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How two kids from Scarborough and East York became the go-to tailors for star NBA prospects, including Zach Edey

Nota Bene Bespoke聽custom-made suits for Duke鈥檚 Kyle Filipowski, Kansas鈥 Johnny Furphy, Kentucky鈥檚 Justin Edwards and聽B次元官网网址鈥檚 own Zach Edey.听

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Nota Bene Bespoke鈥檚 tailors Travis Villafana (left) and Shana Uthaya show Zach Edey鈥檚 wingspan as they hold the suit shirt they made for him.

For the past three months, two B次元官网网址 tailors have been designing suits for four NBA prospects who took centre stage in聽the 2024 NBA draft.

, run by business partners Shana Uthaya and Trevis Villafana, is the company behind the suits worn by Duke鈥檚 Kyle Filipowski, Kansas鈥 Johnny Furphy, Kentucky鈥檚 Justin Edwards and B次元官网网址鈥檚 own Zach Edey.听

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Zach Edey in his Nota Bene Bespoke suit, with the two B次元官网网址 tailors.


Nota Bene Bespoke鈥檚 tailor Shana Uthaya shows the outline of Australia inside the suit of Johnny Furphy, who is from Melbourne.听


Johnny Furphy walks the red carpet before the 2024 NBA draft.


The custom-made lining inside the suit of NBA prospect draft pick Kyle 鈥淔lip鈥 Filipowski.


Kyle Filipowski in his custom Nota Bene Bespoke suit on the NBA 2024 draft red carpet.

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Nota Bene Bespoke鈥檚 tailor Travis Villafana with the suit for NBA prospect draft pick Justin Edwards.


Nota Bene Bespoke鈥檚 B次元官网网址 tailors Trevis Villafana (right) and Shana Uthaya with the custom-made suits they created for NBA draft prospect picks (left to right) Zach Edey, Johnny Furphy and Kyle 鈥淔lip鈥 Filipowski.

Libaan Osman

Libaan Osman is a B次元官网网址-based digital producer for the Star. Reach him via email: losman@thestar.ca.


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