Nathalie Marchal looks at Atelier NA, a tailoring firm that believes in technology and quality.
Whether you are a neophyte or an unconditional adept of personalization, the garment made just for you is a fitted pleasure – but it has its pitfalls. Enter Atelier NA.
By creating Atelier NA six years ago, François Chambaud and Nicolas Wolfovski started with a statement: the traditional tailor is expensive and difficult to approach, but also ready-to-wear is not suitable is not everyone’s cup of tea. And the brand stands out today as the French leader in custom-made products, thanks to a talent for harmoniously combining the two fundamental elements that make up its DNA: the 100% integration of its production workshop of 5,000 m2 and technological innovation. The result is totally personalized clothing for the price of ready-to-wear. Unique and created from scratch – without reference to a template.
A revolution in measurement
To do this, these gentlemen need only to take you to the 3D measuring cabin which is present in all of the company’s shops. This revolutionary process, which has made Atelier NA famous, takes most of the measurements of a body – almost 200 – in just one second. In other words, the saving of time achieved compared to taking measurements is very substantial, allowing them to focus fully on the vital details and finishes, such as a complete interfacing.
For the finishing touches, some additional manual measurements determine the neck measurement, the length of the legs or the location of the belt – the sort of enlightened advice one expects in a tailor’s such as this. And then, the garment will be made from scratch based on information collected in the shop. Ordering a tailor-made suit between two appointments or during the lunch break is no longer a challenge.