Founder and Owner of Massimo Roma

meet the founder


“Your clothes are the expression of who you are, what you love and what inspires you.”

Custom Clothier – Founder of Massimo Roma

Born and raised in Rome, I have spent my last fifteen years dedicating myself to what I always loved: menswear. However my passion for being well-dressed started a long time ago, with my first 17 professional years, when I had to wear an impeccable military uniform. This experience probably gave me the clinical eye for “perfection” that I am using for our bespoke program.

Having worked for so long in the industry, I have had the luck to connect with key people in the industry. This way I have not only grown under the professional aspect but also built relationships that allow MASSIMO ROMA to offer affordable top-quality products at affordable prices.

Today, after having served over 6000 clients (from all over the world), I still enjoy helping people building their wardrobes that reflect their personalities/style, just like the first day I started.
My goal is not only to get my clients dressed well but also to leave with them a unique shopping experience that leaves a personal connection with their Custom Clothier.

I speak fluently Italian, English, Swedish, Spanish and Portuguese.

Paolo Spolverini

Store Manager & Fit Expert

Paolo Spolverini

Paolo Spolverini was born and raised in Italy. He is a highly experienced store manager and fit expert; he developed his skills at a very important tailoring company in Italy, working with famous brands such as Zegna, Armani, Ferre’, Tom Ford, etc.
With expertise in custom tailoring, fitting, and fabrics, Paolo brings a wealth of knowledge to his role. He possesses exceptional interpersonal skills, creating a welcoming environment for clients and providing personalized assistance.
Paolo is fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish, allowing him to connect with a diverse clientele. His meticulous eye for detail ensures impeccable fittings, enhancing the confidence and style of customers.
With a passion for delivering personalized service, Paolo’s dedication to providing exceptional tailoring solutions makes him an invaluable asset to the store.

Hector Blake

Master Tailor

Hector Blake

Hector Blake, a master tailor with an impressive career spanning over several decades, began his journey as an apprentice tailor in Jamaica at the age of 15. He honed his skills at the Jamaica School of Fashion, acquiring a strong foundation in the art of tailoring. In 1978, he ventured out and established his own successful tailoring business in Jamaica, which thrived until 1993 when he made the life-changing decision to relocate to the United States.

Upon arriving in the States, Hector joined European Fashion, where his exceptional tailoring abilities garnered recognition. Macy’s soon recognized his talent and invited him to lead their alterations department as a Master Tailor. From 2006 to 2017, Hector dedicated his expertise to Brooks Brothers, where he meticulously handled all men’s and women’s alterations, showcasing his specialized skills in jacket reconstruction, trousers re-cutting, and women’s apparel.

With his profound knowledge and extensive experience, Hector has become renowned for his craftsmanship and attention to detail. As a master tailor, he continues to deliver impeccable results, bringing his clients’ garments to life with precision and finesse.

Hector is fluent in English and Patois.

Jocelyn Reyes

Tailor & Fashion Designer

Jocelyn Reyes

Jocelyn Reyes is a skilled fashion professional specializing in traditional and machine sewing, fitting, apparel repairs, and alterations. With a BFA in Fashion Design from Parson School of Design, she has a solid foundation in garment construction, drafting, and pattern making. Jocelyn has honed her expertise through diverse roles at renowned companies. She spent four years at Patagonia, contributing to garment construction and sewing in the outdoor apparel sector. As an Alteration Specialist at David’s Bridal, she ensured impeccable fits for wedding gowns and garments, while her time as a tailor at Levi Strauss allowed her to master denim alterations and repairs. Jocelyn’s passion for fashion and commitment to excellence drive her work, whether she’s creating custom designs, altering garments, or constructing flawless pieces. Her technical skills, combined with her artistic vision, make her a sought-after professional in the industry, providing exceptional services to her clients.

Jocelyn is fluent in English and Spanish.

Gabriela Akel

Artist/Designer & Entrepreneur

Gabriela Akel

Social Media Expert

Multidisciplinary artist, designer, and young entrepreneur. Gabriela has a solid background in fine arts, she is pursuing a degree in fashion design at Parsons School of Design, where she explores the connection between conceptual art and material exploration on the body.
Gabriela’s latest endeavor is Scellan Terr, an online platform that provides the mindful consumer with a transparent retail experience curated to enrich your wardrobe and positively impact our planet.

Gabriela, is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish and some Italian.