Michael started Michael Andrews Bespoke in 2006 with the mission of crafting high-end yet approachable custom clothing for other hard-to-fit professionals like himself.
A self-proclaimed “recovering” corporate attorney, Michael donned a suit and tie to work every day for nearly a decade. Not finding off-the-rack suits cut to his liking, he began having his clothes custom made. After trying over a dozen tailors without finding exactly what he wanted, he figured there was an opportunity to create something better.
Since doing his homework had become second nature – Michael received his undergraduate degree in engineering from Georgia Tech, where he was a prestigious President’s Scholar, and his JD/MBA from Northwestern Law School and the Kellogg School of Management – he began taking tailoring classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology to understand professional tailoring techniques first-hand.
Over the past thirteen years, Michael Andrews Bespoke has helped thousands of clients look their best, earning an international reputation as one of the world’s premier custom tailors.
When not attiring the City’s best dressed, Michael can generally be found exploring far-flung destinations and restaurants within a three-block radius of the store.
Cory joined the Michael Andrews’ team in 2012 and has been helping client’s dress to perfection ever since. As the company’s COO and a partner in the business, Cory oversees most of the day-to-day operations at MAB.
Cory is a graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he majored in “playing baseball.” After graduating in 2008, his passion for theater led him to Chicago, where he spent the next few years working and training as an actor at the legendary Second City Theater. Realizing he wasn’t going to find fame and fortune in the Midwest, Cory left Chicago for New York City, where he found MAB.
Cory enjoys red meat, red wine, black coffee and the style of Serge Gainsbourg.
Andy has been helping clients dress with confidence for over 30 years.
Andy is a third-generation clothier born and raised in New York’s legendary garment industry. His grandfather, Samuel, founded Saint Laurie Merchant Tailors in 1913. During its 105-year history, Saint Laurie (and its successor Kozinn & Sons Merchant Tailors) made hundreds of thousands of quality suits for generations of New Yorkers.
With the apparel industry changing faster than ever, Andy recognized a new direction was needed, so in 2018 Kozinn & Sons teamed up with Michael Andrews Bespoke. The Kozinn family legacy lives on through the combined company’s unwavering commitment to quality, craftsmanship and service.
With the merger of these two great companies, Andy brings his 30+ years of experience (along with a warehouse full of client files and garment patterns) to the MAB team.
Coincidentally, Andy and Michael are both Northwestern University alum (Andy graduated from Medill School of Journalism) and both have law degrees they try hard not to use.
If you want to know what makes Andy tick, think about Benny Goodman, Fred Astaire, Keith Richards, The Godfather, It’s a Wonderful Life, Junior’s cheesecake, and the 1996 Yankees. Just don’t mention the Yankees part to Michael – he’s a Braves fan.
JULIEN LE GALLOU
Julien is a Paris native who began his career as an actor, appearing in numerous films you may have seen (if you speak French). When the silver screen began to tarnish, he opted for the Big Apple’s silver spoons. Julien has managed some of the city’s top restaurants for chefs such as Anthony Bourdain and Daniel Boulud. It was during his tenure at DBGB that he befriended the MAB team during their frequent – and often lengthy – visits to the bar. The rest is history and he is now MAB’s official resident bon vivant.
Peter hails from the tropical paradise of Westmoreland, Jamaica (what he’s doing in New York remains a mystery to us, but we’re glad he’s here). He made his way to the City some 15 years ago, although his career in custom tailoring started long before that. Peter has over 25 years of custom tailoring experience – and it shows. From his keen eye for fine tuning client’s fits to his own rakish personal style, it’s clear Peter is a master of his trade. Despite that, he says he will always remain a student of the craft and is constantly learning new things.
When he’s not helping our clients to look and feel their best, he’s spending time with his two children, smoking fine cigars, and listening to the music of his style icon, William Maragh aka Super Cat.
Frasier has been offering expert advice to MAB clients since joining the team in 2013. When not styling clients, he keeps operations running smoothly as GM of the New York store and point person for Washington, D.C. trunk shows.
Frasier hails from South Carolina, where he attended Winthrop University. After a stint in sports management, he moved to Chicago to join the city’s highly regarded restaurant industry. During his years in the Windy City, he created beverage menus for some of the region’s finest establishments. He also had the opportunity to visit dozens of the world’s leading wineries and distilleries, giving him a taste for the finer things in life. Given his expertise curating world-class experiences for consumers, Michael recruited Frasier to join the MAB team in 2013.
Frasier has a passion for Champagne, green Chartreuse and pumpkin pie.