From the very moment that I first visually encountered the distinctive double-breasted, shawl-collared waistcoats of Winston & Lee, I was profoundly aware that I had "discovered" a timeless and elegant illustration of sartorial style and substance.
I could not wait to order several new vests from the varied selection of patterns and colors.
When I eventually connected with the owner and designer, Walter Njboke, I was immediately captivated by his mellifluous tone of voice and resonant accent.
Ah yes, the vocally-cultivated voice had its roots in Nigeria. Walter had originally emigrated to the US to play collegiate sports. However, his connection with fashion has been marinating since, at a young age, Walter began to re-design his clothing to reflect more of his personal statement of style. His enduring attention to detail spans the fashion nuances from buttons, to distinctive palettes of patterns, to fine stitching.
Walter has always been motivated to leave a "lasting impression" through the display of his eye-catching wardrobe. This gift of a discerning fashion sensibility has found root in Walter's company which offers a complete line of readily-available as well as bespoke, clothing, employing the best materials and craftsmanship.
I have fallen in "fashion-love" with Winston and Lee's vests. For me they personify the company's creed of what truly fine clothing can express - that being, an “Outer Sign of an Inner Reality”.
WINSTON & LEE
At Winston & Lee. Our Goal is to make the finest suits and shoes using the best materials and craftsmanship available, at the most affordable costs. This is the only way we can continue to offer our clients and retail customers the best product we can produce. We only use high-end wool fabrics like super 150, Cerrutti 1881, and Zegna wool for our suits. We never repeat a style except by special demand when it’s sold out. This ensures that each piece is as original as the special client. We believe a fine suit should be as unique as the individual.
Our shoes are handmade. We only make 300 pairs each month so that we can focus on the details and the story behind each shoe. They are ultra modern, contemporary and fashion forward in design and style. Our goal is to cater to the need of that distinguish client with distinct taste and lifestyle. This client yearns to be different and not afraid to express themselves through fashion. A lot of our collection focus on color, comfort and elegance
Winston & Lee Foundation
Winston & Lee supports some Non Governmental Organizations that fights the spread of Aids/HIV, Poverty in developing Countries, Cancer, childhood obesity in America, Diabetes, orphaned children, empowerment of women in developing countries.
Each year we pick one of these organizations and contribute to their cause.
We would very much appreciate the support of all our clients that are able and willing to participate in helping us make a difference. In return you will get exclusive passes to all of our events across the country and will have the opportunity to be the first to preview our season collections.
Some Winston & Lee associates taking part in the annual stocking stuffing at Optimist Youth home and Family Services.
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