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#206 Dominate the business world with the right image | Art Lewin | Manuj Aggarwal

Season 1, Ep. 206

Welcome to the 'Bootstrapping Your Dreams show' Podcast. I'm Manuj Aggarwal, and today I'll be having a fascinating conversation with Art Lewin.


Art is the owner & creative director of Executive Clothiers, one of the nation’s premier Bespoke Clothing Company. He has suited up some of the most successful and influential entrepreneurs and business people globally for over 30 years now.


Some of his loyal clients include royal family members, renowned celebrities like Hugh Hefner, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Wagner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Roberts, Terry Crews, Ernie Johnny Carson and many more including one of the most-watched commercials suiting up William Shatner in Priceline.


He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Esquire, GQ, MyFox 11, Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and numerous other publications, radio shows, and TV programs.



In this episode, Art Lewin talks about:



(1:55) How he got started.


(2:23) His love for dressing up.


(3:22) Significance of dressing well. 


(4:11) Him coming to the USA. 


(4:41) Challenges faced in getting assimilated into the new culture. 


(5:27) His journey and how he got into sales and marketing.


(6:23) His success story. 


(7:29) Delivering a successful sales pitch.


(8:57) The idea behind Bespoke Clothing Company.


(9:28) The status based perspective.


(10:25) How he stays ahead of the competition.


(11:21) Keeping up with the trends and staying at the top of the game.


(13:07) His marketing strategy(TOMA).


(14:16) Impact of COVID-19 on his business. 


(15:08) Being flexible in business. 


(15:53) How does he stay motivated. 


(16:47) How he got started with networking. 


(18:36) Creating his own high-end network.


(19:47) Converting ideas into winning execution.


(21:02) Learning from mistakes.


(21:58) Retaining your best employees. 


(23:11) His drive, determination, and passion for succeeding in life. 


(24:42) Money being a by-product of success. 


(25:12) An interesting story of working with a superstar. 


(26:33) Ways to help entrepreneurs stay motivated 


(27:33) Advice for all young and aspiring entrepreneurs. 


(28:20) How you can connect with him. 



Find Art Lewin on:


Website: https://www.artlewinbespoke.com/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtLewinBespoke/ 


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/artlewinbespoke/



Reach us on:


Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/manuj.aggarwal


Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/manujagro/


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manujaggarwal


 

Manuj’s stories:


Read Manuj’s story here: https://him.innerget.com


And his entrepreneurial journey here: https://www.InnerGet.com



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Take care and see ya!


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