Man About Town

Meet Yaneev Benami, VP of Sales for BALANI Custom Clothiers.

Not only does he know Cherry Creek like the back of his hand, but he’s also a walking GPS in cities like Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, just to name a few. In this travel edition of Man About Town, we feature a man who’s always on the move whether it’s here in Cherry Creek or across the country in a slew of different zip codes and time zones. 

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Talk about the travel that you do for BALANI. I travel quite regularly, as I oversee a nationwide team of clothiers. We have 14 showrooms across the U.S. and, in my role, I have the opportunity to visit these various markets throughout the year.

Any cities you particularly enjoy visiting on business trips? Being our headquarters, Chicago is a frequent stop, and I always enjoy the views and the amazing food scene. Florida is high on the list as well, because who doesn’t love the sunshine and the beach scenery?

Do you have a routine that you practice when you travel?A fresh haircut and crisp outfit are a must. Also, as my wife likes to point out, I’m one of those people who will talk to anyone anywhere, and generally befriend at least one person per flight.

Any advice on making traveling as smooth as possible?Get a good night’s sleep, stay hydrated, and be on time. Also, dress comfortably yet stylishly to feel good about yourself, and make sure to invest in good luggage. For me, our Balani weekender bag is a must have for those two-to-three-day trips.

Favorite spots to shop and dine in Cherry Creek? Syrup for breakfast. Hillstone, Cherry Creek Grill, and Toro are my go-to lunch and dinner spots. Sweet Greens is a good choice for something quick and healthy. I’m a bit biased, but of course, my favorite store is Balani.

Most memorable moment from your travels? While I’ve had lots of cool moments on the road, those that really stand out were in the context of personal travel while visiting family overseas. It’s hard to beat the feeling of stepping off a 12-hour flight and knowing you’re in one of your favorite places in the world and about to reunite with loved ones you haven’t seen in a long time.

What would you tell your 18-year-old self now? Buy Amazon stock.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Work hard and be persistent in your pursuits. Don’t let failure or setbacks get you down because they are a normal part of the growth process. Keep pushing forward to achieve your goals and have a positive attitude. Above everything, treat others with respect!

What’s your favorite style that BALANI is featuring for spring? Suiting with natural stretch, bold colorful blazers/sport coats and bomber jackets.

What’s the last book that left an impression on you? Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink

What’s something that most people don’t know regarding men’s fashion? Although there are always current trends, fashion and style are unique to the individual. A good custom clothing or styling experience should always be centered around the client’s preferences first and foremost.

Three things you can’t live without? Family, friends and coffee.

Who are your five dream guests to join you for dinner and what are you eating? Michael Jordan, Joe Rogan, Benjamin Netanyahu, Elon Musk and Adam Sandler. We’d have a steak dinner for sure.

The most fun you’ve had in a city is where? Florence, Italy

Reach Yaneev via Balani Denver

301 University Boulevard
Denver 80206