Origin New York
Specialty Bespoke Tailoring & Shirts
Lines & Prices Bespoke suits $5,500+ | Overcoats $4,500+ | Jackets $3,500+ | Trousers $1,200+ | Bespoke Shirts $500+ | Jeans $900+
via Paolo Martorano
It’s a bit of an oxymoron: Bespoke tailored clothing – often depicted as the exclusive province of pedigreed, patinated, elder statesmen in foulards and signet rings – is fast becoming a must-have for modern customers of means who want more than athleisure and jeans in their wardrobe. One youthful acolyte is embracing the rigor, heritage and artistry of Savile Row, while also paying homage to the ease and sprezzatura expressed by the best of Italy’s bench made tailoring titans.
In 2017, New Yorker Paolo Martorano created his own label, Paolo Martorano Bespoke, after nearly a decade working almost exclusively in the bespoke category, first with the legendary Alan Flusser and later at the storied retailer Paul Stuart, where he helped quadruple their made-to-measure and bespoke operations in 7 years.
Paolo Martorano Bespoke hews to the tradition of “meticulous measurement”, “custom paper pattern” and “basted fitting” protocols that define the very best classic bespoke process, which for generations has been the gold standard of a hand-made garment. In this way, Martorano has earned the respect of international power players looking for unassailable sartorial correctness, while also cultivating a following amongst a new generation of sharp-dressed men, who crave the personalization and craft that signify the “maker” movement, but expect a uniquely collaborative experience and a timely delivery schedule.
Martorano’s decade-plus experience in the custom clothing business in New York means he personally knows the best individual pattern makers, cutters and tailors in the city and environs, and pairs each piece with the best craftsperson for the job. His deep scholarship of and appreciation for premium quality fabrics and artisanal findings from the world’s finest mills, elevate details such as lapels, facings and buttonholes to architectural-level infrastructure.
The Paolo Process:
-Hand padded chest and canvas. Trimmings all from UK
-Collar and lapel joined by hand
- hand sewn in lining and pockets
-90% of clients need only one fitting or less on their next order (including those who can have it completely finished with no fitting needed).
-All trousers made by a father/son team
- 3 tailors involved in making coat
-First time orders need about 3 fittings
-Only one coat maker involved from start to finish, including pattern making, cutting, all the way to finishing.
-Toile fitting (cloth draped on client and then pinned)
-Delivery based on customer’s needs and our workload. Toile fitting in as little as a week later. We did it in 48 hours once.