I've been seeing growth in Downtown Los Angeles since I began in the custom clothing business back in spring of 1989. I can't believe that in a few months I will be in this business for 30 years. Today, I counted 11 cranes in our #DTLA skyline. Very excited for the future.
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One year ago today, I became an Author. We made the Amazon Best Seller List. And, super proud of The Hustler Code. Who would of thought.... this kid from another country (Chile), no English & from a San Fernando Valley hood. #thehustlecode #amanauthor #business #ceos #custommade #bespokesuits #shirtmakers
A stylish presentation is an important part of an impeccable brand. Your style say's who you are and how you apply yourself. If you're sloppy or give the appearance that you don't care, then it will be difficult to get people to take your serious or trust you.
On the flip-side it’s important to look appropriate for your environment. People need to identify with you, so be the best in the room and the best for the room. It will pay off in attaining and maintaining great business relationships.
It’s always important to see how the TOP producers dress up in your field. Whether, be business casual or suited up to the nine’s... Then you should mimic what TOP producers wear for business. It’s obvious they are TOP producers for a reason. Ask them if you can go for a ride along for a day to learn their habits, their presence and their demeanor.
I hope this little bit of insight to dressing the part will help you get ahead in your field. For more information about dressing for success please contact us at email@example.com or call 800-994-SUIT.
Beverly Hills,CA - September 26, 2017 — Art Lewin Bespoke has been selected for the 2017 Beverly Hills Small Business Excellence Award in the Bespoke Clothing classification by the Beverly Hills Small Business Excellence Award Program.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Beverly Hills Small Business Excellence Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Beverly Hills Small Business Excellence Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About the Beverly Hills Small Business Excellence Awards Program
The Beverly Hills Small Business Excellence Awards recognizes outstanding small businesses that serve the Beverly Hills area. Each year, our selection committee identifies businesses that we believe have achieved outstanding marketing success in their local community and business classification.
Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. These are small businesses that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Beverly Hills area a vibrant and vital place to live.
The Beverly Hills Small Business Excellence Awards was established to reward the best of small businesses in Beverly Hills. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to award the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
Doris Bergman’s Eighth Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party – A Cool Event for a Hot Awards Season by Marilyn Anderson
It’s Emmy time again, and along with the awards, it’s party time. A favorite of the Hollywood stars, celebs and VIPs is always Doris Bergman’s Emmy Style Lounge and Party, held at the Fig and Oliverestaurant. This year’s sensational event was held on Thursday, September 14th, hosted byBuywine.com and presented by Skinside Drinkable Collagen.
...."As for the men, you simply can’t get more elegant than with Art Lewin. He’ll suit you up in the finest Bespoke Tailored Suits and Shirts that are distinctive and distinguished. Art is a terrific guy who knows how to make every guy look…and feel… terrific. Art Lewin Bespoke Executive Clothiers is one of the leading custom clothiers in the country, who for over two decades, has catered to Hollywood Stars, Corporate Executives and other industry leaders."...
Read More: http://losangeles.splashmags.com/index.php/2017/09/21/doris-bergmans-eighth-annual-emmy-style-lounge-party-a-cool-event-for-a-hot-awards-season/
By: Art Lewin
Successful professionals and executives have learned that “Clothing is Marketing” now, more than ever. With competition becoming keener all the time, standing out in the crowd by fitting the image of an achiever is well worth the effort. Are you sending the right message in your business attire?(Better forget jeans, bandannas, chains, and leather.)
A few simple guidelines will help…
First, observe how leaders in your industry dress. The top performers how casual are they? Do they wear only suits, or do they wear jacket, slacks or skirts? Next, think about your clients – particularly you’re A-list, those you would like to attract more of. What do they wear? More importantly, how do you think they want you to appear? Finally, think about what style of clothing you enjoy. Is it preppie button-down shirts, or trendy Armani? What colors and outfits have you received the most compliments?
Now, you are ready to blend these ideas into a wardrobe plan. The idea is simple. Put together a three-outfit wardrobe that imitates top performers in your industry, but draws upon colors and styles you wear best (never plan to dress more casually than your clients even if they do not wear a necktie or scarf – that doesn’t mean that they don’t expect you to). When in doubt, go in a darker color and conversation in style. Plan to invest the bulk of your budget into darker suits or jackets. You can dress these up with less expensive accessories that do double or triple – duty with your basics.
All things considered, your first suit probably should be solid navy. A navy suit enhances virtually any skin type. For men, the navy suit has the added advantage of being acceptable at dressy social occasions at well. Teamed with a white shirt or blouse and power neck-wear, a navy suit is perfect for closing that “BIG DEAL”. It can easily be softened when worn with Oxford button downs, jovial tie and cordovan penny loafers. Next suit or outfit: charcoal gray – either solid, or a very fine pattern (one that looks solid at a distance) by going with a great basic, you get a garment that is perfectly correct and can be worn with a multitude of shirts and ties. Work hard to find a cut that really flatters you, because this can be a practical and wonderful wardrobe.Third suit or outfit: Navy or gray striped suit for men; subtle for women.
All thought these are bare guidelines; I find this plan works well for almost everyone. Invest more money in basics; accessories with more stylish blouses shirts and neck-wear; and do not buy on impulse.
Art Lewin is a second-generation clothier and owner of Art Lewin Bespoke.He is well known in the professional business community as a personal clothier providing executives with true value in their clothing. His mission is to bring satisfaction in the look, feel, dollars spent, and fun of building an effective wardrobe. Art’s training by International Tailoring Masters brings a unique service to his clients.
By Jenny Peters
"It’s always a whirlwind of luxury suites in the days leading up to the Emmy Awards in Hollywood, and 2017 was no different. The lure of spending an afternoon in a lovely setting where people are clamoring to give you gifts is a strong one, as proven by the two pre-Emmy Awards events that happened on Thursday September 14 leading into Emmy weekend.
At Doris Bergman’s Eighth Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party held (as always) at the Fig & Olive restaurant on Melrose Place, familiar faces were everywhere......
......while the men who visited the lounge found Art Lewin Bespoke, the Los Angeles custom clothier, on hand with beautiful ties, soft mercerized socks and garment bags for the guys. Men like Emmy winner Kim Estes, Steven Bauer of “Ray Donovan” fame, Tony Denison from “Major Crimes” and “Detroit” star Nathan Davis Jr.
continue reading: http://blogs.dailynews.com/arts/2017/09/21/luxury-suites-bring-emmy-nominees-and-top-tv-stars-out-to-play/?doing_wp_cron=1506115761.8159561157226562500000
By:Karen Kay from the www.theguardian.com
"As the month-long circus of designer catwalk shows drew to an end last week, and the world's boutique buyers closed their order books with the big fashion houses of New York, London, Milan and Paris, a quiet revolution has been taking place among the style cognoscenti, who have been placing their own advance orders for their wardrobes.
The smart money is being placed on a more discerning way of buying clothes, with bespoke garments rapidly becoming the most coveted pieces. "We see so many women who have access to premium merchandise, but clients are getting more demanding and want a personal connection with their purchases," says Judd Crane, director of womenswear at Selfridges. In a homogenised world, where we can order Burberry's and Topshop's latest collections as we watch a live stream of their runway shows, and every capital city features the same glass-fronted, glossy temples to expensive designer brands, this is the antithesis of the marketing and hype surrounding what we traditionally know as luxury labels."
Continue reading: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2013/mar/09/bespoke-clothes-take-over-fashion
Images of Art Lewin when he decided to go on his own.
By: Hiras Fashion Style Journal
The decade of the 80’s witnessed the surge of suit-clad women clamoring for recognition and success in the corporate ladder. But with fashion’s finicky state of mind, women’s business suits have since evolved and flourished over the next decades. From the boxy and heavily padded suit jackets of the 80’s to the 90’s tailored silhouette, fashion has rolled with the times and women willingly adapted to it.
Today, women’s bespoke suits, shirts, or jackets can be made in every shape and form, with a slim fitting silhouette as the popular choice among women.
When it comes to women’s style, a navy colored suit or blazer can instantly transform your chic style. Women probably have more fun out of all the fashion choices available to them, but bespoke tailoring for women resulted with the success of men’s bespoke.
Continue Reading: http://www.hiras.com/blog/2014/02/womens-bespoke-staying-chic-in-business-suits/
Here’s the trouble with “big and tall” clothing: there’s rarely much attention to the “and.” The majority of options will either be for “big,” i.e. broad, men, or else for tall men, but not for both.
The options for a man who is both tall and broadly-built are pretty much limited to huge, cloak-like shirts and jackets that drape loosely over anyone’s frame, no matter how big.
It’s the overkill approach — by making baggy, saggy clothes, they can produce a single size that at least won’t be too small for anyone. And if you don’t mind looking like a sack of potatoes it’ll do just fine, but most big guys like a little more definition to their shape.
Read More: http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/big-tall-clothes-men/
Yesterday, May 3,2017, Art Lewin spoke at the Fall Forward Event Hosted by Jeff Pinzon at The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Norwalk. As one of the main speakers, Art shared his success story of how he has become on the leading experts on Direct Marketing, Corporate Image Consulting and the Leading Custom Clothier to California's most prominent Corporate Stars to some of Hollywood's movie stars.
THE “SUITE” LIFE: PRE-OSCAR PARTIES HIGHLIGHT WINNING LIFESTYLE TRENDS
Though the golden glow of the 2017 Academy Awards was slightly tarnished by the Best Picture debacle, Oscar-related events leading up to the big night provided plenty of star power, positive energy and interesting lifestyle products. Here’s a peek of new goods coming to a store near you, and some of the celebrities who were the first to try them out.–Elyse Glickman
Hollywood Event planner Doris Bergman is one of the undisputed masters of the Los Angeles pre-award show fundraiser, from her selection of an always-reliable venue (West Hollywood gathering place Fig & Olive) to her curated roster of sponsors and vendors showcasing products that have a story to tell—like a great movie, of course!.....
Art Lewin Bespoke Suits & Tuxedos (http://www.artlewinbespoke.com) was on hand to ensure male VIPs attending events and ceremonies on the eve or day of the 89th Academy Awards were dressed to the nines. Men who prefer a more rock star-styled aesthetic bee-lined to the display from Samiah Clothing (www.samiah.com) to see her latest custom-tailored styles. My Saint, My Hero (mysaintmyhero.com) displayed their range of faith-oriented bracelets and bangles, while Twisted Silver (http://www.twisted-silver.com) strutted their stuff with a dazzling display of favorite and new designs in their eco-friendly, found object-inspired cuffs and statement pieces.
Continue Reading: http://www.millenniummagazine.com/?p=8649
Today we’d like to introduce you to Art Lewin. Written by Voyage LA Staff
POWER | CONFIDENCE | MODERN
“We are not a simple company. Our customers have the highest expectations in the world, “states Art Lewin of Art Lewin Bespoke LLC, who for more than 28 years has suited up some of the most successful and powerful entrepreneurs and business people in the world. His exclusive custom-made and ready-to-wear designs are seen on clients from the international corporate world to Hollywood Red Carpet events.
The globally recognized tailored style and detailed suits & shirts of Art Lewin Bespoke fashions remain classic, timeless and elegant. Some of his loyal clients include royal family members, Hugh Hefner, Sylvester Stallone, Frank Stallone, Robert Wagner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, Ernie Hudson, Steve Allen, Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson, Lou Ferrigno, Bill Maher, William Landau, Antonio Sabato Jr, Jon Voight, Elliott Gould, Sofia Milos, Oscar De La Hoya, including one of the most watch commercials suiting up William Shatner in Priceline. “The most exciting day in my life as a designer happened when I met Hugh Hefner. Working with him has been great blessing.” From their first meeting in 1999 until today, Art Lewin has designed his black trousers and his pink, blue, red & yellow custom shirts with white collars & cuffs.
“Our clients come from around the world. These men and women come to me and tell me about their busy lives and schedules. I design a wardrobe to fit their needs.” Art says he gets excited to meet new clients and learn about all facets of their lives. “I want to understand their minds, how they think, and what they believe in. I provide them with fantastic suits and shirts I design just for them.
Art understands the increasing needs of today’s working people who go from corporate meetings to evening events, without a chance to go home, and they can do this by mixing and matching pieces from his collection. “Every minute of their day is accounted for. They love my luxurious tuxedos, suits and shirts because they easily make the transition from a corporate meeting to an evening out on the town without a pause.” Art prides himself in using the finest fabrics available from the best European mills. Sumptuous and soft, 100% imported luxurious cloths that makes all of our garments breathes easily.
“It’s an enormous amount of dedicate, non-stop work being a designer. Getting to the top, and staying there requires extreme determination. Our clients in the corporate world want an elegant look that brands them as high-profile, confident and successful. There is no reason they can’t be elegantly dressed while they climb the corporate ladder.” Being a successful CEO himself, Art knows the work and determination needed to do well in a competitive industry. As a little boy growing up in Chile, his dream was that one day he would be a successful entrepreneur and it happened to be in fashion. At the age of 22, he was introduced into the bespoke world and began acquiring high profile clients. Instantly, Art knew that he found his calling. “He says that he creates designs, plans his goals – in the middle of the night while I dream!” After immigrating to the United States, he started working at age 12. But, things did not come easy. Through hard work and determination, Art found early success in a custom clothing company in 1989. And, in 1997, at age 29, he opened his first location in Woodland Hills. “This has been an amazing journey for me.” Art’s creative vision and eye for detail revolutionized the way the world looks and feels about men & women in power. Through his designs he instills confidence, creates success and inspires greatness. This is due, in part, to the extreme detail that allows Art’s design to fit perfectly. If you want a one-of-a-kind, measured-to-fit look, you have to come to me.” Art has been called “The country’s premier bespoke custom tailor” by American Express, “The Guru of Bespoke Suits” by MyFoxLA. After 28 years of experience, Art Lewin continues to refine his classics and elegant look. “Clark Gable was one of my big inspirations. His look was youthful, cutting edge, elegant and sophisticated. I take this inspiration into the modern world.” As more and more men and women find success in the corporate world, Art Lewin is busier than ever. “I’m so happy men and women are rising to the top! I will be there for them,” he says with a gleam in his eye.
Has it been a smooth road?
Oh wow… it’s never a smooth road.
Working very long hours at the beginning, barely seeing my kids or wife lead to a divorce in 2002. A bankruptcy in 2005 and in 2007 losing 60% of my business during the economic crash. My clients losing their home & jobs… my high end suits were put in the back burner for a few years. And, it hurt us really bad. In 2009, were -created ourselves and today we are one of the largest custom clothiers in the country.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Art Lewin is the Owner & Creative Director of Executive Clothiers, one of the nation’s premier Custom Clothiers.
Art is considered one of the leading experts on Direct Marketing, Corporate Image Consulting and the Leading Custom Clothier to California’s most prominent Corporate Stars to some of Hollywood’s movie stars.
Art has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Esquire, GQ, MyFox 11, Wall Street Journal, Hispanic Business Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, CSQ, American Express, INC Magazine, Club Corp Magazine, Beverly Hills Lifestyle, Hollywood Reporter, Confidential Magazine and numerous other publications, Radio & TV.
Today, Art Lewin Bespoke Clothiers is the leading custom clothier in the country. We plan, coordinate & maintain your wardrobe so you are perfectly attired for any occasion. For over two decades, we have catered to corporate stars & to some of Hollywood’s movie stars and many other industry titans. As a second-generation clothier, Mr. Lewin says that our clients tell us that our workmanship, knowledge, attention to detail & service makes it readily apparent why we have been able to establish such a loyal following. With an impressive 94% retention rate.
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
I feel that any metropolitan city like Los Angeles is an awesome opportunity for any new business to start. I have helped 6 of my friends start a clothing business here in Los Angeles.
Read More: http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-art-lewin-art-lewin-bespoke-clothiers-los-angeles/
As they say, style is all about the details. It’s about adding your signature personality to any look. One of the easiest, most timeless ways to do that is through a lapel pin. Classically old school and brilliantly fresh, the lapel pin is undeniably stylish. Originally made as a way to symbolize one’s affiliation to groups or political parties, the simple lapel pin has grown to be so much more. Now lapel pins are an outward representation of your personality. These aren’t the silly pins you’ve seen as flair in movies like Office Space. No, these are symbols of art and style, and are an easy way to have fun with even your most standard suited looks. Here is everything you need to know about lapel pins.
What’s So Cool About Them?Lapel pins have grown in demand in recent years. A revival of all things vintage and classic brought lapel pins back from the grave. With no doubt, it’s hard to show off your personality in your office suit. An easy way to remedy the situation is with a simple lapel pin. Like cuff links, they’re an easy way to show off your style. Lapel pins continue to rise in popularity and there are tons of companies out there making fresh, new styles. Additionally, if you are lucky enough to get your hands on vintage pins, then you’re bringing back a piece of history. Now that you know a little bit about them, let’s take a look at all the different kinds out there.
Find Out More About Lapel Pins Here: http://www.ties.com/blog/lapel-pins-101
As Hollywood’s award season wraps up for now, we present another Wednesday’s Child nominee as we catch up with Daniel (2000) at Doris Bergman’s 9th Annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party.
At the event, Daniel learned how to work a “step and repeat” while rubbing elbows with celebrities.
At the star-studded event there was virtual reality gear from Fibrum to be tried out, unique bracelets from My Saint My Hero to try on, and – a highlight of the day for Daniel – getting measured for a custom-made suit jacket by Art Lewin, suit maker to the stars. And speaking of stars, Daniel mingled among a few such as Michael Campion from “Fuller House” and Kelsey Scott from “12 Years a Slave.”
During our time with Daniel, we found him to be a sweet, easy-going and gentle teenager with a lot of heart. Daniel’s loving and caring nature, along with his fondness for animals and the outdoors, contribute to his partiality towards riding horses as an enjoyable and therapeutic activity.
Daniel holds onto a somewhat simple wish … to have a family that will accept and love him and remain committed to him. Youth in foster care sometimes wonder if they can “measure up” and our goal is to find and help tailor the forever family that is the right fit for Daniel.
Read More: http://www.foxla.com/entertainment/features/241821027-story#/.WMsbPRtD-Yw.email
"Ever see an image of an AMAZING outfit?
Then try to replicate it?
Gather each piece…
Try it on..
Look in the mirror…and say?
This looks nothing like the picture…
Chances are, you don’t have the same body type as the guy in the photo.
And also, you know…there’s photoshop.
The truth is…
We’re not all built the same.
Don’t worry though. You can still look great!
This article is going to teach you how to dress for your body type..."
Read Article By Real Men Style: http://www.realmenrealstyle.com/dress-for-body-type/
"Who says you need Valentine’s Day to show a little love? As event planner Doris Bergman sees it, every day should be Valentine’s Day—with the flair of a blockbuster movie première!
In other hands, an event like this would be just another free-for-all. However, after nine years of helming the annual Valentine Romance Oscar Style Lounge & Party and Post-Holiday Gift Drive, Doris is one of the undisputed masters of the pre-award party. From her selection of an always-reliable venue (West Hollywood gathering place Fig & Olive) to her stable of interesting sponsors and vendors offering products that have a story to tell, she appeals to a broad audience.
As every celebration requires a few toasts to those being honoured, it was fitting that the lead sponsor was Buywine.com, which shared an incredible array of fine wines from Napa, California boutique wineries. Bryan David Scott and LA mixologist Flairin’ Farron were back to fuel up guests with velvety iced espresso drinks brewed with his top grade, ethically sourced coffee beans. Rekorderlig Cider and Spa Girl Cocktails rounded out the refreshing afternoon with bright, refreshing blasts of fruit flavour. Spa Girl Cocktails, founded by Karen Haines in 2012, is offered in two vodka-based flavours—cucumber Martini and pear—that weigh in at 48 calories per drink.
Art Lewin Bespoke Suits & Tuxedos and Sue Wong made sure that talent attending events and ceremonies were perfectly attired. Lewin even gave silk ties to the diligent Fig & Olive staff working the event. Wong’s latest collection of vintage-inspired gowns reflected the trend toward muted tones and subtle sparkle. Timmy Woods, meanwhile, showcased her one-of-a-kind pop culture themed handbags available for loan. Imagine walking down the red carpet with a Swarovski crystal-encrusted bag of popcorn...."
Continue Reading: http://lucire.com/insider/20170301/a-2017-academy-awards-suite-thats-all-heart/#TAQm8rsGCIJJtKdT.97
Our Women’s Apparel is something that should not be overlooked. If you have a favorite piece that has seen better days, Art Lewin Bespoke will gladly re-create that garment for you in the fabric of your choice.
Art Lewin is the Owner & Creative Director of Executive Clothiers, one of the nation's premier Custom Clothiers.