Photo Credit: Anthony Becht, Mohan “Mike” Ramchandani, Oscar (The Doe Fund), Walt “Clyde” Frazier. (© PRNewsFoto/Mohan’s Custom Tailors)
Mohan’s Custom Tailors is thrilled that Walt “Clyde” Frazier, the National Basketball Association (NBA) New York Knicks legend, and iconic MSG Network Knicks on-air color commentator, was just inducted, for a second time, into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Mr. Frazier received his latest accolade this week (in February 2022) for his work as a broadcaster. This honor came during the NBA’s historic 75th Season–the league was founded as the “Basketball Association of America (BAA)” in 1946, and a ceremony was just held in Cleveland during the annual NBA All-Stars weekend.
Mohan’s is celebrating our 50th Anniversary in business in New York. For over four decades, we have been honored to have an exclusive relationship with Mr. Frazier (whom we are honored, by his permission, to affectionately call “Clyde”)–custom-designing and hand-making all of his famed, unique patterned and other vibrant suits and shirts through our bespoke process. This one-of-a-kind style icon makes all of his own design choices for his custom suits, shirts, and accessories, then we have created and continue to create them to every one of Clyde’s detailed specifications.
He described his process with Mohan’s in a 2016 article in GQ Magazine, entitled, “Walt “Clyde” Frazier Is Still the NBA’s Greatest Style God—and He Knows It”:
What’s the one thing you’re most excited to wear this Fall? Have you purchased any new threads?
I have a batch of suits at Mohan’s, which is my tailor [in New York City.] I have 14 suits that should be done now. These are ones I designed—I got the fabrics, I picked the cuts, some of them have a shawl collar, others a peak collar, some are two-button fronts…I have kind of a tuxedo-type front, like kind of spread out in the front rather than coming together. I’m curious to see how those suits turned out, man. I had some greens and all different types of colors.
All of your suits are custom?
Yeah, they’re custom. My guy at Mohan’s does my suits, my shirts…
Also, see this fantastic tribute to Clyde’s style and the suits and other wardrobe items exclusively made for him by Mohan’s in Sports Illustrated (from 2016).
Three TV spots highlighting Clyde’s epic style and our exclusive collaboration appear below. One is with Fox5 New York WNYW Sports Extra, with host, Tina Cervasio, and another with the ever-stylish Dean Meminger, Jr. (son of NBA star Dean Meminger), on NY1 News. (Both contain interviews conducted at Mohan’s showroom and on the floor of Madison Square Garden.) The third video is a Mohan’s TV spot wherein Clyde blessed us with his presence.
CONGRATULATIONS on your latest well-deserved honor, great Clyde Frazier. We thank you for your faith in Mohan’s to support your paramount style needs for all of these years, and we look forward to continuing our work with you for many years to come!
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