Our clients are at the heart of everything we do!
Hello! My name is Aarish Mustafa, and I am the founder of The Tailored Foundation. My career started in the Investments and Finance world where the demand for a high-quality and well-fitted wardrobe coupled with an entry-level salary left me frustrated.
It was only then that I set out to establish a brandfor people that were in the same boat as I was while utilizing my upbringing in a culture of smallbusiness and high quality craftsmanship.
An Inspiration and a Pioneer
Tailoring has been at the very core of setting the foundation for our family.When my Grandfather’s pension was not enough to make ends meet at home, my grandmother was determined to not let the family fall apart. Maximizing her sewing and cutting talentsand the limited resources available to her (aka ONE sewing machine), she started teaching a few students from the neighborhood how to sew and stitch. As more students caught wind of the classes, that one sewing machine grew into two–two intofour–four to eight and so on. Eventually a proper industrial home with more than FIFTY machines and multiple shifts came into existence. Not only did this home-built business support the family members, but it also empowered and educated many students, a great majority being women,who went on to establishing small businesses of their own.
The passion for the craft has stayed with the family and continues to inspire the company to find similar families around the world to do business with. We hope to empower individuals on a global level. Currently, The Tailored Foundation is in the process of partnering with organizations that provide vocational training and education in the developing world.
Matt W.Libertyville, IL
“My wife and children gave me several custom shirts from TTF as a Father's Day gift. TTF did an outstanding job with the shirts - great fit and custom details. Aarish's recommendations for contrasting fabrics were perfect. High-quality product. Professional advice. Highly recommended!”
Abbas K.Tempe, AZ
“My wife and children gave me several custom shirts from TTF as a Father's Day gift. TTF did an outstanding job with the shirts - great fit and custom details. Aarish's recommendations for contrasting fabrics were perfect. High quality product. Professional advice. Highly recommended!”
Kenny G.Chicago, IL
“Aarish did an amazing job with my wedding Tuxedo. He made sure that everything fit like a glove and that I was thrilled with the final look of everything. His attention to detail is second to none. I highly recommend getting your suits made by him!”
Emad Z.Lake Forest, CA
“Aarish from The Tailored Foundation suited me up for my wedding and it looked amazing. I love the personal attention that he provides and helped select the perfect style to match my wife's dress. I recommend TTF to anyone looking for a great custom-tailored suit at a great price!”
Asad H.Winter Park, FL
“I requested their service for my wedding and I could not be more impressed with their work! We sat down and went over every detail that I wanted included. The tailoring was beyond perfect! I highly recommend them for all your tailoring needs!”
Abtaha A.Chicago, IL
“I was referred to TTF by a friend of mine and couldn't have been happier. I worked with Aarish on my suit for my wedding and it was the easiest part of the entire wedding process. It was an absolute pleasure working with him. He paid attention to every single detail and provided excellent advice. Everything was done in a very timely manner and he stayed in touch throughout the duration of the process. I can't imagine ever getting a suit anywhere else. Highly recommend him to all!”
Jeremy H.Vernon Hills, IL
“Aarish pulled out something that I didn't think was going to be possible in the time he had. First experience of getting a bespoke suit and I will definitely be back to him for more. He is amazing with the ruler and the suit fit PERFECT and what a suit it is. Highly highly recommend Aarish and his awesome talent!!!”