Originally Posted by Brian SD
I was wondering if tailors can remove some shoulder padding from a jacket? I got a new suit, and it's a great suit except for some minor fit adjustments (needs the waist taken in a bit, like always).
Also, there is supposedly a very good tailor in the La jolla area. Anyone know who that is?
Originally Posted by whoopee
Full Canvas has posted about tailors in La Jolla.
Felice Custom Tailors
7853 Herschel Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
speak to Romeo Singca (row-Mayo Sing-kah)
Romeo has made many bespoke suits, odd jackets, overcoats, and trousers for me in the last few years. Romeo provides both bespoke and MTM with fully canvassed or fused jackets. He gained my trust after working on my OTR and supposedly MTM
Oxxford, Kiton, Brioni, Barbera, and ancient Sulka (by Brioni and Saint Andrews) items.
His alteration prices are reasonable - not cheap. He is not a mind reader. You must tell him what you wish to achieve. Don't expect him to do more or less than you request. Unless you ask for it, he will express his opinion only when you are asking for the ridiculous, absurd, or impossible.
For what it's worth, in a casual conversation with the North American representative for some of the very best cloth mills, that fellow opined to me that Romeo is one of America's top tailors. It might surprise some SF members to see some of the sartorial cognoscenti that quietly cross the threshold of Romeo's unassuming, but purposeful, establishment.
Uniquely, Romeo has no distinct house style. He is not a designer; he is a copyist of the highest order. Don't scoff. Gainsborough and Constable began their careers as copyists.