Originally Posted by edmorel
I've tried all three. Wilfreds is undoubtedly best, with Bhambi second (take price into consideration and they are third) and Peppino's second. I base my finding on having all three do similar jacket work for me. Peppino can be sloppy and Bhambi has good attention to detail but the price is very high (someone forgot to tell them that they are NOT Borrelli, they are just recommended by them) and everytime I was there they attempted to sell me on their shirt/suit offerings. Also, if you happen to be there for alterations and a suit customer walks in after you, expect to be asked to wait until after the suit guy.
I think Bhambi's is a clear third of those three. I used to have all my work done by them until I was turned on to Peppino.
First, Bhambi's is much more expensive than Peppino. When I have had a number of pants done by them, it was $20 to hem and $20 to pinch the waist in a little. That's too much IMO.
Second, they do try to sell you on their MTM/bespoke offerings which, though they may be ok construction, do nothing for me in terms of styling. The stuff on the manequins looks like it's from 1986.
Third, I took them a great Paul Stuart suit and they did overlapping cuff buttons without my asking and then said, "Oh, I thought it was a Zegna." That's not satisfactory.