Tailor-made: Get that perfect cut from Mumbai's tailors

Do you often go shopping, marvelling at the prêt-a-porter creations, secretly wishing that the style and cut were more befitting and the price-tag less inhibiting? Then you are at the right place: let’s take you away from the world of whimsical window shopping to the creative realm of nimble-fingered tailors.

For the entire family
Working diligently behind closed doors, to put together ensembles for the entire family, are the craftsmen at Akar Tailors and Clothiers (Matunga), known primarily for efficient service and value-for-money services. Catering to all kinds of customers and stitching everything from salwar kameezes to shirts and trousers is Lucky Tailors (Matunga).

Women’s only
Decking up women in beautiful cuts and styles is Fashions (Thane W), with its extensive range of tops, skirts, dresses, salwar kameezes and chanya cholis. Stitching Punjabi suits is Jethva Bros. Tailors (Matunga) fetches a lot of customers because of a neat job. When it comes to classy Western wear, women can safely count on the expertise of shops like Regal (Bandra W) and Michelle Boutique (Colaba).

Formals for men
Firstman Tailors (Dhobi Talao), dealing exclusively in men’s formals, is known for its good finish and affordable prices. Radiant (Marine Lines), earnest and industrious, mainly caters to men but also stitches that perfect western outfit for women.

Uniforms with a perfect finish
Because of its export-quality finish, Regal, opposite Globus , is now a popular name with the service industry, when it comes to buying uniforms. On the other hand, the airlines industry looks to SS Dias & Sons Men’s Wear (Bandra W) for neat and sassy ensembles. The master craftsmen here also snip out Western formals for both men and women. Check out their amazing fabric lengths and eye-catching ties for men.

Outfits for special occasions
With its stylish wedding outfits and reasonable prices, Bon Collection (Dadar) can truly boast of a large clientele. Besides stitching that perfect wedding garment within a week’s time, Chanel-9 (Bandra W) also provides footwear and other accessories to go with it. Business suits and skirts for the ladies are its forte as well. Kanara Tailors (Dadar) have exquisite tailoring skills and do clothes for the groom-to-be and the guests.

With an abundant sprinkling of tailors in Mumbai, strutting out in style is definitely made easier!

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