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The (hopefully) definitive thread on NYC tailors - Page 63post #931 of 9451/10/16 at 8:50ampost #932 of 9451/14/16 at 3:17pm
Just dropped off a topcoat and 3 pants at LNC. I had the sleeves and body shortened in the topcoat, 2 pants were hemmed, and 1 pant was hemmed and tapered.
Came out to $133 total. I believe the breakdown was $70 for the sleeves, $30 for the shortening, and $33 for the pants. I'm Asian but I don't think I got the Asian discount, although only $11 for tapering and hemming a pant is quite a nice deal (usually runs me around $25).
I also want to add Wo's Custom Tailoring on 71st and 2nd. He's expensive but he does great work. I recently brought a BB suit that had some issues with rippling in the back and he was able to clean it up and reset the pitch of the shoulder as well.post #933 of 9453/23/16 at 7:07amLooking for a full service tailor in/around midtown. Have two MTO suits that I need tailored/tweaked on a somewhat urgent basis. So need to get it right the first time. It's stuff I would've taken to PoP two years ago, and would like someone of comparable skill/quality.
Is there a consensus view on who that might be?post #934 of 9453/23/16 at 4:41pmQuote:Originally Posted by MKELLY
Looking for a full service tailor in/around midtown. Have two MTO suits that I need tailored/tweaked on a somewhat urgent basis. So need to get it right the first time. It's stuff I would've taken to PoP two years ago, and would like someone of comparable skill/quality.
Is there a consensus view on who that might be?
I have used Sam Wazin and highly recommend him. I've had a suit, 2 jackets, and several pairs of trousers altered by him.post #935 of 9454/29/16 at 11:06am
I have a pair of deadstock 1950's J. P. Stevens & Co. army twills that are too long and need to be hemmed and I need a solid reliable tailor with same-day turnaround. These are the only casuals that I packed so I'm in a bind. I've been wearing them rolled which looks stupid. Anyone have any good recommendations; ideally between Upper East/Midtown and SoHo? Also open weekends and preferably Sunday (ie. not Winston) ... I really just need someone competent enough to cut and cleanly copy the original hem stitch, so a good alterations spot is fine as long as they know what they're doing. Thanks!post #936 of 9454/29/16 at 11:35am
I suppose this is kind of a broad inquiry... Midtown and open on Sundays (with same-day turnaround) would really work best. Thanks.
Quote:Originally Posted by jivyivy
I have a pair of deadstock 1950's J. P. Stevens & Co. army twills that are too long and need to be hemmed and I need a solid reliable tailor with same-day turnaround. These are the only casuals that I packed so I'm in a bind. I've been wearing them rolled which looks stupid. Anyone have any good recommendations; ideally between Upper East/Midtown and SoHo? Also open weekends and preferably Sunday (ie. not Winston) ... I really just need someone competent enough to cut and cleanly copy the original hem stitch, so a good alterations spot is fine as long as they know what they're doing. Thanks!post #937 of 9455/7/16 at 12:42pmpost #938 of 9455/30/16 at 10:43am
I have a pair of AG jeans that I received as a Christmas present. I've lost weight since then, so they are now far too large in the waist, at least 1". Is it worth it to have them taken in at the waist, or should I put that money toward a new pair from Gustin? They have several pairs for $77; rather than spend $25 altering jeans, would that be a better use of my money?post #939 of 9458/21/16 at 7:19ampost #940 of 9459/3/16 at 10:48amI'm somewhat new to NYC and began my career not too long ago, so I'm shopping for entry-level MTM suits or OTR + alterations. Ideally I'd rather not spend any more than $500 because these will be "stopgap" suits which I only need to last me about two years of semi-regular wear. I have very unusual and particular requirements in terms of suit construction and sizing, hence MTM.
Regardless, I'm looking to begin a (hopefully) long business relationship with a tailor.
I also happen to be of East Asian descent, and I'm somewhat conversationally fluent in Mandarin Chinese (my vocabulary is lacking severely but Google Translate helps there ). I'm hoping this will come in handy.
Anyways, LNC Custom Tailor (Yelp) seems to garner positive reviews, and it looks like they used to make custom suits at one point according to this thread? The pictures in that thread are no longer visible though, and the thread itself is a decade old.
Other threads are anywhere from 5-10 years old and I'm not entirely sure if those tailors are still in business now.
So, my questions are:
- As of now (September 2016) which Chinatown tailors come highly recommended, and how do they compare price-wise?
- Are there any Chinatown tailors who offer MTM services (like that of Indochino, etc) and if so, what sort of price ranges are we looking at here?
- In general, is there any advice anybody can offer regarding NYC Chinatown tailors? Anybody here also of East Asian descent and/or fluent in Chinese with relevant experience?
I'm actually on my way to Chinatown in an hour or so. Unfortunately as it's Saturday, they'll likely be closed by the time I arrive. I will try to post updates of my own if I can.
Thanks very much in advance. Cheerspost #941 of 9459/15/16 at 1:08pmpost #942 of 9459/15/16 at 4:04pmpost #943 of 9459/23/16 at 12:13pm
I'm looking to have the sleeves on a sport coat lengthened in NYC. And I might even start having my basic alterations done there too (a seamstress in New Haven tried to charge me $22 to hem and cuff a pair of trousers). Is LNC still the go-to place? Presumably it's walk-in? How about turnaround times? I would want to come to the city one week and then come back 1-2 weeks later to pick up the finished work.post #944 of 9459/27/16 at 1:18pmpost #945 of 9459/28/16 at 1:08am
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