Takeover Thursday: Smart is Sexy
Join us every Thursday as Erin Lyons takes a closer look at young entrepreneurs on the rise.
Sim Khan, founder and CEO of bespoke custom clothiers Brimble & Clark knows a thing or two about a good suit—this former litigator, turned fashion entrepreneur spent many grueling hours in the courtroom in tailor-made suits, but often struggled to find better-fitting custom suiting that was reasonably affordable.
In a grand leap of entrepreneurial faith, Khan decided to abandon his legal career, following his mantra of “Life is short, be and see all that you can while you are here.” Incidentally, this same “Be” and “See” now form the “B&C” moniker behind the Brimble & Clarke brand. The risk has paid off. As soon as Khan launched his line of dapper suits and blazers, he received the praise of NBC’s Fashion Star and actress and style maven, Rachel Bilson (“The O.C.” and “Hart of Dixie”).
Khan truly is the man behind is brand—his look combines the contemporary silhouette and fine sense of color found in the new bespoke shops on Savile Road with playful twists, such as leather driving gloves or a colorful pocket square—epitomizing the 21 dressing.
This sexy entrepreneur says he barely sleeps anymore, but is the happiest he has ever been and we are sure those vibrant silk linings mean his blazers look just as good on the back of his chair as they do on his back.
Khan was kind enough to oblige us with some answers to a few questions from the SWS take on the Proust questionnaire:
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
I think every entrepreneur is, on some level, inspired by the idea that “with enough hard work I can build a life that involves my doing whatever I want every day without worrying about dying homeless.” In other words, I think all of us want to do something we love and make money doing it.
Where do you see your business in ten years?
Bigger. Better Faster. Stronger.
Favorite spot for power networking?
2 AM at the Hamilton and 1776.
What will be your first splurge if you make it big?
Buy my mom whatever she wants.
Is there something (product, service, person, etc.) you cannot live without in your everyday work life?
My iPad Mini with Bluetooth keyboard. I use these bad boys so often that all of my suit jacket pockets are custom cut to fit an iPad Mini and keyboard.
Interested in donning the same threads sported by the likes of soccer/football star Chris Pontius or X-Men and Twilight star Booboo Stewart? Brimble & Clark garments can be custom ordered to your specifications. To browse the B&C look book or arrange for a fitting at your home or office with one of their expert clothiers, check out their website at www.brimbleandclark.com.
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