To fully understand the root of The Office of Angela Scott I think it’s important to tell the story of what piqued my interest in the quality of bespoke menswear. When I was a child I lost my grandfather. All I could remember was that I couldn’t build my future without holding onto a piece of him. He represented everything I thought a father figure should be, everything that I didn’t have in the father that I will never know. From the smell of his cologne to the fit and tailoring of his suits, and the richness in the leather of his freshly polished loafers, my “Nono” was undeniably a gentleman.
What I remember most of my grandfather other than his love was his unique character. I can remember his style and personality that so vividly came through in the way he dressed. When he passed my grandmother donated his belongings. It was painful for me to see everything that he was boxed up and given away, the memories of the only gentleman I had known. So I did the unthinkable and stole a box of bowties that would be my strength in the years to come. The menswear influence in The Office of Angela Scott is a symbol of strength, love, fashion, and character. The four corners of where my style originated.