From cozy corsets to huge ruffled skirts, this Bur Dubai gem is ideal for all Indian clothing. And Rinco is extra special for a couple of reasons. Firstly, as in Kachins and Lobos, you can buy fabric in-store, saving you from having to wander off to the nearest fabric shop and choose it yourself. Without the assistance of your tailor, this can put rather too much pressure on you and the fabric salesman to guess which cloth is going to work best with your item.
Secondly, the storeowner (‘Rinco’, we’re guessing) designs clothes, as well as amends and copies them, to be sold them in another shop. He’s therefore a dab hand at directing his tailors to cut the very best shapes and fits. This extra edge seems to give them the confidence to exceed expectations: when we took in material that we liked and asked for a churidha (tightly fitting trousers worn under a smock), they matched it with a gold scarf in different material and used a spare flower detail from our fabric to make an additional, customer-satisfying scarf holder.
It’s all in the added touches. They’re also very reasonable. Our tailor-made outfit would have cost around Dhs1,000 if made elsewhere, but here we got it for Dhs250 – a snip. And when they’re asked to work to an especially tight deadline, they don’t come undone. A visiting friend once urgently needed a tuxedo and two suits made within 24 hours, and they managed it with style. What’s more – because we’re reliable repeat customers they didn’t charge us a dirham more than usual. Rinco couldn’t get it more right.