Artful Gentleman’s Co-Founder, Chief Designer and Style Curator
Jake Wall comes from a marketing background, with a bachelor’s
degree from University of California, Berkeley, as well as a master’s
degree and an MBA under his belt. However, in 2010, Jake rebooted
his career, becoming a sewing apprentice with classically trained
bespoke tailors in Hong Kong.
Soon after, Jake founded the Artful Gentleman. Artful Gentleman
produces custom-tailored suits, tailored shirts, separates and tuxedos
that address the fashion needs of men and women of all sexual
orientations. The customization process offers up to 500,000
combinations so that no two suits are alike. It is Jake’s personal
mission to inspire others to express themselves through well-fitted,
stylish wardrobe. He is committed to the city’s LGBT community’s
fashion sense and is a published author on gender construction, with
a focus on gender roles in modern comic books.
Artful Gentleman suits were worn by a folk rock band The Lumineers to
the 2013 Grammy Awards and featured in Bay Fashion Magazine
and Bay Area Reporter. Jake also participated in San Francisco Fashion
Week in 2012. Artful Gentleman is the style curator for the nationwide
2013 “Modern Man: Art of the Suit” event, part of the Chivas Regal
“Brotherhood” marketing campaign.