Our founder, Bijan Zamanian, began his fashion journey in 2010.
Leaving behind Wall Street, Bijan saw the need for a men’s haberdasher (a dealer in men’s clothing) in the area he grew up. Thus launched, Something Sophisticated, a men’s & boy’s retail store in Franklin Lakes, NJ.
Offering the best quality, best fit and best service was his goal and after introducing the custom shirting program it became evident custom clothing was by far the most popular in helping him achieve this goal. This is where his love for bespoke tailoring and luxury fabrics began and, as the retail landscape was changing, it became the sole focus of the vision to change the way men shop and work with a Clothier like you do an accountant or nutritionist.
Leaving the suburbs for NYC, the next six years included working, and learning the ropes, with Astor & Black Custom Clothiers and Elevee Bespoke. It was in NYC where he built out a 6,000 square foot Showroom in Midtown Manhattan. Managing the Showroom, hosting Fashion Events, creating partnerships and measuring lots of gentleman gave him the experience needed to venture on his own.
This led to a private showroom in Downtown Westwood, New Jersey in Bergen County. With times ever changing, the focus shifted to making the design and buying process as effortless as possible. Taking the burden off of the customer to travel to a store, wait in line, try clothes on that you aren’t sure will fit correctly are all reasons why this new private shopping experience will become the new way for men to shop.
BBespoke Apparel was created to offer gentlemen the ability to build out their wardrobe in a smart, efficient manner with clothing that fits exactly how they prefer. Offering more than just custom suiting and custom shirting gives us the flexibility to be a one-stop shop for all of our client’s wardrobe needs. And your Custom Clothier is always there to answer any style questions among many other benefits.