Premier men’s fashion house and bespoke suit designer LeGrand Leseur has lit up the men’s fashion scene since launching his own brand in 2013. Already recognised as one of the top designers for this bespoke suits and creativity, LeGrand Leseur has already won Philly Happening’s award for Best Men’s retail and was voted number 1 “Best Tuxedo” and “Best Men’s Clothing” in PHL 17’s Hotlist competition. Find out more about him and what makes his designs so unique in this interview!
Hi Leseur, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions on SimplySxy. Please share with us a little about yourself and where you’re from?
Thanks for having me! I’m a 25 year old men’s fashion designer from Philadelphia. My designs focus on creating unique pieces for men that helps them stand out in all areas of their life whether it be work place settings, casual or special events.
What is the inspiration behind LeGrand Leseur?
A few years ago I was wearing suits everyday and I strived to find some of the newest and latest styles. When I went out people always asked me where I got my looks. I would always point them to various department stores and men’s shops. I soon realized that it was silly for me to keep pointing people in other directions than myself so I decided that I would create my own line where I could create styles that I wanted to see.
You’ve had great success and been awarded Philadelphia’s Best Men’s Clothing and Best Tuxedo 2014. What is unique about LeGrand Leseur that sets it apart from the others?
The major thing that separates me from other designers or tailor shops is the fact that I am not limited to what society’s fashion direction is. A lot of men see something in the movies or on TV and just imitate what they see. I don’t. I create things that I know I personally haven’t seen before. I want to constantly push the boundaries and reinvent my brand. This is how I came up with the angled, color bias buttonholes and the modern angled cuff as well as the extend peak lapel. It is all about being remember.
Which types of timeless jackets and/or coats must have every guy have in his wardrobe?
Every man should have a at least one 3 button suit jacket or sports coat that is tailored to them and fits. I believe gentlemen should at least have one sportcoat with patch pockets. They are really convenient for holding a ton of belongings.
What are some common mistakes men make when buying a suit?
In my opinion, it’s getting something that everyone else has and paying premium for it. There are people who spend $5k on a suit that has no defining qualities about it and it looks like something everyone else has and paid way less for. It’s a waste of money. If you are going to drop money like that, get full custom/bespoke and have something very unique created.
You’ve also launched LeGrand Leseur Eyewear. Why the choice of eyewear and sunglasses?
I really wanted a retro look to my brand and the frames launched have that feel. Something of old time movie stars. I want the 20’s to come back with a bang and I want to be at the front of the revolution.
Is there a particular outfit or accessory that you will never ever wear?
Gladiator sandals. Guys or girls should not wear these unless you are heading to the colosseum.
As the LeGrand Leseur brand continues to grow, what exciting news can fans look forward to in the coming months and in 2016?
I am looking into creating a women’s line, which is in very high demand, and expanding my accessories line.
It’s a great pleasure to feature you on SimplySxy, Leseur. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
I lot of people would have this long-winded answer but the truth is it only one word. Confidence.
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Model: Kali Feline
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