In the municipality of Calimaya, State of Mexico, the ARA tailor shop is a national and international benchmark for the manufacture of mariachi costumes.

In his small place, for 31 years, Mr. Rómulo Arriaga along with his family has dressed hundreds of musicians dedicated to that genre.

The typical costumes are made to measure and in a personalized way, explained the Arriaga family. Photo: Jorge Alvarado. The universal

His creations have reached mariachis in different states of the Mexican Republic and have even been exported to the United States, Spain and Italy.

These typical Mexican costumes, which are personalized and made to measure, can weigh from four to six kilos, due to the different materials with which they are made.

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The Arriaga family has been making mariachi clothing for 31 years without interruption. Photo: Jorge Alvarado. The universal

Likewise, the costs vary according to the material used, since dressing a mariachi can go from 4 thousand and reach up to 20 thousand pesos.

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The typical costumes are made to measure and in a personalized way, explained the Arriaga family. Photo: Jorge Alvarado. The universal

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The Arriaga family workshop is located in the municipality of Calimaya, State of Mexico. Photo: Jorge Alvarado. The universal

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Rómulo Arriaga lost count and only says that there have been hundreds of mariachis that have been dressed by him and his family. Photo: Jorge Alvarado. The universal

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Depending on the colorful fabrics and arrangements used in the suit, the weight of the clothing can reach up to six kilos. Photo: Jorge Alvarado. The universal

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