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Posted On: February 27, 2016

You already know that your appearance can make the difference in both your business and your social life. You’ve discovered the value of well-made and custom tailored clothing with novel accessories to match, but have you considered your shoes? Bspo-ken thinks you should and to assist you we now carry a line of shoes from Scarpe di Bianco; handmade classic shoes with a twist for the modern man.

You know the drill; Oxfords and Monk Straps for those important meetings, Brogues and Bluchers for those slightly less formal occasions or tooling around the office, loafers for business casual or strictly casual affairs, Spectators for those jazzy events or the golf course, and finally the Chukka boot when you’re all out relaxing. Though these shoes can be purchased anywhere, the Scarpe di Bianco line has an edge on everyone else; their shoes are each handmade and hand tooled with the finest materials. Their collection is more than functional... it is art, so much so that only 25 shoes are produced per day.

You’ve chosen to have your suits and clothing custom made, and even if you haven’t, why skimp on the shoes? After all, you can hide your suit with an overcoat but your shoes? They are visible all the time. That is why we chose to offer the Scarpe di Bianco collection. They are constructed with the finest materials and extraordinary attention to detail, and better yet, unlike the mainstream shoe you can purchase, they are styled with contemporary colors to make you, and your clothing, stand out from the crowd.

In addition to their elegant look, this collection is known for its outstanding craftsmanship. These shoes aren’t glued together as are many off-the-shelf shoes, but are painstakingly hand-sewn with an emphasis on detail. They are made of the finest sourced leather with grains to match the style; “Scotch grain,” “box calf,” “reverse calf’ suede, “sport suede,” South American Crocodile, American Alligator and “patent leather.” No matter your style, event or occasion, there is a shoe that will make you and your apparel the talk of the town.

Posted On: February 08, 2016

Clients of B'SPO-KEN have come to appreciate our tireless effort and our commitment to new and amazing styles and fashion innovation that ensures they are always the best dressed in the room.  We also appreciate the efforts made by our international vendors, new and old, that assist us in this endeavor.

Eton of Sweden is one of those vendors and they have just announced an updated Eton brand and have improved their stock service. They have created an impressive method and have provided their exclusive stylists, including B'SPO-KEN, to work with their clients using their newly released 2016 Collection Books

The New Eton

As you might have noticed, the Eton brand has been through a reinvention. Spring/Summer 2016 reveals a new Eton with a fresh brand platform that clearly illustrates our new and improved direction. We have updated our logo, store concept, brand colors and packaging. And last but not least, we have renewed our most recognized and valued asset - the Eton Stock Service.

We have separated the books by assortment to give the buyer, store staff and end consumer a more easy-to-understand approach to the Eton Stock Service.

Eton Collection

The Eton Collection book includes shirts with our unique, crease resistant finish. All Eton Collection shirts from the SS16 delivery will have the new Eton blue ribbon in the collar. The book is divided in six parts: super slim, slim, contemporary, classic fit, French cuff and extra long sleeve.

Eton Green Collection

In the Eton Green book, you will find shirts made from soft touch materials such as denim, linen, Oxford and flannel. These shirts have been washed and they also have a softer interlining in collar and cuff for a more casual style.

Eton Accessories Collection

The accessories book is filled with timeless and classic ties, pocket squares, scarves and evening accessories. We have also added best sellers and a range of fun and unique styles for those who want to give their look a further personalized touch.

Eton MTM Collection

We have not only made a new, separate Made-to-Measure book, we have also simplified the Eton Made-to-Measure concept. In six short steps you can help your customer find the perfect fit and look, just for them.

Eton Evening Collection

The Evening book has been divided by body fit for an even better overview of the available options. We have also added information about the different shirts to make sure no details are missed out in the party preparations.

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BSPOKEN Blog - By Professional Personal Stylist and Custom Made Suit Specialist - Ken Booras

Keeping up with the latest trends, fashion and fabrics is a daily effort; and determining which of these is a bonafide winning style is near impossible. It requires a professional eye; someone who has spent a lifetime in the industry and someone with discriminating taste. BSPOKEN was founded by Kenneth Booras, formerly of Exposure. Kenneth takes his 30 plus years of experience and expertise in the custom made suit arena and brings them to you. His personal styling services are second to none.

Do Clothes Make The Man?

Posted On: November 30, 2015

Custom Suits at B'SPO-KENYou’ve heard the expression clothes make the man and you wonder if it’s true. There’s no need to wonder, just think of your reaction to various men you’ve met. Look around you at the head of your company or the patrons of that classy restaurant you’ve been eyeing for your next date. Look at their clothes and ask yourself one question – was that bought off the shelf?

If you examine their suits with a critical eye you’ll notice immediately that the fabric is high end, the design is unique and the suit fits perfectly. The sleeves are the perfect length and the jacket fits their build exquisitely. When you compare that with the suit you have, that may have been purchased at a high end clothier, you’ll instantly see what sets their ensemble apart.

In this competitive world, perception is everything. When you meet a new colleague, your first impressions are formed by their handshake, eye contact and of course, what they are wearing. Though he passes the handshake and eye contact test, an ill-fitting suit causes you to wonder what you are missing about this man.

When you encounter a man with a perfectly coordinated wardrobe made with materials that move with the man and hang with perfect lines, you notice. You may look at your jacket or pants, and though they fit perfectly, simply don’t project the style this man’s clothes do. You inherently know that this is the look you want.

The secret is that these men whose wardrobe you admire, likely have their clothing custom made. A custom suit made with high end raw materials will determine the look and the weight of your suit.

Make no mistake about it the suit you wear to the office is not the same suit you would wear to the company gathering on the boss’s yacht. Men who stand out realize that the occasion determines the style, fabric and fit of their suit. Your power accessories for the crucial business meeting will not be appropriate your evening at the club. Experienced tailors can help you customize occasion appropriate suits so you are always at the top of your game.

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Celebrate your Uniqueness with Tateossian

Posted On: November 29, 2015

Tateossian at B'SPO-KENYou’ve never been a man who flows others. You pride yourself on your uniqueness and your personal sense of style. Sure, you want to fit in, but you want to do it in your own way. You are a non-conformist in a business that requires conformity. But how do you fit in without sacrificing the traits in yourself that make you the man you are?

It’s very simple really. You can have a custom wardrobe and that does speak volumes about you. It says you want to positively stand out, be recognized and blend in with others around you. But that isn’t enough for you. You want to be a part of the crowd, but you also don’t want to get lost in it. There is but one solution – accessorize.

You thought that was just for women, didn’t you? Well, it isn’t. Men need accessories as well. You wear a watch, don’t you? If not, you should. It is not a good look to pull your phone out to check the time. And now that you have that custom shirt you need cufflinks to go with it. Why go to the trouble of a Fabulous shirt only to ruin it with off-the-shelf cufflinks. You are unique and Tateossian is the designer that will celebrate that.

Tateossian offers money clips, cuff links, watches, keyrings, even tablet and phone covers that will be noticed on exposure. Eyes will be drawn to these items and they will say here is a man who can demonstrate his uniqueness without making a scene.

Imagine looking at the time on a watch whose movement is based on the position of the sun or moon on the watch face. The sun rises on the left and at dusk disappears from view as the moon rises on the left replacing it. And the watch is illuminated so it can be read in the dark. Picture yourself with cufflinks that are fully functional compasses with a blue Topaz to set it off. Do you need a GPS? No, you are unique, different, and your accessories prove it.

B'SPO-KEN

Kenneth Booras

1612 Richmond Road 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10304
Phone: (718) 351-3256

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Get Back to the Classics with Trafalgar

Posted On: November 23, 2015

Trafalgar For MenIf you’re in a business that is traditionally conservative, to rise to the top you must dress accordingly. It won’t do to wear a velour suit when everyone else is in banker’s grey. Many industries expect conformity simply because it is their hallmark. Unconventional dress in a financier signals unusual investments and extreme loss potential. You want to exude the confidence demanded of you by your clients. Your appearance aids perception. That perception must instill faith and trust.

If you’re smart, you’ve assembled a wardrobe that meets the standards of your trade. Your suits are stylish but not flashy. They fit well, hang beautifully and are made of superior fabrics. What you are lacking are the accessories that pull it all together. What you don’t want to do is skimp in this area. Nothing can ruin a suit more than substandard accessories or flashy accessories. You need the belt, cufflinks and even your wallet, to compliment the look you strive to achieve. First impressions do count. You want to leave your mark and you want it to be favorable and lasting.

Let us introduce you to Trafalgar. Trafalgar has a line of products that will ensure you leave a lasting impression without sacrificing your need to coalesce with those around you. Trafalgar offers elegant, luxury products made of the finest quality materials, all classically designed to complement your wardrobe.

Imagine yourself pulling out a handcrafted wallet made of Cortina or American Wild Alligator leather. Think of how much better your suit would look at that wedding with formal herringbone silk brace. And don’t forget your belt, it is integral to your look. Trafalgar offers belts that are made of supple glove leather, Java lizard and alligator. The belts don’t have holes, but instead have clamps so that you can fit the belt at the point that is most comfortable for you. And never forget to customize your belt buckle. The product line also includes cufflinks that can fully match your silk brace. Nothing says style, confidence and attention to detail like an ensemble that matches perfectly from top to bottom.

B'SPO-KEN

Kenneth Booras

1612 Richmond Road 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10304
Phone: (718) 351-3256

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Build Your Confidence with Your Clothing - Casual

Posted On: November 22, 2015

AG Jeans - SetSure, you know you are good at what you do, have a great personality and a lot of smarts. You can fit in with almost anyone, anywhere, but you want to ensure that you exude that confidence with just a meet and greet. You will not always have the opportunity to expound your wisdom, but you can be sure to leave an impression that will be remembered.

Getting in with the crowd you desire takes a little work. Fitting in is not all about having the same interests as the others, it is also about how you look. The people you see at the club or a high end exclusive restaurant all have one thing in common. They dress well. Even in a casual atmosphere, you can see that they probably don’t buy their shirts and jeans at the local department store. Their clothing is most likely manufactured with modern fabrics by quality craftsmen. They will shine with their unique finishes and smart fits.  A great fitting pair of jeans coupled with stylish smart shirt and your look and your confidence level will soar. You will know that you not only look good, but that your fashion sense makes you stand out.

But you should not stop there. To top off your ensemble, you should have the right belt and shoes that will set it off. These accessories are often the most important. Professionally selected and manufactured with the finest quality materials and built to match. When you step into your shoes, you know that people will notice. When they notice, you know that they will assess you as a man who cares about his appearance and the image he projects and that can make all the difference.

B'SPO-KEN

Kenneth Booras

1612 Richmond Road 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10304
Phone: (718) 351-3256

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Pure Shirts Have Arrived

Posted On: March 07, 2015

B'SPO-KEN is proud to announce our affiliation with another of the worlds top shirt manufacturers. We welcome 'PURE" to our personally selected line of top Men's Fashion Line.  Click to View the Pure Shirt Photo Gallery.

Pure Shirts New York

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Holiday Limited Edition of Eton Shirts

Posted On: November 03, 2014

B'SPO-KEN INTRODUCES HOLIDAY LIMITED EDITION OF ETON SHIRTS

In honor of the holiday season we have created a unique and limited edition shirt collection, rich with detail and perfect for your upcoming holiday festivities and events. The colour palette is simple, yet elegant, with white, blue and black grounds featuring beautiful checked fabrics inside the collar stands and cuffs, as well as colour coordinated passpoil, buttons and button thread.  For further information, please contact Kenneth at 718-351-3256.

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