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post #496 of 819
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Originally Posted by cbarr View Post
I talked more with him about the higher charge, and he confirmed this is indeed why he charges more - he opens up the leg and evens out the taper where the cuff is made. So yeah - seems totally fair to charge more.

Wide cuffs are hard enough when you make a custom garment but a REAL PAIN on RTW.
$5 more is nothing for the amount of extra work he has to do.
post #497 of 819
Hey guys - I have some Brooks Brothers suits that fit, well, like Brooks Brothers suits and I'd like to have them "modernized". Can you recommend anyone below 14th (or maybe below 34th) that could hand this? I also have some really high quality chinos that could use an improvement in the leg width/seat area, and I'd love to have those done along with some button work on an overcoat.

I've used G&G and I'm not totally impressed with them. I was a real tailor that can do a great job, who do you recommend?
post #498 of 819
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Originally Posted by the_state View Post
Hey guys - I have some Brooks Brothers suits that fit, well, like Brooks Brothers suits and I'd like to have them "modernized". Can you recommend anyone below 14th (or maybe below 34th) that could hand this? I also have some really high quality chinos that could use an improvement in the leg width/seat area, and I'd love to have those done along with some button work on an overcoat.

I've used G&G and I'm not totally impressed with them. I was a real tailor that can do a great job, who do you recommend?

Bumping this for myself!
post #499 of 819
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Originally Posted by thebarsmydestination View Post
I've got a new Black Fleece suit that needs finishing -- i.e. hemmed and sleeves finished -- and maybe some other work to get the perfect fit as budget allows. It's my first suit of real quality and I'd like to do it right. I've learned a lot in the last year or two of dressing well (there were mis-steps at first, but I consider them... teaching moments), but I still feel like a fish out of water much of the time, especially when it comes down to the nitty-gritty.

This might sound weirdly specific but: I'm looking for a tailor that I can have a conversation with. Maybe learn a thing or two. Digging through the thread there are plenty of places where I can go to have a skilled craftsman carry out my well-informed instructions but I'm looking for someone who can maybe-- gently advise, as well? Does that make sense?

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Stylianos Adamidis on 84th between 1st and York Ave. He used to handmake suits for BB and others.

Extremely charming/knowledgeable and extremely expensive, but you have to pay for the best. Majority of the suits from customers I saw in his shop are $2000-5000+ retail. Drop by and get a taste of the old world and hear some interesting stories.
post #500 of 819
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post
Yep...F train to Delancey...Stanton Tailor. I'm in Boerum Hill and I have been using Stanton for years....

Thanks for this. I'll definitely be checking them out; scary to hear there is a one month wait for work, but I'll bring in my suit/SC/work-shirt work to Stanton...I start work in May and have some time, I guess. Too bad there's a wait overall; I'd love a knowledgeable and reasonably priced tailor I could really get a rapport with, and one to whom I can bring even, say, my casual OCBD's that I'm getting taken in at the sides/back and jeans I'm getting tapered. Will keep looking!
post #501 of 819
Are the high end recommendations from the first post still good? They were:

Raphael
Logsdail 9 E 53rd St
Corvato 510 Madison Ave

I picked up an Ermenegildo Zegna tux that's way above my station on eBay. The fit is great everywhere but the waist. It's pretty severe... I think I'll need a real wizard for them to come out looking right. The 85% eBay discount also gives me a little latitude to spend on the tailoring.
post #502 of 819
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Originally Posted by CMShaw View Post
Are the high end recommendations from the first post still good? They were:

Raphael
Logsdail 9 E 53rd St
Corvato 510 Madison Ave

I picked up an Ermenegildo Zegna tux that's way above my station on eBay. The fit is great everywhere but the waist. It's pretty severe... I think I'll need a real wizard for them to come out looking right. The 85% eBay discount also gives me a little latitude to spend on the tailoring.

I thought that Raphael no longer accepts tailoring requests unless he made the suit.
post #503 of 819
Can anyone else vouch for Stylianos Adamidis? He's the easiest for me to get to... I'll stop by and see if he thinks this kind of magic is even possible.
post #504 of 819
Anyone ever heard of Wagner Tailoring on Fulton at Broadway? I'm looking for a place closer to the financial district where I work, and they have lots of good reviews on Yelp, including at least one who said he did good job shortening a sleeve from the sleevehead, not an easy task. However, I trust the folks here much more than Yelp, but couldn't find anything in the search... I'll probably give him a shot since I just need some simple things done (shortening sleeves and pants), but would love to hear if anyone else is familiar with him.
post #505 of 819
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
Wide cuffs are hard enough when you make a custom garment but a REAL PAIN on RTW.
$5 more is nothing for the amount of extra work he has to do.

+1

Its only 5 bucks who cares?
post #506 of 819
Without reading through this whole thing - other may have exhausted the subject - I just used Alexis to make fairly extensive alterations to two suits (sleeves shortened, waist suppression, pants narrowed and shortened, cuffed, waist taken in.) and found his work to be very good. At the pricey end I think (I havent much experience) but good work.
post #507 of 819
When it comes to diagnosis, who would you recommend? I have a jacket that doesn't feel right in the shoulders and it can be due to many issues. Who would you recommend in NYC to figure it out?
post #508 of 819
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post
When it comes to diagnosis, who would you recommend? I have a jacket that doesn't feel right in the shoulders and it can be due to many issues. Who would you recommend in NYC to figure it out?
I am in and out of Dormeuil all next week. Ill take a look if you like if you can get to mid town. I don't want to do the alteration though.
post #509 of 819
anyone know a decently priced tailor that can shorten sleeves about 1 1/2" from either the shoulder or remake working button holes ?

pic of the button holes

http://i.imgur.com/wXEyY.jpg

thanks
post #510 of 819
Suggestions for a tailor in midtown that can do alterations in a hurry? I'm there from Monday to Saturday and need the seams through the midsection of a jacket let out ASAP to give me more room to breathe.
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