Meet Roger Shamoun, the sharply-dressed Sydney tailor who is next up in our Style Ambassador series. Running Zimma Tailors, a charming shop nestled in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Roger knows a thing or two about suave sartorial style. From his biggest inspirations to his top tips on picking out the perfect pair of frames, we get the lowdown on Sydney’s finest tailor.
Name: Roger Shamoun
Home base: Sydney
Occupation: Designer/Creative/Tailor/Shop keeper/Janitor
What inspires me: Things that come from nothing! I absolutely love seeing something created from nothing. Watching people craft and create tangible products from a raw form, in my opinion is inspiring. It takes a lot out of a person to believe in themselves enough to take that leap and start.
I chose the pair of glasses I’m wearing in this shoot because: I love green! The bamboo arms are very light and the shape has really nice curves!
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is:
- Try on a variety of shapes until you find one you like
- Select a a material
- Work out what size fits your face
- It’s a game of deduction!
I absolutely love seeing something created from nothing. Watching people craft and create tangible products from a raw form, in my opinion is inspiring.
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: Nikola Tesla, the most brilliant!
My favourite source for style inspiration is: That’s tricky! I’m certain in my situation it’s all subconscious. I just go with what is comfortable, I don’t follow trends, just because they change when you don’t!
I would describe my personal style as: Classically inclined with a twist of Roger!
The best way to organise a wardrobe is: Everything has its own space.
Favourite city to go shopping is: If I’m shoe shopping, it’s got to be Florence.
Final Word: It’s in the details!