Originally Posted by Xenos
I'm confused. Where is George? Is that the name of his shop?
I've used Rose at Luba Tailoring on Beverly Blvd., near Kings Road. She does good work.
Has anyone been to Enrico Caruso in SM?
Is that guy related to the real Caruso?
George's is the name of the shop. I might check him out. I used to have 2 tailors, one for low-mid range items (Lizon in culver city) and one for high end items (First Class in santa monica).
1. Lizon is great in most cases and I haven't had any real problems with him. I don't really want to bring higher end items here though b/c the store is kind of beat up and it makes me nervous that he told me my burberry prorsum coat had a black label b/c it is a "first" edition similar to how nike shoes have black labels on first editions, which was also why it didn't have plaid lining like most burberry coats (since it was an unfinished "first" edition). Regardless, all the work I've had him do has been good. I'm only looking for a new tailor for my shirts b/c he charges 25 for sleeves, 20 to take in the sides, and 20 for darts. That is too much, considering I have about 30 shirts I still need altered. I was hoping to find a more affordable option.
2. First Class used to be good a couple years ago but my recent jobs with them have been complete disasters (see my review on yelp). I suspect they are outsourcing now or don't give a crap anymore b/c they have so many customers. They also charge ridiculously high prices, which I was okay with before b/c they did good work but now their work is sub-par. I would stay far far away from here.
- To give you an idea, my messed up RLBL sportcoat that I posted about was done by them for $95 (they took in the back, but after that there was a permanent neck roll and the waist was only minimally suppressed --- when I brought it back, they claimed it was not their fault and that it just needed to be pressed). $95 is pretty high for just taking in the back, especially when done incorrectly. They didn't even offer to try to fix it. They told me I could have the back taken in more and have the rolls fixed, but it would cost me another $90. I ended up bringing it to Lizon, who took in the back properly and fixed the neck roll.
- I brought a burberry prorsum trench to them to shorten the sleeves. I realize moving the wriststrap holders (no idea what they are called) would potentially leave minor thread holes where they were previously. But in this case, it looked like they just ripped them off instead of removing them carefully, with fairly large holes all along where the straps had been originally. There were also a couple small gaping holes at the ends of the straps. I asked them about this and they blew me off again, saying there was no way around it b/c of moving the straps. The worst part was that the sleeve length after this crappy job wasn't even the correct length. When I told them it was too long, they told me to cinch up the wriststraps. I guess in retrospect I should have had the sleeves done from the shoulders but that also worries me and I'm sure they would have totally messed it up.
- Even for simply hemming pants, my last job with them the hems were all too long.