Abu Dhabi Trunk Shows
What is Michael Andrews Bespoke?
Michael Andrews Bespoke is New York’s premier bespoke tailor. For over a decade we’ve crafted the world’s finest garments for clients who demand the best. Our master artisans create menswear and womenswear to meet your every specification, delivering benchmade bespoke suits and shirts of remarkable character and peerless quality. There’s a reason we inspire loyalty in our highly exclusive clientele consisting of Wall Street luminaries, award winning actors, Fortune 500 CEOs, acclaimed musicians and beyond: We always deliver on the promise of excellence.
What is a "Trunk Show"?
“Trunk shows” are periodic, 1-3 day events where we offer our services to clients outside of New York.
We go to great efforts to recreate the experience you would have if you visited us in our New York showroom. We bring with us thousands of fabrics for suits, shirts, sport jackets and pants, along with our full selection of linings, buttons and styling options. It’s the true bespoke experience – just closer to home!
Appointments are generally available from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, depending on the day and city. We will confirm exact availability once you email us to schedule your appointment.
We generally have no more than 12 slots open on any given day and they are filled on a first-come basis. We suggest booking as far in advance as possible since the spots tend to fill up fast.
How often do you travel to Abu Dhabi? When is your next visit?
We make quarterly visits to the UAE.
We will be in Abu Dhabi on December 9-10 at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi.
We will confirm the suite number on the day of your appointment.
If you are unable to see us on this visit, we will be returning to the UAE in December or January. Please check back for future dates.
How do I make an appointment?
To request an appointment, please email us at UAE@michaelandrews.com.
What’s the process like?
We offer the highest level of exclusive, personalized service to our clients in the UAE. You will work directly with one of our most senior stylists who has trained with Michael for years.
During your appointment, we will guide you through a process that is virtually identical to the experience in NYC. First, we help you select fabrics from the thousands of options available. Next, we guide you through choosing details such as jacket linings and shirt collars and cuffs. These details let you design garments that are truly just for you.
Once you have styled and designed your garments, we will take your measurements, which are used to create your unique pattern – the blueprint for your garments.
On our next visit, we will fit you in a trial “basted” garment made just for you. The trial garment is designed to test the accuracy of your pattern.
What is the "basted process"?
The “basted process” is an extra level of pattern making that ensures the most optimal fit possible. After we take your initial measurements, we draft your pattern and make a test garment. We then fit you in this test garment and revise your pattern as required before cutting the actual fabric for your order. These extra steps enable us to make fit corrections that may not otherwise be possible on a finished suit.
As an exclusive offer to our clients in the UAE, this process – which is usually $1,000 – is being offered complimentary.
What is the timing from initial measurements to finished garments?
For first-time clients, the average turnaround time can be estimated as follows:
* 12 weeks from initial consultation to basted fitting, depending on our travel schedule.
* 4 weeks from basted fitting until shipment of completed garments.
Once your pattern is on file, subsequent orders can be delivered in 4-6 weeks. You are also able to place future orders online 365 days a year.
How will I receive my garments?
Your finished garments will ship directly from our bespoke workshop to the address you provide.
Shipping is complimentary.
What if my garments require alterations?
We provide alterations services during our quarterly trips to the UAE and offer complimentary alterations for 6 months after the final delivery of finished garments. Any garments that require alterations may be returned during our regular visits to be altered by our expert tailors before being re-delivered shortly thereafter (approximately 2-3 weeks).
Alternatively, you may take your garments to your local tailor, and we will reimburse you for the reasonable cost of any minor alterations.
Please note that we do not offer alterations for non-MAB garments.
How do you handle payment?
A first-half deposit is required at the time an order is placed with the final deposit due prior to shipment of the finished garments. We accept all major credit cards and keep your card number on file for ease of taking the second half balance.
Of course, we stand by all of our garments, and our satisfaction guaranty remains in effect even after garments are paid for in full.
Please kindly note that we are unable to accept cash payments in the UAE.
If I miss you in the UAE, can I see you in New York?
Absolutely. It’s our pleasure to host you wherever is most convenient.