Manolo Costa is arguably one of New York’s most stylish inhabitants. The owner of the bespoke tailors’ that bears his name, Costa established the house with the intention of offering a fresh and cosmopolitan alternative to traditional bespoke, as well as “an admitted departure from the dark wood, red-carpeted gentleman’s lounge aesthetic” that so often accompanies the old-school bespoke experience. This sense of modernity permeates Manolo’s work, which feels relevant, glamorous and easy-wearing. The Manolo Costa studio only serves to reinforce this impression, and lends itself to an ‘intimate, personal and exclusive’ bespoke experience as Costa explains; “our clients can feel at ease in a world curated with some of personal favourite objects, such as museum-quality lithographs, Steuben stemware, Edward Wormley seating and a rosewood Norgaard coffee table. After all, it is a lifestyle we are catering to.” This understanding of lifestyle and personal luxury is carried seamlessly through into a Manolo Costa suit, which Costa describes as “an alternative whereby the modern man can rely on sound guidance and a contemporary aesthetic.” Sounds divine to us.
Aleks is Deputy Editor at The Jackal and former staffer at The Rake. He’s long harboured a passion for fine menswear, well-timed dramatic pauses and stiff drinks.