28th, June, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION IN OUR FIRST MIAMI LOCATION

332 Northeast Second Avenue

Left to right: Pepe Garcia, an associate and Christian Garcia

TWO MONTHS AFTER HAVING ARRIVED FROM HAVANA

OCTOBER 1961

15th, September, 2016

THERE IS MUCH TO SUPPORT THE VIEW THAT IT IS CLOTHES THAT WEAR US, AND NOT WE, THEM; WE MAY MAKE THEM TAKE THE MOULD OF ARM OR BREAST, BUT THEY MOULD OUR HEARTS, OUR BRAIN, OUR TONGUES TO THER LIKING.

-Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando

15th, July, 2016

"Actually, fewer than two dozen United States tailors are considered so adept with needle and thread that their suits can surpass the quality, at least in some men's eyes, of the finest ready-made brands from America, England, and Italy. Such tailors-including New York's Fioravanti and Leonard Logsdail, Miami's Christian Garcia, and Los Angeles' Giacomo Trabalza*-carry on a tradition begun in the early 19th century, when wealthy men had standing seasonal appointments with tailors to select new fabrics and be fitted for suits. Like their mentors, who in many cases were their fathers and grandfathers, these men cut the pattern, fashion the muslin prototype, presided over the two or three required fittings, and oversee the hand-cutting and sewing of each suit as true bespoke requires."

- William Kissel's Sew Fine, Top Ten U. S. Tailors article for the Robb Report magazine

*Master tailor Mr. Giacomo Trabalza is now deceased