By: Alison Kirk

March 2021


Ziyaad  Nanabhay is the mastermind and managing director of Cavalier Suits.  At Cavalier we believe that your wedding suit is the most important suit you will ever wear.  Is is a reflection of who you are, says Ziyaad.  At Cavalier it is their pleasure to take their clients on the journey of their bespoke suit and to make the experience memorable.  Ziyaad has a passion for flair and the exotic.  He is inspired by the satisfaction and light in the clients’ eyes when they fit their finished masterpiece suit.  Each suit is a work of art brought to life by their team of master tailors with over 40 years of experience.

Cavalier stores in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg and The Pearls at Umhlanga are theatres of style and elegance. Cavalier stores are dedicated to the modern gentleman providing bespoke suits, shirts and accessories. These include shoes, belts, a large selection of ties, bow ties and unique cuff links to complement your outfit. There are also niche perfumes, perfect grooming products and cigars. 

Cavalier specialize in the crafting of wedding suits. A fine fitting garment is guaranteed and hand crafted to perfection. Each suit is hand crafted using the worlds finest cloths and guaranteed to fit perfectly. Each suit takes an average of 168 man hours to complete. Cavalier pride themselves on delivering the highest standards of service and an unforgettable customer experience. No experience can compare to perfectly fitting the highest quality custom designed suit, made by hand, specifically for you.

Various price points cater to a wide range of gentlemen.  What influences the price is the cloth selection.  Only the finest imported cloths are used, including those of Dormeuil, Holland and Sherry, Loro Piana and others.

At Cavalier particular attention is given to grooming and image for the discerning gentleman. 


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