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.
In 2006, Michael Andrews Bespoke was launched with the vision of crafting high-end yet approachable menswear with a modern flare. Over the past ten years, Michael Andrews Bespoke has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s premier custom clothiers.
When not attiring the City’s best dressed, Michael can generally be found exploring far-flung beaches or walking his dog Boudreaux around the block.
Cory is a graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he majored in “playing baseball.” After graduating in 2008 with degrees in Communications and Athletic Administration, 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 instead.
Cory enjoys red meat, red wine, black coffee and the style of Serge Gainsbourg.
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.
Casey attended West Point and was a member of the academy’s hockey team before serving five years in the military. Casey spent as much time as possible (without going AWOL) hanging out in downtown Manhattan and was very happy to return to New York when his tour of duty was over. After serving as one of MAB’s best dressed clients, Casey joined the team full-time in 2011.
He brings with him a expert perspective on fashion, New York real estate, Parisian cafe culture and taxidermy.
JULIEN LE GALLOU
Julien, a Paris native, 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 for him, Julien opted for the Big Apple’s silver spoons. He 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 Julien befriended the MAB team during their frequent – and often lengthy – visits to his bar. His dapper style and je ne sais quoi were undeniable, so Michael & Co. made it their mission to recruit Le Frenchman to MAB. Alas, he is now MAB’s resident bon vivant. Monsieur Le Gallou not only counts fine wine and dining among his vices, he also has an affinity for boxing. Rumor is, he has a vicious right hook.
Alex moved to New York from North Carolina to attend the prestigious Parsons School of Design, where she explored virtually every avenue of fashion. During her creative journey, she fell in love with modern menswear after spending two years training under a contemporary of Michael. During this time, she worked on exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces for elite clients, furthering her knowledge of fabric and fit. Her love of luxury and craftsmanship lead her to MAB, where she’s brought a fresh design perspective that’s equal parts Savile Row and the Rolling Stones. When not styling Manhattan’s elite, Alex is absorbing the culinary and cultural offerings of the City. You’re just as likely to catch her at the opera as you are a rock concert.
CHARLES DEAN BAKES
After earning a degree in Economics at Dartmouth College, Dean opted for fashion over finance. He joined Ralph Lauren, where he cut his teeth in the world of menswear. Sensing a gap in the market for more expressive and masculine proportions, Dean launched his eponymous label, Charles Dean, in 2014 with Michael Andrews Bespoke as his primary production partner.
Soon after launching the Charles Dean collection, Dean and Michael decided to merge their creative efforts, with Dean joining the MAB team as the brand’s creative director in 2016.