Photography: Joseph Alexiadis
Editor: Katerina Theocharis
Creating a sharp suit from scratch is a man’s highest form of luxury and Kourlas knows it well for many years now.
40 years ago, Nikolaos Kourlas opened his own tailor shop in the centre of Athens in the vision of creating unique and distinctive handmade men’s clothing. Therefore, he managed to create bespoke (not made-to-measure) garments from scratch, with the use of custom-made patterns based on the customer’s measurements and needs. Hand-sawn men’s suits made of high quality fabrics, but most of all garments endowed with a remarkable character.
Today, the house is run by the second generation, Panagiotis and Petra Kourlas, who grew up into the family business, a fact that molded their personal aesthetic quality and love for men’s clothing.
Panagiotis and Petra get inspired by the character of each customer, which is also a big challenge. Each person is unique to them and they manage to create garments that respond perfectly to their style while bringing out their beautiful characteristics. They respect and follow style, but they also focus on the customer’s personal taste.
Their advice to every man is to trust their tailor, enjoy the procedure and be open to experiment with new things, to achieve an attractive and personalized result. Developing a relationship of trust with the tailor would help the customer discover his own style, but most of all implement the suit that features and completes his unique personality.
Prince-de-Galles check pattern is a classic and old-school fabric, that has found place in the wardrobe of today’s sharpest dressers, bringing vintage elegance to every outfit. When styled properly, prince-de-Galles, looks dapper, sartorial and distinguished.
A well-tailored prince-de-galles 3-piece suit could not be missing from any man’s wardrobe, therefore I visited Kourlas fashion house. I selected a Super 130 Loropiana fabric, a delicate, lightweight and fine fabric perfect for multi-seasonal use. The first fitting, that I am presenting you on today’s post, was really pleasant as the suit looked already amazing, due to their experience. Kourlas respected my thinking, while guiding me in order to create the perfect suit made only for me.
Soon, I am going to reveal all the nuts and bolds of the construction, the flattering fit, the distinctive lining that embellished the inside and all the details that completed this special suit. Stay tuned!
Kourlas Fashion House – Voulis 5, Athens