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Meet Pelumi Oke

Today we’d like to introduce you to Pelumi Oke.

Pelumi, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Absolutely. So, the PELUMI OKE brand was born out of pure frustration. I’ve always had an infatuation with properly made Italian suits but standing 6’3 tall and over 235 lbs, finding a properly fitting suit was a constant battle. While in college, I was sort of the go-to guy when my friends needed help choosing the right attire for an event. In helping my friends, I quickly became familiar with the inns and outs of tailoring and choosing the right materials for a good suit. Thankfully enough, this was around the time I grew a close friendship with Whitney White, a master tailor and someone who would later be a huge motivator and Kick-starter in getting the PELUMI OKE brand off the ground.

Like any good idea, my “Ah Ha!” moment came to me in the shower. I recently ordered an evening jacket online from ASOS for my brother’s birthday celebration in Seattle, Washington and planned on flying out from Houston, TX the next morning. The jacket was snug per usual, only this time, I had to either tailor it or not wear it at all. This was my breaking point. Furious over yet another unfitting suit, I quickly formulated my business plan and vowed to never by another suit or tuxedo that I didn’t personally make. Two years later, here we are.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has been anything but smooth. There were so many times that I really wanted to call it quits and try something else or completely give up on the whole business. I thank God for friends and family who believed in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. I didn’t allow the internal voice of doubt to deceive me while I was preparing something great.

I’d say my biggest challenge was the time it took for me to get everything up and running exactly how I’d envisioned. The start of my business plan to the actual launch of the brand took about 2+ years, but looking back, I wouldn’t trade the amount of knowledge and experience I gained during that time for the world. I believe that I’m better at what I do because of the time I spent struggling through launching the brand. There truly is beauty in the struggle and I look forward to reaping the benefits of it all.

Please tell us more about your brand, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
The PELUMI OKE brand is focused on providing quality tailoring services to men of all body frames across all personal and professional spectrum. Every one of our items is hand-made and custom tailored to you with the highest grade of craftsmanship and quality fabric. Our goal with every client is to provide a service that is second to none while perfecting the needs and demands requested. Whether you’re a business professional closing the biggest deal of your career, an attorney fighting for the common good, or an anxious groom waiting for your bride to walk down the aisle, we want you to feel and look your best in our bespoke suits and/or tuxedos tailored to perfection. What our clients can expect from us is an exceptional service on a professional and personal level as well as extreme attention to detail.

What I’m most proud of so far is what we’ve been able to achieve in such a small amount of time. With over 30% in sales goal within just two months, we’re on pace to reach our first-year revenue mark and still climbing daily.

What I believe sets us apart from the pack is our professionalism. The testimonials come directly from our client’s mouths and everything is genuine and honest. From the beginning of the process to the end of the process, you can expect us to perform in a professional manner, making your experience headache-free. With providing Bespoke tailoring services, so many things can go wrong, and we do our best to avoid any unforeseen hiccups. But if they do arise, we mitigate them in a timely and effective manner in favor of our clients. This isn’t about making a quick buck for us, the happiness of a client with their personal PELUMI OKE piece is what brings us joy. We’re not just looking to create and tailor your clothes, we aim to provide the power that comes with a properly tailored item.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment of my career so far has to be the official launch. I chose to launch the brand on May 12th, 2019 on Mother’s Day. This date has a special place in my heart as my mother has always been my biggest supporter and motivator through this entire process. Without her prayers, I cannot say that I’d be sitting here on the journey of ownership. To add more significance to the day, I granted her 20% of the company she helped launch. My mother hasn’t had the best experiences with Mother’s Days in the past, so my hope is to change the narrative moving forward each year as we celebrate not just Mother’s Day, but the growth of the brand she had such a major impact in launching.

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1 Comment

  1. Charles

    July 16, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    I have a few of Pelumi’s suits. The suits are made of quality material and I always get great compliments on how great it looks. The ordering process is easy and he’s always available when needed. Highly recommended!

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