed and Dangerous

    Armed and Dangerous
    The Sexiest New Store in the City

  • December 09, 2013

    Local Plunder

    Local Plunder
    The Holiday-Party-Domination Toolkit

  • November 13, 2013

    Mira, Mira

    Mira, Mira
    Rare Handsomeness in Greenwich Village

  • November 04, 2013

    In Todd We Trust

    In Todd We Trust
    Todd Snyder and Champion’s New Shop

© 2014 UrbanDaddy.
All Rights Reserved.