Interviews

Meet the leading professionals in the men's suit industry - fashion designers, brand owners, CEO, managers, marketing specialists etc.

Birth of a Brand: Maison Miseon

Birth of a Brand: Maison Miseon

I decided to get back out there at the age of 54 and after having only always looked after my family as a mother and wife. I didn’t want to give up either my job or my family, but it is not possible to take care of everything at the same time. The line of the brand Maison Miseon is a mix between the oriental philosophy and the excellent Italian craftsmanship, it is intended to be essential and sporty and elegant at the same time. The clothing items fit people of any age, with a strong personality and they can be worn both during the working day and in the evening for having good time. I pay a lot of attention to the quality of the materials, which are mainly natural, I care of the details and the satisfaction of my clients.

What is the future of fashion? We will buy less and better quality

What is the future of fashion? We will buy less and better quality

Aggressive fashion - Those were the words Mary Sue used to describe her vision for the Ashbury Skies website. My heart started beating and shouting YES! Here is the thing- safe, tasteful, fashion is beautiful and it serves a roll in a complete wardrobe. But it’s not what makes your heart beat. Bold, standout fashion- that gets us excited. We had both worked for major retailers and have made lasting connections that helped us make our vision a reality- a collection that keeps fashion fun. If you’d like safe & practical, go to a department store or some other mega online retailer. If you want to smile every time you open your closet doors, then AshburySkies is your new favorite spot online.

Craig Green - the guest menswear designer at Pitti Uomo 94 talks about his work

Craig Green - the guest menswear designer at Pitti Uomo 94 talks about his work

Craig Green’s style mixes workwear influences and futuristic volumes, sculpted silhouettes and functional aspects. Strong content is teamed with a highly emotion-charged mise en scene that is always spectacular. Thanks to these distinguishing features, Craig Green has gained an enthusiastic clientele that includes the most prestigious boutiques and department stores around the world. Exploring the concepts of uniform and utility, his fashion shows have become an eagerly awaited cult happening on the menswear calendar. In Florence, this London-born designer presented his Spring/Summer 2019 collection with an event at Pitti Immagine Uomo on the evening of Thursday 14 June.

The stylist Lalle Johnson about his classic style

The stylist Lalle Johnson about his classic style

Few know men's fashion better than the Stockholm-based stylist, Lalle Johnson, who has worked with everything from major fashion magazines to Veronica Maggio, Oscar Jacobsen and Hennes & Mauritz.

Fastest man on Earth Felix Baumgartner: My girlfriend Mihaela is my stylist

Fastest man on Earth Felix Baumgartner: My girlfriend Mihaela is my stylist

Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian Skydiver and BASE Jumper. After his jump from Stratosphere, he became the fastest man on Earth and the first human ever to break the speed of sound in free fall. He also has multiple Awards like the Laureus World Action Sportsman of the Year, National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and he won the Millenium Bambi. In January 2018 he will become a Living Legend of Aviation at the Beverly Hilton which will be hosted by John Travolta. Felix Baumgartner is also a commercial helicopter pilot and one of the very few aerobatic pilots in the world - he is currently preparing with his team, Red bull Air Force US for aerobatic shows in the US.

Dorian Stefano Tarantini: M1992 and his

Dorian Stefano Tarantini: M1992 and his "Digital Degeneration of Luxury"

This new M1992 path represents a moment of transition, a conscious, mature direction. Dorian Stefano Tarantini, a creative, enthusiastic soul, constantly on the go is here to tell us more. He has given life to one of the most promising brands on the contemporary fashion scene that initially originated as a video-art project. What emerges from this is a complex, talented creative system as well the concept that everything is possible… such as flying a helicopter… don’t you think so? Dorian gave an interview to Pitti Uomo what we can expect from the brand at the exhibition.

Jenia Tanaeva:

Jenia Tanaeva: "A real gentleman should dress with taste that makes women looking at him smile and whisper"

Today we present you Jenia Tanaeva, who went from a single mother in Hollywood to writing, producing and starring alongside Academy Award winning Actor Harvey Keitel, Poppy Drayton ("Downton Abby," LITTLE MERMAID remake) Liam McIntyre (Starz' "Spartacus") in her own modern day love story film SEE YOU SOON about an unlikely romance between two people, who against all odds give true love a chance.

We proudly interpret the Italian tailoring fashion style

We proudly interpret the Italian tailoring fashion style

Interview with Carmine Sansaro, Master Tailor of Sartoria Sansaro Rome

Interview with Robert Banjany, founder of 3RD AND NEVINS WATCHES

Interview with Robert Banjany, founder of 3RD AND NEVINS WATCHES

Old world charm with a modern flare, 3RD AND NEVINS WATCHES - where old time Brooklyn, NY meets the modern world.

Interview with Pitti Uomo 92 star Niccolo Cesari

Interview with Pitti Uomo 92 star Niccolo Cesari

At the 92th edition of Pitti Uomo Niccolo Cesari will be remembered with 4 extremely stylish and coloful outfits and attention to details. Read what he shared with us after the trade fair about his participation and his life as a Pitti Uomo peacock.

SharpSense Founder Paul Sibenik Talks About the Use of Body Scanning Technology in the Custom Menswear Industry

SharpSense Founder Paul Sibenik Talks About the Use of Body Scanning Technology in the Custom Menswear Industry

We recently had the opportunity to interview the founder of SharpSense, Paul Sibenik, to ask him some questions about the utilization of body scanning technology in the custom menswear industry, his company, industry trends, and how he thinks the industry will evolve.

Habitus Rome bespoke tailors: The key to the perfect suit design lies in the fabric

Habitus Rome bespoke tailors: The key to the perfect suit design lies in the fabric

Habitus is the project built through the collaboration of four tailors’ skills and ideas. They work together, cutting and sewing bespoke garments, in a workshop placed in the very heart of Rome. I went to see their workshop in Rome last week and met the whole team. Bernardo La Guardia gave me an interview about the way they work.

Meet Marco Gallo - Chief Tailor of Sartoria Gallo Rome which invented the lightest men's jacket

Meet Marco Gallo - Chief Tailor of Sartoria Gallo Rome which invented the lightest men's jacket

Sartoria Gallo is a tailor shop in Rome, located at 45 Flavia Str. Luigi Gallo found the shop in 1960, in 2007 he passed it to his son Marco Gallo. The skilled hands of Luigi Gallo have in fact dressed people such as Stefano Accordi, Michele Placido and many others. Today his son Marco, is the tailor and manager of the shop.

Meet Andrew Ramroop - the founder of the Savile Row Academy

Meet Andrew Ramroop - the founder of the Savile Row Academy

Andrew Ramroop is a founder of the Savile Row Academy tailoring school and Master Tailor and Director of Maurice Sedwell, bespoke tailors of Savile Row. He is a true craftsman and one of the world’s finest tailors. He is in fact the only practicing tailor on Savile Row with an OBE from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to Bespoke Tailoring and Training.

Are you a man with style? Get featured in our site! Create an online interview

Are you a man with style? Get featured in our site! Create an online interview

If you are a fashion professional, we would love to learn your opinion about men’s style and your experience in this direction. Whether you are a classic gentleman that knows the principles of timeless elegance and style or you are a tailor, a stylist, a manager or just a man with style, we will be happy to feature you in our site! Please send us a photo, answer some or all of the questions below and send them to us at style@bgfashion.net

Lawrence Kiely: Express yourself, and be confident in what you are wearing

Lawrence Kiely: Express yourself, and be confident in what you are wearing

Kings Gentlemen is a custom clothier, offering many different custom clothing styles to choose from in suits, jackets, pants, shirts, and overcoats. Lawrence Kiely is a master clothier and owner of the business. Read an interview with Lawrence about men's clothing and style.

Cad & The Dandy: It’s about making the best suits and creating a new destination shopping experience

Cad & The Dandy: It’s about making the best suits and creating a new destination shopping experience

Interview with James Sleater, one of our founders and co-directors of Cad & The Dandy.

Welsh and Jefferies - Bespoke London Tailors

Welsh and Jefferies - Bespoke London Tailors

Welsh and Jefferies is a small but neat shop situated at number 20 Savile Row offering bespoke suits and coats. The Cut and Fitting are done under the control of Head Cutter James Cottrell, whom I met in July 2016 and interviewed at his Savile Row shop.

How to order a Savile Row suit. Interview with Brian Lishak from Richard Anderson

How to order a Savile Row suit. Interview with Brian Lishak from Richard Anderson

'My name is Brian Lishak and I have been working in Savile Row for 60 years and also travelling on behalf of companies in Savile Row for that period of time. What we do here is what is called bespoke, which is made by hand from start to finish...'

Master Tailor Sebastiano Montella talking about his Traditional Neapolitan custom tailoring classes

Master Tailor Sebastiano Montella talking about his Traditional Neapolitan custom tailoring classes

All classes are conducted in a traditional apprenticeship manner and reflect the same learning environment that was presented to Sebastiano Montella and other Italian master tailors of the past. A class of this nature and style is not found anywhere else in the United States.

Henry Herbert Tailors change the way bespoke tailoring is delivered

Henry Herbert Tailors change the way bespoke tailoring is delivered

Interview with Charlie Baker-Collingwood, the creator of Henry Herbert Tailors.

Marian Manciu: With a stylish outfit, a man makes a good impression

Marian Manciu: With a stylish outfit, a man makes a good impression

Marian Manciu is a blogger, personal and fashion stylist, image consultant, based in Italy. He has an interesting dressing style and is an example of a stylish gentleman.

Are men's suit brands, designers, tailors and retailers competitors or partners ?

Are men's suit brands, designers, tailors and retailers competitors or partners ?

Interview with Martin Yordanov - business consultant and owner of the most modern factory for men's suits in Europe - Richmart.

Cem Mustafa Abaci: The jacket will continue to be the heart of the men's wardrobe and made-to-measure is increasingly becoming the standard

Cem Mustafa Abaci: The jacket will continue to be the heart of the men's wardrobe and made-to-measure is increasingly becoming the standard

Today I am going to present you Mr. Cem Mustafa Abaci - the founder and creative director of ABACI fashion brand, located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Tsvetomir Petkov: Bulgarian folklore is really rich and we don't know what a treasure we have!

Tsvetomir Petkov: Bulgarian folklore is really rich and we don't know what a treasure we have!

Tsvetomir Petkov is a young Bulgarian designer, Fashion design student at the National Academy of Arts. He is born in Troyan, lives in Sofia and is currently in Ruse, where he works on the Richmart Vintage project.

New York Designer Francis Hendy: 'Always get a suit tailored for your specific measurements'

New York Designer Francis Hendy: 'Always get a suit tailored for your specific measurements'

Innovative, creative geniuses, visionary are some of the words used to describe designer Francis Hendy. His designs have been called exquisite, modern, and sexy, with widespread appeal. Color, cut and innovation are his signature design style and philosophy.

Menswear designer LeGrand Leseur turns the men’s fashion world completely around

Menswear designer LeGrand Leseur turns the men’s fashion world completely around

With an interesting sense and love of fashion LeGrand Leseur wanted to push the limits by creating suits and looks that haven't been done before. All suits are custom bespoke designed, tailored and altered for the client until he creates the image that the client wants and fits him best.

Checks are the preferred patterns for men's suits of the designer Francis Yoshua Maitrella Aguilar Sanchez

Checks are the preferred patterns for men's suits of the designer Francis Yoshua Maitrella Aguilar Sanchez

Francis Yoshua Maitrella Aguilar Sanchez is at Richmart factory for a made-to-measure training and a fashion intern. She is a participant in the Men's Style project and she is creating 5 models of men's suits for the project.

Davide Rotondi: We are very close to all fashion brands, small and big

Davide Rotondi: We are very close to all fashion brands, small and big

We asked Davide Rotondi - the Representative of Rotondi Group SRL - to tell us more about their products in order to help young fashion designers and brands to learn more about the garment pressing.

Seth Schafer: The formula for success is simple - work very hard

Seth Schafer: The formula for success is simple - work very hard

Today, we are going to present you Seth Schafer - part of Christopher Schafer Clothier (Baltimore, MD, USA).

Dean Manev: We support fashion designers to develop their men’s suits brand

Dean Manev: We support fashion designers to develop their men’s suits brand

Dean Manev is the Trade Director of the Men’s Fashion Cluster, organizer of the Men’s Style project. The project offers support to fashion designers for developing their men’s suits brand. The cluster works in collaboration with one of the biggest factories for production of men’s suits in Europe - Richmart.

Thomas Mahon: Young people are very interested in custom made clothing

Thomas Mahon: Young people are very interested in custom made clothing

Today, we are going to present you Thomas Mahon - head cutter and director of bespoke atelier English Cut, established in January 1995.

Sebastiano Montella: Give them exactly what the customers are asking for - perfectly fitting hand-made suits

Sebastiano Montella: Give them exactly what the customers are asking for - perfectly fitting hand-made suits

Today, we are going to present you master Italian tailor Sebastiano Montella and his tailoring studio Montella Custom Tailor, which offers custom hand made suits and clothing for both ladies and gentlemen, as well as expert alterations.

Our closets are windows into our internal selves - an interview with Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner about our inside out connection with clothing

Our closets are windows into our internal selves - an interview with Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner about our inside out connection with clothing

Today we are going to present you Dr. Jennifer Baumgartner (Dr. B) - a psychologist who analyzes dress behaviors + trends. She runs her wardrobe consulting business, InsideOut, and specializes in the treatment of mood, anxiety, substance and eating disorders. She works with popular media outlets, including radio, print, and television, offering information to improve wellness.

Interview with Jelena Jankovic - young fashion designer from Bulgaria

Interview with Jelena Jankovic - young fashion designer from Bulgaria

Jelena Jankovic graduated bachelor's degree of Fashion design this year at the National Academy of Art.
During the graduation fashion show she presented her collection 'Spirits Of The Past'. It is inspired and created under the influence of ancient techniques such as knitting, dyeing, wood processing

Interview with Irina Milanova - young fashion designer from Bulgaria

Interview with Irina Milanova - young fashion designer from Bulgaria

In 2014 Irina Milanova finishes her bachelor degree in Fashion at the National Academy of Art.
During the graduation fashion show she presented her collection 'In touch with Nature'.

Try to get beyond the visual - An interview about the psychology of fashion with Dr. Karen Pine, Psychologist & Professor of Fashion

Try to get beyond the visual - An interview about the psychology of fashion with Dr. Karen Pine, Psychologist & Professor of Fashion

Today we are going to present you Dr. Karen Pine - a renowned psychologist from the University of Hertfordshire and a Professor in the Fashion Department of Istanbul Bilgi University. She speaks, writes about and researches topics designed to help people live better, happier and more fulfilling lives.

Louis Copeland reveals the trends in menswear fashion business

Louis Copeland reveals the trends in menswear fashion business

Louis Copeland & Sons is a name synonymous with men's fine tailored clothing and high end fashion in Ireland. World renowed as a Master Tailor and stockist of designer men's suits and casual clothing, the company has grown over nearly 100 years in business, and today they are very proud of their reputation.
Among the custommers of the Louis Copeland brand are the actor Chris Noth (Law & Order and Sex And The City) and the former president of the USA Bill Clinton.

'Men's look should reflect their strength and self confidence' - interview with the menswear designer Francis Yoshua Maitrella Aguilar Sanchez

'Men's look should reflect their strength and self confidence' - interview with the menswear designer Francis Yoshua Maitrella Aguilar Sanchez

Today we're going to present you Francis Yoshua Maitrella Aguilar Sanchez from Mexico. She is one of the contestants in Men's style international fashion design project.

Ewa Jankowska - Polish fashion and jewelry designer, owner and founder of Violent Mist

Ewa Jankowska - Polish fashion and jewelry designer, owner and founder of Violent Mist

Ewa Jankowska has graduated clothing and jewelry design in 2014. Her graduation jewellry collection, titled “Bind runes”, was inspired by talismans and Scandinavian magic and theirs evolution into modern Scandinavian society.

Ewa joined the Men’s Style project and she gave us a short interview.

Interview with Kamila Ferens - menswear designer from Poland

Interview with Kamila Ferens - menswear designer from Poland

Today we're going to present you Kamila Ferens from Poland. She is one of the contestants in Men's style international fashion design project.

Interview with Mohamed Moamen 'Mido' - Poland-based fashion designer

Interview with Mohamed Moamen 'Mido' - Poland-based fashion designer

Today we are going to present you Mohamed Moamen 'Mido' - one of the contestants in Men's style international fashion design project.
Mohamed is a young fashion designer from Egypt, living and studding in Poland at ViaModa industrial university.

Interview with Kristos Avraam - fashion designer from Cyprus

Interview with Kristos Avraam - fashion designer from Cyprus

Today we're going to present you Kristos Avraam from Cyprus. He is one of the contestants in Men's style international fashion design project.
Kristos Avraam was born in June 1979 in Nicosia, Cyprus. He graduated from the Fashion Design Department of the Frederick Institute of Technology (Nicosia) in 2000.

Interview with Vincenzo Iadicicco - menswear designer from Italy

Interview with Vincenzo Iadicicco - menswear designer from Italy

Today we're going to present you Vincenzo Iadicicco from Italy. He is one of the contestants in Men's style international fashion design project.

Interview with Kinga Luks - menswear designer from Poland

Interview with Kinga Luks - menswear designer from Poland

Today we're going to present you Kinga Luks from Poland - one of the contestants in Men's style international fashion design project.

"A well dressed man makes the difference" - Interview with the menswear designer Mariana Razuk

The brand Marie Raz was born in Berlin, Germany. It is a men’s label, which has some unisex pieces to offer. The brand stands for a different design with experimental cuts. Very important is choosing the best fabrics and love for details.

Interview with Gyula Szabó - menswear designer from Hungary

Interview with Gyula Szabó - menswear designer from Hungary

Gyula Szabó is a menswear fashion designer.
Hisoriginal qualification was electrician. He started makingclothes for himself in his twenties. A few years later, he changed his profession and became a garment industrial engineer.
He has worked as a pattern maker.