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Family tradition

Style is a state of mind. As a young boy growing up in New York City, I often rode the subway to work with my grandfather. Jerome Drotman to his brick and mortar business in the Garment District of Manhattan. this is the story of Onyx Custom Shirt Co. & the inspiration for Onyx Custom Suiting.

My grandfather was the Patriarch, a father figure, a man that commanded great respect and spoke softly. throughout my childhood as well as a young adult I looked to him for advice and loved to be by his side.

Onyx Custom Shirt Company was founded in 1946. in honor of his loving wife eleanor my grandfather jerome named his new fledgling business after her birth stone, onyx.

'Pop" as he was known to the family had a shop that was filled to brim with piles of cotton textiles - every shape, color and texture you could imagine. It was a wonderful playground, for the mind and for any young boy with a sense of adventure. He would regale me with stories of the past, of a time when there was a deeper appreciation for a well tailored shirt and suit. A WW2 veteran He shared stories of the love for his business and the pride he had for the clients past, when he hand made shirts for johnny carson & ricki ricardo as well as many prominent but lesser known "wise guys" of the time. My grandfather taught me that personal style truly does make a man. His philosophy inspired me to pay homage to his craft and keep Onyx alive in his memory, reinvented as Onyx Custom Suiting.


We love clothes

It was so great working with Ben before our wedding on my man's custom made suit! He made my fiancé look amazing before he became my husband. So handsome and perfectly fitting, he went out of his way to make sure Jacinto looked perfect. He even came to our house with examples of different materials, cuts and lengths so he could comfortably try things on and have a good fitting experience. I would recommend Ben to anyone needing a custom suit for any occasion.
- Kelly Nicolaisen

Onyx was a pleasure to work with. Ben was attentive, timely, and well versed in his materials and he was able to pick out something that would work well for me in any season. The measurements were quick but when Ben hand delivered the suit we assumed it would need some finishing alterations as is normal... But I put it on and it fit perfectly. Thanks Onyx for all your expertise and superior customer service.
- Noah Crawford

I came to Onyx Custom Suiting for custom suit for my wedding day and working with Ben was an absolute pleasure! He presented me with many different options and was attentive to my vision. Through out the process I felt no pressure and the experience was very relaxed and comfortable. Ben is very knowledgeable and made suggestions I had never even considered that made the end result even better than i had hoped or expected. The suit fit perfect and was unique to me and its was the small details suggested by Ben that were a hit at my wedding! I would highly recommend choosing Onyx Custom Suiting to any and all!
-Miguel Gamboa