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Edit Module 2015 Best of Chicago

Best High-End Tailor

Photo: Courtesy of Balani Custom Clothiers

Balani Custom Clothiers

55 W. Monroe St.
312-263-9003
balanicustom.com

This 54-year-old family business specializes in bespoke suits and other garments in the world’s most luxurious fabrics (Dormeuil mohair, Loro Piana cashmere). Balani’s obsessive attention to fit has attracted such clients as celeb chef Graham Elliot and former Chicago Bear Israel Idonije. Prices range from $125 for a custom dress shirt to $30,000 for a vicuña suit.  

How to: Fix a hem in an emergency

“Run double-sided tape over the inside of the ripped hem, and fold it up to seal. No tape? Use a safety pin. I can’t say I recommend staplers, but if you’re in a jam, it would work.” —Sonny Balani, CEO of Balani Custom Clothiers

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