STUDIO HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 10:00AM-6:00PM • SATURDAY 11:00AM-4:00PM • APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
tel 941 366-7780 | fax 941 366-2874 | 1530 Dolphin Street, Studio Five, Sarasota, Florida 34236
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Henry "Hank" Battie, President
Cravats' (which means necktie in French) is a retail operation that specializes in custom shirts, clothing, and fine accessories primarily for men, but we also offer the same custom services for women as it relates to blouses and tailored clothing. As one of our premier services, we also do wardrobe consultations and in-home wardrobe coordination for those who are style or fashion-challenged. We have a full-time tailor on our staff that allows us to do "custom" alterations by appointment in your home, office, or our studio. Our market is the world-wide stage. Sarasota being the vacation resort city that it is, our client base is international.
Cravats' first opened shop in the Sarasota Quay in September of the same year as Cravats' Custom Shirts and Fine Accessories in a newly built-out space of 350 square feet. While most of our clients prefer coming to the studio, we also visit clients in their homes or offices. We call it "Have swatches, will travel." In January of 1992, we expanded our services to include custom clothing and added another 275 square feet of showroom space that we aptly named the "Boardroom." Today, the studio boasts a very happy client base of over 2,500.
"The most important thing we do is return a good fitting garment. Aside from the many different measurements we take, understanding the customer's individual needs and desires is very essential to the finished product. We take the necessary time to talk to customers so that we understand what's important to them and their needs, which is why we can truly proclaim 'Pure Elegance in Fitting Fashion' as our slogan."
The studio also carries a full line of men's accessories including neckties, bowties, ascots, scarves, shirt-tie jewelry, belts, suspenders, pocket handkerchiefs, hosiery, shoes, vintage watches, and small leather goods.
Long considered the premier custom clothier of the Florida west coast, Cravats' was founded in 1990 by its current owner and President, Henry "Hank" Battie. Combined, the Cravats' staff shares over 65 years of expertise.
In addition to unparralleled customer service, the pride of Cravats' is in producing the finest custom made shirts and clothing for men and women available anywhere. Styling is limited only by your own imagination.