Mr. Alex was born into a family of shirtmakers & tailors. His father Joseph was a master craftsman and taught him at a very young age. His Uncle was a shirtmaker and his mother was a master seamstress. He first opened in Beverly Hills on Burton Way, in the historic small stretch of retail near Doheny & Burton Way. In 1971 he married Claire and thus began her apprenticeship.
From Burton Way to South Santa Monica Blvd, Claire & Mr. Alex have partnered together to create one of the most unique and talented tailoring tandems, marrying unique and complimenting styles of design and craft. For the last 5 decades, they have dressed the world's most prominent leaders in business, sports, politics, and entertainment. Their costume design and stage wardrobe is particularly impressive and will forever be immortalized in museums and archives.
Claire & Mr. Alex now share their endless amount of experience with their son Alex Jr, who grew up in the business and spent countless hours watching both Claire & Mr. Alex. Backed with a business degree from USC and a decade of experience in software engineering, Alex Jr. pairs his education and business acumen with traditional handmade tailoring techniques to add another element to this truly unique clothing experience.