If you think all men’s fashion looks the same, take another glance. When done well, the nuances of certain pieces stand out, making it clear you’re not looking at an ordinary office button-up or suit jacket. Sayki, the Turkish suit retailer that’s been informing men’s fashion since 1924, is in the business of helping customers walk taller in their Italian-style cuts, their roomy-but-slim-fit suits and ready-to-wear styles. A true heritage brand in Turkey and acclaimed for their pieces throughout Europe, Sayki recently opened its first New York outpost, dressing diplomats, NFL superstars, and styling looks for the hit CBS show Madam Secretary.
To get the rundown on the essentials every man needs to upgrade his closet, we spoke to the man himself, Hatem Sayki, whose grandfather started Turkey’s oldest ready-to-wear fashion company, as well as stylist and brand manager JJ Turk.