We had the good fortune of connecting with Art Lewin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Art, what do you attribute your success to?
“We are not a simple company. Our customers have the highest expectations in the world. For more than 30 years I have suited up some of the most successful and powerful entrepreneurs and business people in the world. Our exclusive custom-made and ready-to-wear designs are seen on clients from the international corporate world to Hollywood Red Carpet events. The globally recognized tailored style and detailed suits & shirts of Art Lewin Bespoke fashions remain classic, timeless and elegant. Some of his loyal clients include royal family members, Hugh Hefner, Sylvester Stallone, Frank Stallone, Robert Wagner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, Ernie Hudson, Steve Allen, Ed McMahon, Johnny Carson, Lou Ferrigno, Bill Maher, William Landau, Antonio Sabato Jr, Jon Voight, Elliott Gould, Sofia Milos, Oscar De La Hoya, including one of the most watch commercials suiting up William Shatner in Priceline. “The most exciting day in my life as a designer happened when I met Hugh Hefner. Working with him was a great blessing.” From their first meeting in 1999 until his passing a few years ago, I designed his black trousers and his pink, blue, red & yellow custom shirts with white collars & cuffs. “Our clients come from around the world. These men and women come to me and tell me about their busy lives and schedules. I design a wardrobe to fit their needs.” I get excited to meet new clients and learn about all facets of their lives. “I want to understand their minds, how they think, and what they believe in. I provide them with fantastic suits and shirts I design just for them. We understands the increasing needs of today’s working people who go from corporate meetings to evening events, without a chance to go home, and they can do this by mixing and matching pieces from his collection. “Every minute of their day is accounted for. They love our luxurious tuxedos, suits and shirts because they easily make the transition from a corporate meeting to an evening out on the town without a pause.” We pride ourselves in using the finest fabrics available from the best European mills. Sumptuous and soft, 100% imported luxurious cloths that makes all of our garments breathes easily.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
“It’s an enormous amount of dedicated, non-stop work being a designer. Getting to the top, and staying there requires extreme determination. Our clients in the corporate world want an elegant look that brands them as high-profile, confident and successful. There is no reason they can’t be elegantly dressed while they climb the corporate ladder.” Being a successful CEO himself, Art knows the work and determination needed to do well in a competitive industry. As a little boy growing up in Chile, his dream was that one day he would be a successful entrepreneur and it happened to be in fashion. At the age of 22, he was introduced into the bespoke world and began acquiring high profile clients. Instantly, Art knew that he found his calling. “He says that he creates designs, plans his goals – in the middle of the night while I dream!” After immigrating to the United States, he started working at age 12. But, things did not come easy. Through hard work and determination, Art found early success in a custom clothing company in 1989. And, in 1997, at age 29, he opened his first location in Woodland Hills. “This has been an amazing journey for me.” Art’s creative vision and eye for detail revolutionized the way the world looks and feels about men & women in power. Through his designs he instills confidence, creates success and inspires greatness. This is due, in part, to the extreme detail that allows Art’s design to fit perfectly. If you want a one-of-a-kind, measured-to-fit look, you have to come to me.” Art has been called “The country’s premier bespoke custom tailor” by American Express, “The Guru of Bespoke Suits” by MyFoxLA. Over 30 years of experience, Art Lewin continues to refine his classics and elegant look. “Clark Gable was one of my big inspirations. His look was youthful, cutting edge, elegant and sophisticated. I take this inspiration into the modern world.” As more and more men and women find success in the corporate world, Art Lewin is busier than ever. “I’m so happy men and women are rising to the top! I will be there for them,” he says with a gleam in his eye.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ok. Los Angeles is a very large city with so much to do. I would pick 4 places. Beverly Hills, Downtown LA, Hollywood and the beach. Let’s start in Hollywood, i would take him to Runyon Canyon to get a great hike in and when you reach the TOP I can show him the entire city. It’s an awesome view. Then to the Sunset strip for a people watching lunch, let’s say at Le Petit Four, of course after we cleaned up. And, for dinner at BOA. Next day, I’ll take’ him to Beverly Hills as my guest to the gym LA Fitness on Wilshire and Doheny. Breakfast at TOAST on 3rd Street by the Fairfax. Lunch at the The Grill and dinner at Mastro’s Penthouse on Canon and a nightcap at Caffe Roma. Downtown Los Angeles next lunch at the City Club, it’s a private club on the 54th floor with insane views, an awesome sushi dinner at Sakana and a nightcap at The Standard Hotel rooftop over looking the city lights of DTLA. 4th and final day. Off to the beach cities. Lunch at the Lobster over looking the ocean waves and yes people watching. awesome martinin’s as well. dinner at Moonshadow’s hearing the waves splash against the rocks and yes a nightcap back in Century City at RockSugar. Four days is enough for me to entertain. LOL. And, all this is before COVID 19.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to give a shoutout to all of my thousands of successful clients. I meet with clients 10-12 times per day and talking to them about their successes, failures and what drives them, makes me feel that i am receiving mini MBA’s daily. You can’t beat real life experiences.
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