Paul Kitsaros was born in 1945 in Cyprus. Having been living with his grandparents, he came to the UK at fifteen to join his parents.
He went straight into an apprenticeship with a trouser maker in Camden. After a year he moved his apprenticeship to Saville Row and fell in love with the art of tailoring. Paul was both ambitious and fearless, he started his own tailoring business in Brewer Street, Soho at just 28.
He's now been in Fitzrovia twenty-five years, but the business has changed, he fondly remembers a time ‘before jeans’ when everybody used to dress up.
Paul made director Steve McQueen’s dinner jacket for the premier of ’12 years a Slave’ and used to count Huw Edwards as one of his clients.
Like many tailors Paul is passionate about his craft and works seven days a week with few breaks. Bar, that is, a year and a half out, when he was in treatment for stomach cancer. A disease that sadly claimed one of his four children at the age of fifty-one. Pauls craftmanship and resilience is admired by many of the newer generation tailors including Sir Tom Baker who kindly made the introduction. ‘All these years later he’s still at it, strong as an ox!’.