Michael Andrews Bespoke Acquires Angel Ramos Custom Tailor – WWD
Two independent bespoke tailors in New York join forces.
Self-described as the city’s largest bespoke tailor, Michael Andrews Bespoke (MAB) has acquired Angel Ramos/New York (ARNY), a luxury menswear brand known for its modern take on classic bespoke tailoring.
Terms were not disclosed.
The acquisition will consolidate the two brands under a new parent company, Marny LLC. The brands will operate independently under this umbrella and will be led by Andrews, who will serve as Chief Executive Officer.
The creation of Marny leaves open the possibility for more brands to join in the future, which can benefit from shared resources and greater economies of scale.
Ramos, founder and creative director of Marny, will continue in this role and also serve as design director of Michael Andrews Bespoke.
ARNY’s bespoke store will now be offered in the Michael Andrews showroom on Great Jones Alley in NoHo, while the Angel Ramos New York store on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village will now house the brand’s new ready-to-wear collection.
“This acquisition allows us to expand our reach and provide ARNY with the infrastructure and scale it needs to thrive, while empowering Angel to impact MAB’s design aesthetic going forward,” said Andrews. “We bring together two complementary brands that excel in exceptional quality and personal service.”
For Ramos, the acquisition represents an opportunity to take his brand to the next level and reach a wider audience of fashion-conscious men. “I have always admired Michael Andrews Bespoke for their commitment to quality and operational excellence and I am excited to work with them to create something truly special,” he said.
Michael Andrews Bespoke opened in 2006 when the former mergers and acquisitions lawyer decided to start his own brand after being unable to find clothes to suit his needs. The appointment booking business serves Wall Street executives, businesspeople, actors and athletes. In 2018, Andrews acquired Kozinn+Sons Merchant Tailors, a New York City-based custom tailor that was over 100 years old, and integrated it into its existing business.
Ramos started his own tailoring business after being named America’s Best Dressed Man by Esquire magazine in 2010. Before entering the fashion industry, Ramos worked in the sports and entertainment division of Sotheby’s International Realty, where he developed relationships with athletes, entertainers, financial executives and artistic brokers.
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