Peter Balani - Chicago Trunk Show - 1962

                  Peter Balani - Chicago Trunk Show - 1962


In 1953, Peter Balani set out to master the art of crafting custom clothing. He traveled the globe, establishing relationships with some of the top European fabric mills.  

In 1961, he founded BALANI Custom Clothiers in Chicago, serving a small group of dedicated clients. Despite many obstacles, he would successfully run it for the next 40 years.

When Sonny Balani turned 16, his father proudly asked him to join the family business. Like many teenagers, he quickly shut him down, insisting he would pave his own path with a career in finance.    

Undeterred, 10 years later, Peter asked his son again. With years of corporate experience now behind him, Sonny finally recognized the significance of this opportunity. This was a chance to modernize custom clothing, enhance the customer experience, and expand nationwide. 

Today, as we open in our 9th city, it is our clients’ dedication and loyalty we cherish the most. Throughout our expansion, we have remarkably upheld 5-star ratings on Yelp, Google, and Trustpilot in every city we are located.      

Our values of quality and superior service will always be at the core of everything we provide for our clients.  We passionately continue to handcraft each suit, taking pride in even the finest details, just as we have done for the last 56 years.

We invite you to join in Peter's legacy and share in Sonny's vision on our journey through The Custom Life.