Kevin Seah

Kevin Seah

Bespoke tailor, 39

Some men dread the idea of shopping, because it entails going from store to store in search of the perfect outfit, or worse, spending hours waiting for their significant others to try on clothes. For Kevin Seah, his dislike for shopping stems from neither reason. He doesn’t enjoy retail therapy simply because he already devotes so much of his time working around apparel at his bespoke label. “It has always been a pain to shop for myself because I know too much about clothes,” says Seah, whose eponymous brand specialises in menswear. He describes his designs as “made for the wearer and must always represent the world of the wearer”. The self-professed Anglophile also draws inspiration from the classic British Savile Row style of tailoring. More recently, he started the Kevin Seah Bespoke Denim service, which uses denim sourced from Japan and is inspired by his own difficulties in finding the right pair of well-fitting jeans. He says: “I want to offer what most tailors don’t want to do and show people what we are capable of doing with tailoring.”