Master Tailor in Michigan
ABOUT THE TAILOR
Learning the craft
Mohammed started learning the basics of sewing and tailoring back in 1970s and mastered the art of handling thimble. He was involved in multiple projects back then, handling a plethora of fabrics.
Kalam’s enthusiasm for bespoke tailoring made him realize that he had to step out of his comfort zone and gain as much global exposure as possible to hone his skill. Back in the early 80s, he moved to Kuwait and apprenticed under multiple master tailors.
Soon, Kalam realized that if he was to make it to the top, he had to work in New York City-the business and fashion capitol of the world. His dream became a reality in 1990 when he set foot in America- the land of opportunity. His aim was to find his niche. The industry was competitive, but adversaries did not deter his enthusiasm. Against all odds, Kalam got his breakthrough in 1995 when SAKS FIFTH AVE invited him to perform alterations for their high-end clientele. He became one of their favorite and ultimately became their Master tailor.
Coming to the Pure Michigan
Kalam’s wife immigrated to the US in 2001 but she was reluctant to stay in crowded New York. She wanted to start their life in a quaint city with multiple lakes; Michigan was an obvious choice.
In 2004, he was hired by Brooks Brothers located in Somerset Collection Mall in Troy. After a while, he was referred to Burberry’s executives for his unmatched skills and started part-time at Burberry. He quickly gained a loyal clientele who requested he to open his own custom shop in 2009. He was overwhelmed by their support. His clientele were banks executives, Oakland County judges and bureaucrats, and prominent doctors practicing in Southeast Michigan. The clients wanted a more intimate custom tailoring experience, and Kalam was hesitant to leave his stable job at Brooks Brothers.
Finally in 2009, Kalam opened his shop in the uprising city of Royal Oak in the heart of Oakland County. His clients were very happy and he quickly grew his business from only men’s clothing to women’s dresses and wedding dresses. He has been running Crown Tailor since then and is making sure that the customer gets the best experience when they step in his shop. His expertise includes men’s shirts and suits, custom bespoke menswear clothing, tuxedos, top coats, women’s dresses, and wedding dresses. In his shop you can select from a wide variety of fabrics and button designs. He hopes that he continues to serve the customers from Metro Detroit and soon all across from Michigan.