This family-owned business made a name for itself in the 1970s by catering to supersized athletes, like 6'4" NBA legend Walt Frazier. Today, its well-made, traditional suits continue to be a godsend for hard-to-fit sizes. The sprawling wood-paneled shop’s walls are lined with books containing more than 14,000 swatches from mills like Zegna, Holland & Sherry and Loro Piana; depending on the fabric, suits start at $500 and can go up to $6,000 for one fashioned from Scabal’s Super 150 wool blend with 24K gold-thread pinstripes. Owner Mohan “Michael” Ramchandani and his nephew KJ Singh encourage clients to take advantage of the many options available—they can add anything from hidden pockets to a built-in iPod carrier to your suit. Even though garments are created by a team of tailors in Hong Kong, expedited designs can be executed as quickly as one week (the average time frame is three to four weeks). While there’s currently no bespoke tailoring for women, ladies can have their favorite pieces of clothing replicated, including jackets ($500), shirts ($100) and pants ($175).
|Venue name:||Mohan’s Custom Tailors||Contact:|
60 E 42nd St
|Cross street:||between Madison and Parks Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–7:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central|
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