Photography: Maria Ntelakou


Sometimes you may call me either old fashioned, or romantic… The truth is that I often dream of living in the past, where elegant manners and sophistication were morals that obtained in the majority of people. Pure emotions, nobility, honest words and most of all love for arts, crafts, materials and quality.

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Sciamat always travel me back in time & make me feel like a real dandy. Just like today… that I am rocking this gorgeous shawl lapel tuxedo. Sciamat is a brand that manages to create beauty without restriction. Quality, artistic, boheme, perfectly tailored with a retro accent, Sciamat garments are a natural reflection of their unique creativity.

You can order your own Sciamat clothing item at their official retailer in Greece, Bespoke Athens. At Bespoke Athens you are going to meet one of the most educated and passionate, yet romantic lovers of handmade, Vassilis Bourtsalas, who is the owner of the atelier.

Being absolutely conversant with haute couture for gentlemen, while providing  quality and elegant choices, he is going to travel you through the sartorial world and help you create the perfect garment made for you only.


The Shawl lapel

Shawl lapel was introduced in the Victorian-era smoking jackets and it was meant for the upper class.

Tuxedos rocking a shawl collar are considered to be the most formal option of dress  attire. One should wear a tuxedo with shawl lapel at Black Tie events, galas and weddings.
The shawl lapel is usually flattering, as it makes the chest look big and majestic, but it should be avoided by people with rounded face or body, as it will emphasize the rounded shape.

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The look

The woolen Sciamat jacket that I am wearing is completely unlined (sfoderata). The particularity of the jacket is the one-unit shawl lapel, a feature that it is technically very demanding. I combined it with a white shirt by Bespoke Athens, a self tie bow-tie by Dolce Punta and a pair of bespoke shoes by Ioannis Karagiorgos.

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