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Ayres Gonçalo

Ayres Gonçalo Tailor
Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish
By appointment only
+351 914471671
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From his grandfather’s workshop to Savile Row

  • • Ayres was trained as a child by his grandfather
  • • He mastered his technique in Savile Row
  • • A single jacket can take up to 70 hours to be made

At the impressive age of seven, Ayres made his first bespoke piece, a denim waistcoat. As an even younger child, whenever he went to his grandparent’s atelier after school, his grandfather Ayres Carneiro da Silva – who was a first generation tailor who had learnt the art of tailoring in Italy – taught him. His passion for the craft led him to study at a prestigious tailoring academy in Spain, before realising his big dream of trying his hand at Savile Row, where he was successfully accepted into training with legendary tailor Andreas Gonzales – the latter only taught four trainees, one of whom was Alexander McQueen. While at Savile Row, Ayres made suits for royalty and celebrities, before leaving for professional adventures in Hong Kong and New York. Now, Ayres is back at his family roots in Oporto, where he welcomes his own clients by appointment.

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Bespoke jacket

This single-breasted jacket, depicted here during the making process, is made of pure cashmere. It is a fully handmade custom piece realised for a client in 2021.

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This double-breasted overcoat by master tailor Ayres Gonçalo has a very elegantly cut collar and sleeves, six buffalo horn buttons and is made from 100 per cent Loro Piana black cashmere fabric. It is a high-quality complex piece and can take over 80 hours to make.

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Blazer suit

This piece is made from an extremely rare and fine cashmere wool fibre, the precious Vicuña, by master tailor Ayres Gonçalo. The beige double-breasted suit has been tailored with passion, and the high quality of the decorative stitching is evidence of a long production process.

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