“Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define me as a man to whom details matter.”- Gay Talese
Text: Xeni Valia
In the historical center of Athens and specifically in “Kolonaki Square”, where the meticulous retail stores can serve any clothing need of any demanding customer, with any kind of styling preference, there is a small yet high aesthetically menswear store that stands out from the rest because of its unique character.
It is not just a typical store but it is a tailoring lab, a place where a suit acquires personality and each customer can defend its style in a unique and qualitative way. The “Bespoke Athens” store is reserved for individually patterned and crafted men’s clothing analogous to women’s “haute couture”.
Entering this small, but cordial and hospitable place, consumer can feel that it is not about a usual purchasing action but it’s a whole experience.
Mr.Vassilis Bourtsalas and his team that consists from professional tailors in menswear and appreciators of the genuine men’s clothing and lifestyle, spend hours to dress men with suits that feature the personality of each customer, denoting that “Bespoke Athens” tailoring is rather associated with style than with fashion.
The customer’s preferences, with the selected fabrics and the right measures, are sending in connoisseur tailors in Italy and Paris, where a unique suit transforms into an one of a kind piece of art.
In “Bespoke Athens” atelier, which is rapidly accessible from the retail store, you can see the craftsmanship and the professionalism of the tailors who work with passion in order to convert the best natural fabrics and materials into shirts completely customized on, just for its customer.
Bespoke Athens offers a genteel luxury proposal for these men who appreciate the art of tailoring and want to make the difference with their “sartorial” personality.
* Bespoke Athens is located on Anagnostopoulou Str. 15-17 in Kolonaki Square.