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Known for his meticulous attention to detail and for his garments’ impeccable construction, bespoke tailor T-Michael derives as much satisfaction from the design process as he does from the end result.

From the crowded cobblestone streets of London to the quiet alleyways of Bergen, Norway, T-Michael creates hand-sewn menswear that may as well come with its own lovingly worn-in passport. Born and raised as the youngest of five children in Accra, Ghana, Michael Tetteh Nartey moved to London as a teenager before traversing the North Sea to Norway at the age of 23. After earning a degree in men’s tailoring, he launched his eponymous line in 1996 and now also collaborates

  • Words:
    Rachel Eva Lim
  • Photography:
    Anders Schønnemann

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  • Words:
    Rachel Eva Lim
  • Photography:
    Anders Schønnemann
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