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post #31 of 37
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Thanks for the advice.  Shouldn't need to shorten from the shoulder since only 1 cm of shortening needed hopefully.  Anyone else you would recommend down on the peninsula?

Unfortunately, that's the only tailor out in that area I've used.
post #32 of 37
I need help! I've been going to Franz for the past five years and have no complaints. He is expensive, but the work has been excellent. However, it seems he is no longer around--his place on Geary has been cleaned out and the phone is disconnected. Other than Oxford, who is still around in the city (or close enough to it) and does the best work?

Thanks in advance....
post #33 of 37
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I need help! I've been going to Franz for the past five years and have no complaints. He is expensive, but the work has been excellent. However, it seems he is no longer around--his place on Geary has been cleaned out and the phone is disconnected. Other than Oxford, who is still around in the city (or close enough to it) and does the best work?

Thanks in advance....

FWIW, I used to go to Franz but stopped about two years ago. Just too expensive.

Since then I've been going to Roberto's Tailor shop located above Cable Car Clothes. Very reasonable prices and turnaround time. I try to work directly with the owner (Roberto, I assume), even though he's kind of a grump. smile.gif I've been very happy with them.

https://m.yelp.com/biz/robertos-tailor-shop-san-francisco

AHS
post #34 of 37
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I need help! I've been going to Franz for the past five years and have no complaints. He is expensive, but the work has been excellent. However, it seems he is no longer around--his place on Geary has been cleaned out and the phone is disconnected. Other than Oxford, who is still around in the city (or close enough to it) and does the best work?

Thanks in advance....

The last time I saw him he said that the rent was going up and he was moving out. He gave me his cell phone to contact him and I thought he was going to work out of his house or something like that.
post #35 of 37
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The last time I saw him he said that the rent was going up and he was moving out. He gave me his cell phone to contact him and I thought he was going to work out of his house or something like that.

If you find out where he's working, please do update this thread!
post #36 of 37
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If you find out where he's working, please do update this thread!

Franz is now working in another part of the city. I spoke to him last week and he takes appointments only or call him in advance to make sure he is there. Franz is ok with me giving out his number to those interested in his services. Please message me as I'm not comfortable just posting it here unless you guys think its ok.
post #37 of 37

So having revived this thread a little while ago, I can say without hesitation that the tailor I recommend is Ricardo in sunnyvale (ricardo's tailoring).  Having now used both Bob and Ricardo as well as cassara brothers.  Ricardo has impressed me the most.  He doesn't just do the simple bring in the chest, let out or tighten the waist, hem the pants and alter sleeve length alterations but realy has an eye as to how the suit should drape and makes adjustments in a very thoughtful way.

 

The most impressive thing for me is that he was able to diagnose what was wrong with a kiton that I had purchased that was just visually off.  He performed the work expeditiously.  But when I went back to pick up the garment, upon rewearing the suit, he was not happy with the back and wanted to tighten it up a bit.  I had not even noticed this and would have been happy with what he had all ready done.  Ricardo insisted on taking it back to get it perfect.  

 

This devotion to perfection is what I am most impressed about.  The pride in craftsmanship reminds me of shokunin which I observed in Japan which is the absolute devotion to trying to be better in one's craft.  Hope this helps others.  Ricardo's tailoring in sunnyvale.

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