or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The 100 Best Tailors in America
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The 100 Best Tailors in America - Page 8

post #106 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavidWatts View Post
Hi guys,

Thanks so much for all your help. I really appreciate it.

Quick request: I think we have a great, diverse list of custom/MTM tailors going here. But I suspect that I'll need to round it out with more tailors who excel at alterations.

If you have any additional recommendations on that front--i.e., tailors who can be trusted to alter a suit or shirt--please send them along.

Thanks again,
Andrew

Will Field in DC is not only a superb custom tailor, he does stellar work on alterations. I've had him do both for me and cannot praise his work enough.

By the way, he's in his early 40s I believe; bucking the stereotype of the aging tailor.
post #107 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post
Washington DC - Georges de Paris - Tailor to the Presidents.

Article about Georges de Paris

I would be careful with this "tailor to the presidents" thing. How many of these commissions involved an actual appointment for measurements, fittings, and then delivery, versus, say, a blind job and a suit in the mail without even a commission to justify the time or expense (but an ability to advertise "tailor to the presidents"? I've heard that there's a lot of the latter in this claim ... but confess to have never used him for work and have no first hand knowledge.

Field seems to be the go-to guy in DC among those serious about their suits.
post #108 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post
I think my namesake was referring to the alteration tailors, not the stores.

I was just expressing my humble opinion that these lists of "greatest men's shops ever" should require that the men's shop in question have their own tailor and shop on premise (not a contract operation) or if multi-stored have their own central shop run by an actual tailor.


Quote:
Originally Posted by alliswell View Post
Meaning that Brooks Brothers fails. Though Century 21 passes

I am not aware that C21 has their own on premise shop...
post #109 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
Off the top of my head:

Custom Tailors

NY: Raphael Raffaeli, Nino Corvato, Bill Fioravanti, Tony Maurizio, Franco / Ercole (forget their last name), Martin Greenfield, Vincent Nicolosi, Frank Shattuck, the in-house guy at Dunhill, Cheo, maybe even Adrian Jules

Chicago: Chris Despos

Baton Rouge: Manuel Martinez

DC: William Field

Philly: Joe Centofanti

LA: Jack Taylor (is he MTM?)

SF: The one guy who a few SF'ers have used (Enzo?)

Jack Taylor is not really a tailor--more sort of designer/impresario type. He has a Chinese man who is his principal tailor. Anyway, he's up in his 90s and can't last too much longer.
post #110 of 139
Pittsburgh Area: Frank Cicco and sons 133 W. North Street Butler, PA Custom and MTM suits, custom overcoats, MTM shirts, men's and women's alterations.
post #111 of 139
I can't believe this thread is 8 pages in and nobody has mentioned Jacob Kozinn yet.
post #112 of 139
On the CTDA website vox posted, I'm surprised by the paucity of California Tailors in this guild.
post #113 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by maseace007 View Post
Houston, Texas

Bepsoke Shirts
Hamilton - make shirts for hollywood (Inception, Oceans 11)
http://www.hamiltonshirts.com/

MTM and Bespoke Suits
Festari - dumb website and store, great clothes
http://www.festariformen.com

Alterations
William the Tailor
http://www.williamthetailor.net/

I second Hamilton shirts, but not because they make shirts for Hollywood, rather, because they make bespoke shirts for me. For alterations, I trust only Nick Lopez -- who is also well known in Houston for his full bespoke suits, jackets, and shirts.
post #114 of 139
For alterations in Chicago: Golden Needle Tailoring
post #115 of 139
Stanley Hostek in Seattle literally wrote the book(s) on bespoke tailoring.
post #116 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyThe Tailor View Post
A requirement to be on any "best men's stores in the country" should be to have their own tailorshop and tailor on premise.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post
I think my namesake was referring to the alteration tailors, not the stores.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyThe Tailor View Post
I was just expressing my humble opinion that these lists of "greatest men's shops ever" should require that the men's shop in question have their own tailor and shop on premise (not a contract operation) or if multi-stored have their own central shop run by an actual tailor.




I am not aware that C21 has their own on premise shop...

Indeed, I agree that top menswear stores usually have their own alterations tailors, but the OP's second question should be "Where do you send your overflow, when your in-house tailor is too busy to handle everything?"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Palladio View Post
Pittsburgh Area:

Frank Cicco and sons
133 W. North Street
Butler, PA

Custom and MTM suits, custom overcoats, MTM shirts, men's and women's alterations.

Tell me more! I moved to Pittsburgh almost exactly a year ago and I'm feeling the lack of a good alterations tailor (I have a tailor in La Jolla that I like for suits and jackets and having him several thousand miles away is good for my pocketbook).
post #117 of 139
There are other alteration tailors closer to Pittsburgh proper--Butler is 1 hour north on 279/79, but is an easy drive. I use them because Frank has made 1 suit, 1 blazer, trousers, and about 40 shirts for me, all successfully, and has let out many of the jackets once my overarm measurement grew from weightlifting. Prices are reasonable; they're open on Saturday as well from 9:30 to 3:30 PM. Call them if you want to set up an appointment: http://ciccotailors.com/contact.html (Dale Kelley used to be downtown, but I'm not sure if he has retired or not--much closer if you work in the city.) By the way, I have a relative in La Jolla who could use a tailor--who do you recommend there?
post #118 of 139
Check out www.romualdo.com.
post #119 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Palladio View Post

There are other alteration tailors closer to Pittsburgh proper--Butler is 1 hour north on 279/79, but is an easy drive. I use them because Frank has made 1 suit, 1 blazer, trousers, and about 40 shirts for me, all successfully, and has let out many of the jackets once my overarm measurement grew from weightlifting. Prices are reasonable; they're open on Saturday as well from 9:30 to 3:30 PM. Call them if you want to set up an appointment: http://ciccotailors.com/contact.html(Dale Kelley used to be downtown, but I'm not sure if he has retired or not--much closer if you work in the city.)By the way, I have a relative in La Jolla who could use a tailor--who do you recommend there?

Sorry I didn't see this earlier (and thanks for the information). My tailor in La Jolla is Romeo Singca of Felice Custom Tailoring; 7853 Herschel Ave.; La Jolla, CA 92037. He's made a tuxedo, one pair of trousers and multiple jackets for me. I love his work.

I do work in downtown Pittsburgh, but may try Frank anyway.
post #120 of 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Louche View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by CuttingboardView Post
Washington DC - Georges de Paris - Tailor to the Presidents.

Article about Georges de Paris

Will Field as well. I'd beg to say he's better regarded by most in DC than De Paris. Not to sell De Paris short, however. And I've never used either. Just sayin'...

Yes, Field is very good but I would find it difficult to say one is more highly regarded than the other...both do great work!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The 100 Best Tailors in America