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Working Buttonholes in Manhattan

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Can someone recommend a good tailor in Manhattan who can make working buttonholes for a good price? I know folks have had consistency issues with Peppino, so I'd like to hear other recommendations. Thanks!
post #2 of 18
I got mine done by Carlos at Summit Tailors in Summit, NJ. He did an excellent job and the handwork on the buttonholes looks great. I know this isn't in Manhattan, but it's pretty close if you want to take a train ride. The other thing is that he's a little more expensive than some of the prices I was hearing for Manhattan tailors (charged me $120 for 8 buttons). Just wanted to give you another option.
post #3 of 18
Cardelino's on Broadway between 22nd and 23rd will do them for $10 per, by hand. Work is adequate but not great - the shank on the button is too thick, making the hole gape a little. Also, Wilfred's will do them for $10 per, but machine stitched I believe.
post #4 of 18
I suggest Bhambis. Nice work, I think $10/button.
post #5 of 18
Bhambis or Peppinos. I prefer Peppinos.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Turns out the old tailor who does working buttonholes at Peppino quit. Peppino's got a replacement but the new guy is not as good. No word on which shop the old pro went to. Anyone knows?
post #7 of 18
Actually, I just took a buttonhole job to Peppinos yesterday. So I will report in a couple of weeks.
post #8 of 18
Try Yuriy at Finezza (29 E. 61st Street, 5th Floor - - - 212 751-2088) just across the street from Barneys. He charges $10.00 per button hole which seems to be pretty much standard pricinf in NYC. I've had him do functional button holes on numerous jackets in the past year and he is a perfectionist.
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Actually, I just took a buttonhole job to Peppinos yesterday. So I will report in a couple of weeks.

Z, I know this an old thread, but any update on how this turned out? I'm in the process of searching the archives, weighing the opinions and deciding who to take a tux to that needs working button holes and the pants hemmed and let out a touch. Has Peppino gotten over the "rough stretch" he endured on SF earlier this year?
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by polarbear
Z, I know this an old thread, but any update on how this turned out? I'm in the process of searching the archives, weighing the opinions and deciding who to take a tux to that needs working button holes and the pants hemmed and let out a touch. Has Peppino gotten over the "rough stretch" he endured on SF earlier this year?
Yes, I think Peppinos does a great job. I am very happy with all my buttonhole work they have done for me. He has done a tux for me too - no problem. I have a new Borrelli suit I'm bringing in to him next time I get a free moment (probably not for some weeks).
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Actually, I just took a buttonhole job to Peppinos yesterday. So I will report in a couple of weeks.
For a second, I thought you said you took a buttonhole job at Peppinos . . .
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
For a second, I thought you said you took a buttonhole job at Peppinos . . .
I could use the extra income
post #13 of 18
Sorry for the ignorance but what does this mean? Working buttonholes where? On a jacket? Which part?
post #14 of 18
On the sleeves, where most suits have four nonworking buttonholes, or else just buttons sewn onto the sleeve.

Whether they "work" or not, they serve no real purpose. Unless you're a "surgeon," I guess.
post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by polarbear
Z, I know this an old thread, but any update on how this turned out? I'm in the process of searching the archives, weighing the opinions and deciding who to take a tux to that needs working button holes and the pants hemmed and let out a touch. Has Peppino gotten over the "rough stretch" he endured on SF earlier this year?

I am not a purist, but working button holes on a tuxedo seems a bit much.

Carl
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