From Milan to Barrington

A third-generation tailor at Milan Fine Clothiers brings a keen eye and expert needle to menswear


Right on Barrington’s busy main drag sits Milan Fine Clothiers, an East Bay staple since 1998 and one-stop shop for men who want to upgrade their look without breaking the bank.

Milan carries a wide range of menswear, from casual pieces to more formal items, including polo T-shirts, khaki pants in an array of colors, denim in a variety of washes, dress shirts, blazers, sweaters and light outerwear. “We carry unique items that are fashionable, but not so much that you cannot wear it after the trend is over,” says Richard Darakian, owner and third-generation tailor. You can also find accessories such as silk ties, belts, socks, hats, leather driving gloves and cologne, and tailoring on the premises for both men and women.

Richard's main specialty is custom clothing, and he works with clients on the entire design process, from choosing the fabric and stitching to pocket placement and buttons. "I have been here for almost 20 years," he says. "I have built relationships with my customers. I know what they like and feel comfortable wearing. I love when I put together outfits, and they come in later saying that they received so many compliments." With his keen eye for detail and expertise, you are guaranteed to look and feel your best.