Tailor Charles Katsoulakos is closing up shop after more than 55 years. CURRENT PHOTO / LEIGH BLANDER
One of Marblehead’s longest-running businesses is closing next month, and its 96-year-old owner is retiring - reluctantly.
“What am I going to do now?” asked Charles Katsoulakos, who opened his tailor shop more than 55 years ago. “Maybe I’ll sleep a little later.”
Katsoulakos said he has served "hundreds and hundreds" of customers over the decades. He's seen dramatic swings in fashion, but doesn’t have a favorite style.
“For me, it doesn’t make a difference. I’ll narrow the legs or shorten the hemline, to modernize." He enjoys working on prom and wedding dresses the most.
“Those beautiful dresses, I love seeing them,” he said. Many of his customers send him photos of th...