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A Fashionable Gentleman Bows Out

Michael Toumbouou took a giant 'leap of faith' 30 years ago when he took over Studio 514 in Centre Road Bentleigh.

In 1987 when Michael bought Studio 514 from the original owners, he was competing against four other menswear stores in Centre Road. He put his heart and soul into creating an iconic shop which has outfitted thousands of men in Bentleigh, Brighton and the south eastern suburbs. Always stylishly dressed, Michael made sure that shopping at Studio 514 was always an elegant experience.

A year ago he announced to his thousands strong customer base that he was closing in 2017. He has thanked them all personally on behalf of himself and his children who are now at university and finishing VCE.

On June 30th, his final day, one remaining rack of clothing had been bagged up for donation to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Looking to the future with excitement and trepidation, Michael looks forward to meeting old customers and his long time retail neighbours when he continues to visit Centre Road Bentleigh.

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