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post #76 of 139
For alterations in San Francisco Bay Area I'd say Franz tailoring.
post #77 of 139
+1 for Will Field in DC.
post #78 of 139
There were some very good, Italian tailors in Las Vegas. I think the only one remaining from when I was a kid is Frank Valenti. I think he altered a suit for me about 15 yrs ago when he was at a different location. Any have any experience w/ him?
post #79 of 139
Well, most of the people you can truly trust for alterations can also MAKE the garment they're altering - that's the best way to be sure they know what they're doing, how changes affect other areas of the garment, and so on.

That said, at least one of the tailors who has been mentioned specifically declines to do any alterations work (on things he did not make): Despos. Thus, if you're looking for alterationists ONLY, Despos would not qualify - even though he's certainly highly trustworthy and extremely high quality - it's just a question of what you're looking for.

Since you specifically mention alterations, and you also mentioned wanting someone from diverse areas of the country, here's one from Columbus, Ohio:

Boris Stanojevic
1053 Bethel Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
614-459-2818
http://www.byboris.com

He does custom shirts, has a pretty nice fabric selection, has done tailored stuff in the past but no longer does from what I understand. From my understanding, his wife Marika is the only other sewer in the shop; she does the "easier stuff" like pants hems and so on, unless you specifically request Boris. I've had numerous alterations to very-high-end stuff (both shirts & tailored clothing) done there and have always been pleased, not just that it got done, but with the quality and attention to detail. Not cheap, but he's the only guy in Columbus I'd trust with the stuff that matters - I ruined a couple of shirts at other alterationists before I found him through a reference from the only good men's shop left in Columbus.
post #80 of 139
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excel.
What you are really asking who are the better fitter or stylist out there, one with a working tailor in house. Also, asking your questions here is akin to asking a bunch of plastic surgery patients who is the "best doc" is. It is better to ask the plastic surgeons themselves who they would send themselves to. Many plastic surgeons can sew a nice looking scar, but only a few fingersfull can make someone look "naturally" beautiful and as if they didn't have "work done" at all. - M
post #81 of 139
Just want to second LNC in New York and Rizzo's in Harvard Sq.
post #82 of 139
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I believe Tony's suits are made by English-American.

The H. Freeman suits I sell are English/American. I also do in house bespoke, in house MTM and Oxxford.
Plus I do outside men's and women's alterations.
post #83 of 139
Robet T. Cantu
Cantu Tailors
Custom Clothes & Alterations

6053 Sherry Lane
Dallas, Texas 75225
tel: (214)739-3190

Been in business since 1960, makes bespoke suits, his father is a master tailor and has served as his teacher. Guy's real nice and knows his shit.

OP can you make "The 100 Worst Tailors in America" thread? Thanks.
post #84 of 139
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Originally Posted by TonyThe Tailor View Post
The H. Freeman suits I sell are English/American. I also do in house bespoke, in house MTM and Oxxford.
Plus I do outside men's and women's alterations.

My apologies. I didn't realize you also did house bespoke and MTM. I always appreciate your input here and am sorry I posted incorrect info.
post #85 of 139
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My apologies. I didn't realize you also did house bespoke and MTM. I always appreciate your input here and am sorry I posted incorrect info.

No sweat.
I try to have something for everyone. Bespoke is 10% of my business as MTM actually covers most everybody's needs. The difference is when an actual tailor who has cutting experience is measuring you for MTM over a salesperson.
post #86 of 139
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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

You may already have Wilfred's in NYC on your list (his name was mentioned in here), but I've gotten some really great alterations done by him. In particular I picked up a pair of navy Dries Van Noten pants some months back that were on deep discount. They were a size too small and were particularly snug in the thighs, but I loved the fabric (and price) and thought a tailor could make them work. Wilfred let out the waist, and they needed to be hemmed as well, so he used the fabric cut from the leg and inserted a tapered strip of it from the crotch a few inches down the inseam to create some room in the thighs. The job was flawless. You can see the triangular inserts in the crotch if you look up close, but because the fabric is so dark they're practically invisible otherwise.

Also, one way to find some recommendations is to call up stores and ask who they send their stuff to. I needed the sleeves shortened from the shoulder (because of functional buttonholes) on a John Varvatos jacket once so I called the SoHo store and asked where they send their stuff when they need tailoring. They sent me to Ramon's on Mulberry, I believe, just off Houston, who did a really great job.
post #87 of 139
Isn't this just going to be "The 100 tailors in America"?
post #88 of 139
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Isn't this just going to be "The 100 tailors in America"?

The list may be filled out by people who's last name is actually spelled (or misspelled) 'Tailor'.
post #89 of 139
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Isn't this just going to be "The 100 tailors in America"?

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Originally Posted by ykurtz View Post
The list may be filled out by people who's last name is actually spelled (or misspelled) 'Tailor'.

post #90 of 139
San Francisco Bay Area- Peninsula

Two comments from an earlier post:

1. Stay away from Jon Minor in SF. He ruined a pair of slacks I gave him about ten years ago.

2. My tailor is in Menlo Park and is recommended by other forum members too:

Bob Stankovic

650-323-9614.

He's the outside tailor for Wilkes Bashford/ Palo Alto
He's very skilled: modified the shoulders on at least two of my jackets .
Unless you specify urgency, the work tends to be late.
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