Atelier

Doku Ipek (Silk), A Silk Scarf Weaver

Doku Ipek (Silk), A Silk Scarf Weaver

The accessory industry is as important as the tailoring and shoe sectors. Well-cut garments and well-crafted shoes can only be complemented with beautifully made accessories created by skilled artisans. All the industries are comprised of small workshops each specialising in making different items such as coats, waistcoats, trousers, shirts, shoes and boots, cufflinks, collar bars and pins, tie bars, lapel pins, leather accessories, and neckwear. Doku Ipek is one of...
Master Tailors: İbrahim Sütlü

Master Tailors: İbrahim Sütlü

The tailoring industry is comprised of various dynamics such as cloth suppliers, haberdasheries, material and trimming suppliers, designers, pattern makers, and shirtmakers and tailors, who are the backbones of the sector. Shirtmakers and master tailors are the craftsmen who create quintessential garments from scratch and İbrahim Sütlü is one of those artisans crafting well-cut bespoke waistcoats, jackets, tuxedos, evening jackets, frock coats, bow ties, and cummerbands. Sütlü started working in...
Refik Toraman, A Bespoke Jacket Maker

Refik Toraman, A Bespoke Jacket Maker

Refik Toraman is a master tailor who crafts bespoke jackets and overcoats. Having started working as an apprentice in the industry in Erzurum, Turkey, Toraman moved to Istanbul in 1972 to further develop his tailoring skills. In the following years, he worked in various tailoring ateliers before setting up his own bespoke tailoring workshop in 1990 in Taksim, Istanbul. Refik Toraman employed twenty five tailors in his atelier during its...
Interview with Cem Ekrem, The Founder of Cem Ekrem Custom Shirtmaker

Interview with Cem Ekrem, The Founder of Cem Ekrem Custom Shirtmaker

Cem Ekrem Custom Shirtmaker was founded by Cem Ekrem in 1993 in Istanbul, Turkey. Cem Ekrem started working in the shirt making industry at his dad’s atelier when he was young as his father had his own shirt business established in 1956. Cem Ekrem learned making bespoke shirts from scratch from cutting patterns and fabrics to sewing the pieces together while working with his dad. Becoming one of the best...