Tailoring à la carte

Everybody in Belgium knows Van Gils and even across the borders it will ring some bells. This classical suit brand boomed in the eighties. Shoulder pads anyone? It even had a male cologne which was pioneering in these days. And now it’s their offspring’s turn to do some pioneering. And yes, they’re really good at it! Bruno Van Gils gathered his two nieces Saskia and Angelique and together they started ‘Café Costume’. This made to measure concept focusesses on young sartorial addicts who want the luxury of a made to measure suit but whose yearly bonusses are not yet upon that level to splurge on Brioni or Kiton suits. But don’t expect a cheap fabric design knock-off. They use fabrics from e.g. Scabal, Loro Piana and Ermengildo Zegna.

Café Costume Antwerp

Emiel Banningstraat 11

2000 Antwerp

by appointment only

+32 3 257 30 02

Café Costume Brussels

Léon Lepagestraat 24

1000 Brussel

by appointment only

+32 2 513 54 44