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Dear Upper East Side,


After 14 great years, I have made the bittersweet decision to close Dashnor Tailoring and pursue other opportunities. Owning my own tailor shop in NYC was a long-time dream and you have made the reality greater than I had imagined. Thank you for the chance to be a part of this community and to help dress you.


The shop will be closed effective August 8th. Please remember to pick up any remaining items before that date.


I hope to continue to see many of you in the neighborhood.


With much gratitude,



Dashnor “Dino” Begaj has over 40 years of experience as a couturier in the fashion industry, working with iconic brands such as Tom Ford and Giorgio Armani. 


Dashnor first noticed the art of tailoring watching his mother make clothes for the people in her town of Hekal. Although she did not have a formal education, her simple tailored clothing was elegantly crafted.


At age 16, Dashnor opened his own tailor shop in Hekal, Albania, where he created garments for both men and women from whole cloth. When he turned 19, Dashnor earned a coveted spot at the Tailor's Institute in the capital, Tirana-- where he later became an instructor. In 1997, political turmoil in Albania prompted Dashnor and his family to move to  Italy. There, working in Milan, he received the nickname “Dino”and his experience, persistence and hard work established his reputation as a master tailor.

In 1998, Dashnor was granted the opportunity to come to the U.S., where once again he proved his mettle. In a few years, he became one of the head tailors at Giorgio Armani, where his talent was spotted by up-and-coming designer Tom Ford. Ford asked Dino to help run the fledgling brand's tailoring division. Dino once again rose to the top, becoming known for his impeccable craftsmanship and his honest demeanor with the celebrity clientele.


The friendships he built at Tom Ford and Armani allowed him to branch out and in 2009 he opened his own tailor shop on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Since then, Dino has continued to service clients from Tom Ford and Armani, in addition to building up his own list of loyal clients.


320 E 81 ST

NEW YORK, NY 10028

P. 212.861.1157




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