Having studied at the Sorbonne, I spent my 21st birthday in Paris and celebrated with one of my professors in a cafe outside of Notre Dame.
I see a lot of young guys going back to the suit, but they're doing it in a way that's less of a uniform.
The trademark Joseph Abboud style is the man first and the clothes second. The guy's the star. Everything else is a supporting actor.
To me, there's nothing sexier than a guy in a well-tailored suit.
Inspired by London's Savile Row, I wanted to bring an American curated experience for men to Madison Avenue... a place where they cannot only shop but explore.
After all those years in the business, I asked myself, 'Am I really any good? Or am I only good because I'm with good people - a Murray Pearlstein, a Ralph Lauren?