Entrepreneurship Bootcamp: Zero to One- How To Build The Future

Interview: Bombay Shirt Company Founder & CEO, Akshay Narvekar with IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry

MARCH 2021

The Corona Quilt Project Is The Perfect Artistic Ode To A Year Spent In Lockdown

The Corona Quilt Project, an initiative in collaboration with Bombay Shirt Company was born as a way to connect people, discuss self-expression and mental health, and bring communities together. 

MARCH 2021

Our Top 5 Summer Shirts From The Bombay Shirt Company And How To Style Them

At Bombay Shirt Company, the devil in the details, with internationally sourced fabric, interlining from Germany and exciting details like custom-made buttons. They use only the finest raw materials when putting together the most unique shirts, made only to fit you. 

March 2021

5 Labels That Should Be On Your Radar For Their Gender-Agnostic Aesthetic And Conscious Designs

Good basics make the foundation for every kind of wardrobe. If there is anything that has helped us sail through the past year, it’s comfortable clothing, partially giving us a sense of warmth and safety in an otherwise uncertain world.

MARCH 2021

The Corona Quilt Project Turns 12,000 Accounts Of The Pandemic Into Art Installations across Mumbai

The Corona Quilt Project was conceived during the initial weeks of the pandemic as a way to connect people, discuss self-expression and mental health. It is a collaborative endeavour of IIFL, The Godrej Group, JSW, Bombay Shirt Company, Bombay Municipality Community (BMC). 

MARCH 2021

Custom Made With Pride

We talked to Akshay Narvekar of Bombay Shirt Company on how to reinforce that world class quality and product design and this is what he had to say.

FEBRUARY 2021

Podcast: Our Founder & CEO, Akshay Narvekar With Varun Duggirala On Advertising Is Dead

Scaling a 'Bespoke' Business. Watch our Founder & CEO, Akshay Narvekar talk about his journey and evolution of the business.

FEBRUARY 2021

Hubert Point-Du Jour - In His Own Style

When Hubert Point-Du Jour arrived at our NYC studio we were blown away by his warmth, charm, and enthusiasm to have fun exploring the lower Manhattan Seaport area. But also we were impressed with his great sense of effortless, classic, cool, and personal style.

november 2020

The New Rules Of Waist-Up Dressing

As work from home continues amidst the pandemic, stylists suggest ways to enhance your personal style for video calls.

MAY 2020

The Next 10 Years

To understand how Bombay Shirt Company's tech disruption is benefiting the fashion industry today and the expected evolution it will drive in the next decade, tune in!

MARCH 2020

A Blue 2020: Bombay Shirt Company Boss Predicts Summer Trends

Akshay Narvekar predicts that the trend for the summer of 2020 will be a lot of blues, especially in denims and linen.

FEBRUARY 2020

Art On My Sleeve

Lokesh Karekar, founder of Mumbai-based studio Locopopo, collaborated with Bombay Shirt Company, and designed prints for the brand’s latest collection.

FEBRUARY 2020

“Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken.”: Akshay Narvekar, Founder Bombay Shirt Company

Akshay Narvekar talks about his personality in this detailed Proust questionnaire, read on as he gives us an inside look into his very personal thoughts.

FEBRUARY 2020

Bombay Shirts Headquarters

This is a 4000s ft office that we designed and executed in 40 days flat.

JANUARY 2020

Bombay Shirt Company Offices – Mumbai

Bombay Shirt Company has a happy new workspace, an office in Mumbai that embodies the warmth, brightness and color of the online custom shirt retailer.

JANUARY 2020

Stitching tech into cuffs and collars

The new office of Bombay Shirt Company’s Akshay Narvekar reflects the changing identity of a luxury apparel brand that combines physical assets and digital mindsets.

JANUARY 2020

Summary Of Crucial Fundings, Bombay Shirt Company Is A Part Of

Apparel and fashion startup, Bombay Shirt Company, raised $8 million from early-stage venture capital firm Lightbox Ventures in its latest equity funding round.

DECEMBER 2019

Lightbox Invests $8 Million In Customized apparel brand Bombay Shirt Company Through Series B Round

Bombay Shirt Company, a customized apparel brand, has bagged $8 million (approx INR 56 crore) in Series B from Lightbox, reported Mint.

DECEMBER 2019

Akshay Narvekar on CNBC TV18

Mr Akshay Narvekar, founder Bombay Shirt Company on CNBC TV18 Startup Street sharing his vision, expansion plans and competitive advantage.

DECEMBER 2019

Lightbox invests in Bombay Shirt Company

Mumbai based VC firm Lightbox, invests $8M in Bombay Shirt Company. The story was covered in ET Now Startup Central Fatafat.

DECEMBER 2019

Bombay Shirt Company Raises $8 Million From Lightbox

With this, the total capital raised so far stands at $11 million, according to a company statement. The Mumbai-based company started as an online customized shirt brand in 2012, with an initial funding of ₹7 lakh.

DECEMBER 2020

Bombay Shirt Company On The Hot Seat With Shruti Mishra

Bombay Shirt Company, a fashion e-commerce venture has raised $8 million from Mumbai-based venture capital firm Lightbox.

DECEMBER 2019

India Deal Monitor: Lightbox Puts $8 Million In Bombay Shirt Co. And More Updates

Tomorrowland Apparels Pvt. Ltd, which operates apparel brand Bombay Shirt Company, has raised $8 million in equity financing from venture capital firm Lightbox.

DECEMBER 2019

Journey Of The 'Tailor-Made' Biz

Akshay Narvekar on why he chose to swap the stethoscope with shirts, and how he stitched together the Bombay Shirt Company.

FEBRUARY 2019

Akshay Narvekar: The Cuffs And Collar Man

The founder of Bombay Shirt Company tells Mint about setting up a fashion brand one stitch at a time, and how he wants to be a democratic brand.

DECEMBER 2018

GQ’s 50 Most Influential Young Indians of 2018

When the narrowest of gaps opened in the fashion business, Akshay Narvekar jumped in, and jacked it wide open. In 2012, he launched the Bombay Shirt Company, combining his frustration over finding an affordable, high-quality, customised shirt in India, expertise working at BCBGMAXAZRIA and a private equity firm in LA and hunger to start his own business

DECEMBER 2018

Bombay Shirt Company: Refining the Art of Accessible Custom Made Shirts

BSC can make you a custom shirt, including your collar style, button choice, monogram and more, starting at under 2000 bucks.You can choose it all online in under 5 minutes, don’t need to have your measurements handy and the variety of their fabric selection (over 400 online!) is top notch.

NOVEMBER 2018

February Twenty Eighteen

I was invited by the lovely girls at Pop Comms to have a bespoke shirt made for me by the Bombay Shirt Company who are located in DIFC and the whole experience was fantastic. It was also an education-I literally knew nothing about tailoring to this level but every detail of the shirt was completely customisable.

APRIL 2018

Flannels Good For City Weather

Summer is already here and so are flannel plaid shirts. With a weather like Bengaluru’s, where rain and the chilly wind is almost unpredictable, this fabric does quite the job. For Akshay Narvekar, founder, Bombay Shirt Company, flannel shirts are synonymous with cool, effortless and casual wear.

APRIL 2018

I Got My First Custom-Made Shirt And I'll Never Go Back To A High Street Chain Again

A good shirt is something I have reserved for more formal situations likes business meetings or job interviews. Bombay Shirts however, has completely changed my mind. The company, which as the name suggests, was first established in Bombay, India, has since branded out to places around the country, New York, and now Dubai.

APRIL 2018

Bespoke Shirts Just Became A Necessity

I Got My First Custom-Made Shirt and I'll Never Go Back to a High Street Chain Again

FEBRUARY 2018

Bespoke Bombay Bites Into Big Apple: Akshay Narvekar Of Bombay Shirt Company Opens His Store In New York

Akshay Narvekar, founder of Bombay Shirt Company (BSC), has joined the big league. The India-based bespoke shirt manufacturer opened a flagship store in New York last month, which means that he is one of the major players in customised tailoring for men and will rub shoulders with industry populars such as Stantt, Alton Lane, M Tailor, Indochino, Marcella and Proper Cloth.

JANUARY 2018

A Kala Ghoda Boutique Makes Customised Shirts For Men That Are Perfect To Wear To Work

For anyone struggling to find the perfect shirt for office, Bombay Shirt Company at Kala Ghoda tailors made-to-measure ones that are entirely customisable - from the fabric used to the detailing on your cuffs. There are few things that can beat the luxury of bespoke clothing, especially when that comes in the form of a well-tailored shirt.

JANUARY 2018

The Bombay Shirt Company finds a home in the city of New York

The Bombay Shirt Company, as the name suggests takes pride in its city of origin, Mumbai. Known for their custom-tailored shirts, BSC’s offerings are for the corporate crowd, yet anything but generic. BSC originally started out as an online store in 2012, extending to stores in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkatta, New Delhi and Dubai, and now, the label has found a new home. Carrying forward their minimalist urban aesthetic, the Bombay Shirt Company has a new space in SoHo, New York City. Vogue spoke to founder and creative director Akshay Narvekar about the big move.

JANUARY 2018

3 Modern Takes on the Humble Button-Down Shirt

Making waves in India and the Middle East since launching in 2012, Bombay Shirt Company is the vision of a thoroughly modern shirt brand. Now, the digital-first label has landed in the U.S., opening a store in SoHo and making its extensive range of shirts available to purchase stateside for the first time.

JANUARY 2018

How Many Books Are Too Many?

A bookoholic by nature, Akshay Narvekar's favourite books are typically autobiographies of successful entrepreneurs.

DECEMBER 2017

Our Fabrics Are Sourced Centrally From Our Manufacturing Unit In Mumbai: Akshay Narvekar

In conversation with Akshay Narvekar, Founder and Creative Director, Bombay Shirt Company, who speaks about his brand and its future expansion plans.

DECEMBER 2017

Bombay Shirt Company Opens Flagship Boutique In New York

Bombay Shirt Company has opened a flagship store in New York. It is the first North American location for the Bombay, India-based bespoke shirt manufacturer. The Bombay Shirt Company is unlike all other custom shirt companies, as its customers select from a wide range of custom details, from the type of cuff they want to the collar and cut they prefer, without affecting the price of the shirt or delaying the two week delivery time.

DECEMBER 2017

Bombay Shirt Co. To Open First U.S. Store

Bombay Shirt Company, an Indian online custom shirt brand, will open its first American store in New York’s SoHo on Wednesday. The unit, at 223 Mott Street, will offer a variety of men’s custom shirts that will sell for $59 and up, with most selling for less than $200. Both casual and dress shirts will be offered and fabric choices include Egyptian cottons, linens, denims, flannels and others from India, Italy, Japan, Portugal and Turkey.

DECEMBER 2017

Bombay Shirt Company founder Akshay Narvekar's fitness mantra: Don't follow the crowd

Good clothes and a great body complement each other, feels Bombay Shirt Company founder, Akshay Narvekar. The 35-year- old entrepreneur is a sports buff and believes that playing a sport is the best way to stay fit.

DECEMBER 2017

5 Minutes With Akshay Narvekar

We caught up with the entrepreneur and design-lover, Akshay Narvekar – Founder of Bombay Shirt Company, for a rapid-fire Q&A.

NOVEMBER 2017

Measure Of A Man

Different brands pride themselves on various procedures and selections which they tout as their USP - Bombay Shirt Company, for example, is ultra-choosy when it comes to its raw materials. “Selecting a fabric is where the process of crafting the perfect custom-made shirt starts,” says Akshay Narvekar, founder of the Bombay Shirt Company, “We work with only a handful of suppliers across the world, to bring our customers the best quality Egyptian cotton and pure linens.”

NOVEMBER 2017

Bombay Shirt Co. To Increase Store Count

Bombay Shirt Company (BSC), an online custom-made shirt brand, has drawn up plans to expand its geographical footprint across the country, said founder - Akshay Narvekar.

NOVEMBER 2017

Men, There's A New Store In Town From Bombay And It Specialises In Custom Formals Just For You

Bombay Shirt Company (BSC), an online custom-made shirt brand, has drawn up plans to expand its geographical footprint across the country, said founder - Akshay Narvekar.

NOVEMBER 2017

Made To Measure

With Egyptian cotton and flannel from Europe, Bombay Shirt Company promises breezy fabrics and custom fits

NOVEMBER 2017

Suits & Now Shirts; Sood Is Expanding Its Menswear Gamut

The first floor of the design den – Sood, is now home to Bombay Shirt Company, with a 800 sq.ft space dedicated to customized shirts.

NOVEMBER 2017

Try Some Muted Shades This Autumn-Winter

Revive your wardrobe this winter season with printed denim shirts, check shirts in muted colours such as olive green and classic footwear like leather sneakers and ankle length boots.

OCTOBER 2017

Try Some Muted Shades This Autumn-Winter

High top leather sneakers in classic tones of tan, blue, black, wine and burgundy are quite in vogue and look on top of the fashion when teamed with slim fit denims and mock layered zippers.

OCTOBER 2017

Try Some Muted Shades This Autumn-Winter

Akshay Narvekar, Founder of Bombay Shirt Company, Ishaan Sachdeva, Director of Alberto Torresi and Tabby Bhatia, Director of Voganow.com doles out tips on how to remain fashionable with muted shades the coming season.

OCTOBER 2017

Men, move Over Dark Tones, Try Some Muted Shades This Autumn-Winter

In preparation for winter, revive your wardrobe with a fresh whiff of rich fabrics and classic footwear to keep yourself in line with the latest fashion but don’t forget to indulge in muted and autumnal shades apparels to enhance the sharp and robust look, say experts.

OCTOBER 2017

This Curated List Is All You Need To Upgrade Your Gifting Game

Designer bags, colognes, travel kits and more: 30 ideas from GQ’s Diwali gifting guide for men.

OCTOBEBR 2017

Indian Men Are Falling In Love With Their Mirrors—And Fashion Brands Are Taking Note

The Bombay Shirt Company goes a step further: On its website, shoppers can customise their shirts down to the button and its thread after selecting from a vast variety of fabrics, including checks, stripes, and prints.

AUGUST 2017

Why Buy Readymade When You Can Go Custom: Akshay Narvekar

Bombay Shirt Company (BSC), which started as an online custom shirt brand in September 2012, pivoted to become a hybrid brand and has since launched two stores, one each in Mumbai's Kala Ghoda and Bandra (West).

MAY 2016

India’s Leading Shirt Makers on Selecting Fabrics, Collars and the Perfect Fit

This month, India's leading shirt makers - Camessi, Bombay Shirt Company, 16stitches, Vitruvien and Threads & Shirts talk to MW about choosing fabrics, collars and the perfect fit. How important is fabric in the process of having a shirt made?

APRIL 2016

Meet The Guy With A Serious Agenda To Make Every Man Look Good

Back in 2012, Akshay Narvekar's personal need for a one-stop online platform which could customise his shirts drove him to build Bombay Shirt Company, India's first online custom shirt brand.

APRIL 2016

Best Tailored-Shirts Brands In India

Bombay Shirt Company - What started off as an online bespoke shirt brand now has a swanky store in Kalaghoda, Mumbai. Bombay Shirt Company is a leading name when speaking of designer custom shirts or bespoke garbs both for men and women.

march 2016

You Can Now Customise Your Shirt In A Simulator

The Bombay Shirt Company has always been about custom everything, and now they've brought their dizzying array of detailing to the digital age. Usually, when you picture a simulator, it's more likely an air force pilot in training than a haberdashery. But at the Bombay Shirt Company, the signature attention to detail has gone digital.

FEBRUARY 2016

The Fashion Technology Threatening India's Tailors

Riaan George, a noted luxury and lifestyle expert had this to say when he visited Bombay Shirt Company for his very own custom-made shirt...

JANUARY 2016

3 Colour Combinations That Suit Every Indian Man

Custom-made is a word you should be familiar with. It's the guiding philosophy for the menswear designers at SS HOMME and the Bombay Shirt Company, which puts them in a good position to help you out of this particular rut. Check out their new festive collaboration, Ceremonia, while you're at it.

october 2015

SS Homme & Bombay Shirt Company Join Hands For A Festival Collection

It was a month of June when we took through the ultimate journey of a bespoke suit with menswear brands Bombay Shirt Company and SS HOMME.

october 2015

21 Cool Stores Every Man Should Bookmark

From being able to order jeans made in Japan, to monogramming your initials on a custom-made shirt, or personalising a pair of chinos to finding the perfect white shirt..

october 2015

Style Check

Men's-only fashion stores for the modern Indian man who is spending more time dressing up than ever before.

october 2015

That Shirt On Your Back

Considered to be conservative with their choices, Indian men are embracing quirkier shirts.

october 2015

Bombay Shirt Club

The latest addition to a landscape of customisable clothing stores in Bandra.

september 2015

Why The Shirt Must Fit

Wearing the right shirt can make you feel like a million bucks.

august 2015

The Dapper Darzi: Bespoke Menswear Is Here To Stay

From home visits to personalised monograms, new age designers do it all.

november 2014

One Crisp White Shirt & Four Ways To Wear It

A shirt is probably the most versatile piece of clothing anyone could own. You can wear it in so many ways and style it with so many things – the possibilities are endless.

september 2014

The Shirt Master

Crisp bespoke shirts for everyday wear? Young entrepreneur Akshay Narvekar’s Bombay Shirt Company has hit a home run with the concept. Here’s the low-down on his start-up thoughts.

september 2014

Expert Speak

Akshay Narvekar speaks on how many shirts you should own and other everyday fashion conundrums.

september 2014

Off My Back

From making the simple choice between formal and dress shirts to negotiating his way through seersucker, nailhead and Ozwald, a man journeys to rediscover the everyday shirt.

august 2014

Bombay Shirt Company Launches Its Flagship Store In Mumbai

Set in South Mumbai's art district, Kala Ghoda, the new Bombay Shirt Company flagship store is a tailored shirt fan's delight. Boasting a minimalist brick and mortar set up, you'd be forgiven for not believing you were in a creative workspace in the heart of a horn-blaring city.

august 2014

Bombay Shirt Company's Spanking New Store

When the Bombay Shirt Company launched online in 2012, it had a simple game plan: Allow men the option of micro-managing their wardrobes with about 150 possible customisations for a basic shirt.

july 2014

Patni Brothers Buy Stake In Online Custom Shirt Brand

Brothers Amit Patni and Arihant Patni said on Monday that they had purchased a significant stake in Mumbai-based Bombay Shirt Company (BSC), India’s first online custom shirt brand, for an undisclosed amount.

june 2014

Bombay Shirt Company Now Makes Custom-Made Shirts For Women Too

Finding a shirt that fits women perfectly isn’t easy, especially since most shirts that are spotted on mall racks aren’t cut to fit sizes. For those who don’t have the time to head to a tailor to get a shirt stitched, Bombay Shirt Company offers a brilliant option to customise one’s shirt-from collar to cuff details.

ferbruary 2014

Off The Cuff: My Bespoke Shirt Experience At Bombay Shirt Company

Riaan George, a noted luxury and lifestyle expert had this to say when he visited Bombay Shirt Company for his very own custom-made shirt. "A great service of international standards and the choices on offer are beyond impressive. The overall finish of the product, the packaging and the process, is top! I can safely put this in the rarefied list of ’my current favourite brands’."

september 2013

Shirting The Issue

Your shirt can now be an exact size 40.27, in your favourite cerulean blue with a quirky collar, cuffs and even pockets in odd places, thanks to the Bombay Shirt Company (BSC). Based in Mumbai, BSC promises quality tailoring with a large selection in contemporary styles.

july 2013

Shirts Only Made For You

Make an appointment with the BSC Travelling Tailor to customise the shirt of your dream, from the cut and fabric right down to cuffs, all in the comfort of your own home!

july 2013

Bombay Shirt Company | Easy Shirts

The Bombay Shirt Company (BSC), based in the city of its name, allows customers to call a travelling tailor home, get measured up and get clothes of their choice in a sort-of “design your own shirt” way. “Bespoke has a connotation of being snooty,” says Akshay Narvekar, 30, co-founder of the BSC, which started operations in September. “We say design is for everyone.”

june 2013

The Traveling Tailor: Dar-Ji Spot!

Men, still looking for innovative ways to put a shirt on your back? Call the Traveling Tailor, a darji that shows up at your doorstep (for no extra charge) with fabric swatches and a measuring tape, and lets you customise a shirt.

june 2013

Father's Day Gift Guide

Introduce him to Bombay Shirt Company, a website that lets you be your own custom-tailor. Log on and, with easy-to-follow steps, select your fabric, size (custom measurements available) and the trims (you can customise your collar, cuffs, pockets, buttons, plackets, pleats and monogram style). It’ll make his life easier.

june 2013

The Top 100 Online Stores

The easy to use site offers well-cut bespoke shirts in great packaging.

march 2013

Male Order

Akshay Narvekar, founder of Bombay Shirt Company has a passion for bespoke tailoring and takes it forward through his website. It's like a buffet table with plenty of choices, maybe even too many at times. The best part is that they offer you customisation options you might not even have considered.

february 2013

Made To Order

You turn designer here. Through simple options on their website, you pick details such as type of collar button, fabric and cuffs for your shirt. To make sure the fit is perfect, you can either pick from ready made sizes or tweak their measurements. You can also send in a well fitting shirt of yours to replicate the measurements.

december 2012

Bespoke For The People

We've been hanging out with all sorts of people of late, all to aid our quest to bring you stories that deserve to be in India's most admired men's magazine (and website). To that end, we were chatting with a certain distinguished gentleman the other day about yachts (he insisted we call them boats), when an off-the-cuff remark he made got us thinking.

august 2012

The Bombay Shirt Company: Sleeve Jobs

Boys, how do you get measured for a shirt? Put on a French song by The Plastiscines. Get a measuring tape and give it to your significant other. If you don’t have one, get “a friend, or um, your mother”. So goes the instructional measurement video on The Bombay Shirt Company website, a fun feature that immediately sets this bespoke shirt builder apart from other e-commerce platforms for men in India.

april 2012