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Men's custom clothiers celebrates opening of first Houston store with "Scotches and Swatches"

Men's custom clothiers celebrates opening with "Scotches and Swatches"

News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Melvin Johnson, Rachel Castillo and Kara Denney Burke
Melvin Johnson, Rachel Castillo, Kara Denney Burke. Photo by Shannon K Photography
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Mary Kueser, Luke Fertitta
Mary Kueser, Luke Fertitta. Photo by Shannon K Photography
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Raven Garris and Jonathan Fiant
Raven Garris, Jonathan Fiant. Photo by Shannon K Photography
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Meggie Wardrope, Gilbert Priest
Meggie Wardrope, Gilbert Priest Photo by Shannon K Photography
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Sonny and Sheetal Balani, Neena and Peter Balani
Sonny Balani, Sheetal Balani, Neena Balani, Peter Balani. Photo by Shannon K Photography
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Greg Bowhuis, Jeff Shell, Adam Leibold
Greg Bowhuis, Jeff Shell, Adam Leibold. Photo by Shannon K Photography
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Phillip Adesulu, Samuel Thompson, David Rochez
Phillip Adesulu, Samuel Thompson, David Rochez. Photo by Shannon K Photography
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Nick Florescu, Georgeta Teodorescu, Ben Berg.jpg
Nick Florescu, Georgeta Teodorescu, Ben Berg. Photo by Shannon K Photography
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Christian Boehm, Dr. Wayne Franklin
Christian Boehm, Dr. Wayne Franklin. Photo by Shannon K Photography
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Raven Garris and Jonathan Fiant
Raven Garris, Jonathan Fiant. Photo by Shannon K Photography
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Melvin Johnson, Rachel Castillo and Kara Denney Burke
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Mary Kueser, Luke Fertitta
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Raven Garris and Jonathan Fiant
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Meggie Wardrope, Gilbert Priest
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Sonny and Sheetal Balani, Neena and Peter Balani
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Greg Bowhuis, Jeff Shell, Adam Leibold
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Phillip Adesulu, Samuel Thompson, David Rochez
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Nick Florescu, Georgeta Teodorescu, Ben Berg.jpg
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Christian Boehm, Dr. Wayne Franklin
News, Shelby, Balani Opening, Nov. 2015, Raven Garris and Jonathan Fiant

What: Balani Custom Clothiers grand opening.

Where: The new shop at 3601 W. Alabama.

The scoop: Balani owners flew in from home base in Chicago to christen the new store, Balani's first in Texas and fifth in the U.S. The evening, benefiting the American Heart Association, was billed as "Scotches and Swatches." Serving as chairs were Scott Bayley, Lucas Fertitta, Nick Florescu, Russell Labrasca, Jeff Shell and Dr. Wayne Franklin.

In addition to checking out the chic threads, guests sampled fine Scotches presented by  William Grant & Sons featuring The Balvenie and Glenfiddich. And what's a great Scotch without a good cigar? The hand-cut stogies were provided by Jonathan Fiant of Cigars by Jonathan while B&B Butchers and Restaurant provided sustenance.

Who: Sheetal and Sonny Balani, Neena and Peter Balani, Rachel Castillo, Ben Berg, Melvin Johnson, Denney Burke, Mary Kueser, Raven Garris, Jonathon Fient, Meggie Wardrope, Gilbert Priest and Georgeta Teodorescu.

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