Have you met Jiro Darakian? When you walk into his business at Milan Fine Men’s Clothiers, you’ll be greeted by a third generation tailor with over 38 years of experience doing alterations and making suits in Rhode Island. He honed his skills starting at 16 years of age, working alongside his father who had received a diploma in suit making after studying in Milan. The benefits to customers from this lineage base are immense, because you know you will get the best value and fit, no matter your purchase. “If you’re in a rush, it’s not going to work,” Jiro explains. “That’s why tailoring is meant for three fittings and it takes at least a month.” As the proverb goes: good things come to those who wait.
A well constructed bespoke suit will last many years and is an investment. While the fabric quality is important, it is ultimately the proper fit and color choice that will make it distinguished. “These suits are made to last, where you can wear them for ten years,” Jiro says. “The colors must be right, in relation to your skin tone, your eyes, your hair, and matching your complexion.” Milan Clothiers carries many different styles of suits, from fits like tailored, contemporary and classic to traditional. When you enter the shop, Jiro will work with you to find out your taste and then will create a suit you’ll love.
Beyond suits, Milan carries jeans, sweaters, causal shirts, slacks, belts, ties and bow ties, coats, leather jackets, sport coats, tuxedos, socks, hats and men’s accessories. And because of Jiro’s eagle eye for quality, you know that whatever is in the store will be of good value. “I don’t put that much importance on labels,” he explains. “Those names are heavily marketed, but it doesn’t mean you are receiving good quality.” Jiro is not a salesman; he feels the suit has to sell itself. “I’ve been a tailor my whole life. I see what my customers need, and I try to fill those needs.” Enough said. Visit Milan today for expertly fitted suits and other fine men’s clothing.
178 Wayland Avenue, Providence / 621-6452 and 270 County Road, Barrington / 247-9209.
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