Steve Antoniades was born and elevated in Canton. He grew up in the north stop of Basic Township, wherever he life nowadays with his spouse Kelly.
“My wife Kelly is my superior faculty sweetie,” he stated. “Even nevertheless I am a 1989 GlenOak graduate, and she is a 1990 Jackson graduate, our paths crossed at a dance in 1987. The relaxation of the tale, as they say, is record. We have two astounding daughters Eliana (GlenOak class of 2021) and Alexi (GlenOak class of 2023). I also have to mention our sweet pet Paisley. She is an 8-year-outdated mini–Australian labradoodle and she is often preserving us laughing.”
Antoniades owns and operates Steve’s Tailoring & Men’s Have on in Canton — and delivers tailoring products and services to the Professional Football Corridor of Fame. He discovered his craft in a number of methods, together with earning a garments and textile degree from the University of Akron.
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He characteristics mastering much of his skills to performing with his family.
“Most of my expertise of the trade has arrive from work experience with my father and mother,” he claimed.
His father is a grasp tailor from Greece and he opened his initial retailer in 1950. His mom expended two decades apprenticing as a seamstress.
“They taught me all the things I know about men’s tailoring. I also invested about a few a long time exterior the family company doing the job at a popular men’s clothes shop wherever I learned a great deal about profits and merchandising,” Antoniades stated.
His business enterprise gives a large variety of expert services, together with men’s custom made satisfies, activity coats and slacks. The shop also has a variety of completely ready-created garments from company dress, company casual, to everyday have on and accessories. Steve’s also gives tuxedo rentals and profits.
“Some of my tasks when performing at my possess retail store include tailoring, revenue, marketing, merchandising, accounting, and creating maintenance,” he said laughing. “I am fairly significantly a a single-person present except that my 82-12 months-previous mom does come in about 16 hours a 7 days to assistance with the tailoring.”
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What lead you to turn out to be a tailor?
I grew to become a tailor by default. My father was a learn tailor and my mom is an attained seamstress so I had no option. They would take me to perform at a very youthful age and I would invest prolonged times at the business eagerly waiting for mother and father to close the keep.
Around age 12, I was sewing buttons and hemming slacks. By 16, I was carrying out a lot more superior tailoring.
Most of my tailoring techniques arrived from my father and mom, but I did select up a couple other abilities, shortcuts, and tricks from some other community tailors, Alfonzo DeGregorio, Ubaldo Nono, and Frank Masioli to identify a several. All had been/are local tailors, all terrific craftsmen.
How prolonged has your business enterprise been open and what is a bit of its heritage?
My father opened the small business in 1950 in a little town outside the house of Veria, Greece. He remaining Greece in 1967 to abide by his desire in the U.S.
At very first, he labored for a popular tailor store in downtown Canton even though he ongoing to make fits in the basement of our home. Then, he reopened his personal shop again in 1975. I turned supervisor in 1999 and then acquired the organization shortly soon after.
What are some of the advantages of having one’s outfits built/altered by a specialist tailor?
The obvious response to this dilemma is “fit.” Practically nothing worse than an untailored suit.
I say it all the time, you can choose a $500 tailored accommodate and set it up in opposition to a $1,500 untailored suit and the $500 suit will earn every time.
What are the best a few routines you enjoy in your spare time?
To start with, I appreciate the outdoors and having my UTV out into the woods and acquiring dropped.
2nd, I like sitting down close to a campfire with a craft beer or 1 of my favorite bourbons and a cigar.
And finally, I love cooking when I have the time, particularly more than a campfire. I can make a signify chili!
A single for entertaining: If you could have one song performed every single time you entered a place, what would it be and why?
It would be “Times Like These” by The Foo Fighters due to the fact it is a music about optimism and hope for the long run. And, it rocks!
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