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Paolo Martorano: The Millennial Bespoke Tailor

Paolo Martorano is an old soul.
A self-professed nerd who would rather spend his free time researching the origins of bespoke clothing than go to a football game, Martorano has developed the skills of a true artisan but is only 27 years old.
The Bellmore, N.Y., native comes from a long line of tailors, four generations deep on his father’s side, and started learning the ropes when he was in high school, working as an apprentice for Alan Flusser.
“In grade school, for whatever reason, I was always worried about being underdressed,” he said. “While browsing a bookstore in my early teens, I spied Alan Flusser’s seminal ‘Dressing the Man,’ and it literally stopped me in my tracks. My parents couldn’t understand my obsession and weren’t about to give me the money to buy the book. So, I started researching the subject on the Internet, got my first job, and purchased the book with my first paycheck.”
He moved on to Paul Stuart, where he helped quadruple the retailer’s made-to-measure and bespoke business during his seven-year stint. He then joined Dunhill as its bespoke/made-to-measure specialist for America. But in the fall of 2017, with the urging of several customers, he decided to branch out

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