Originally Posted by AlexInExile
Alberto & Pasquale
2025 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217-2103
Best place I know in Pittsburgh (run by two tailors who grew up in Italy and have been in the business for over 30 years). Been using them for over a year and everything they've touched has been perfect.
I moved to PIttsburgh about 18 months ago and use Alberto & Pasquale for alterations after trying two others, because they have been good, but not great and they are close to my home. The work I've given them has been primarily altering and cuffing trousers and slimming shirts, so I haven't yet asked them for anything challenging, not even a jacket alteration. Though their work has been good, I did not like their suggestion to put darts in the back of a checked shirt and twice with the same job they promised to have it ready by a particular time and failed to deliver on time (IIRC, slimming 4 shirts took about a month). When I asked about custom-made shirts, they told me that their shirts are MTM, since they take measurements and send them out to have the shirts made. Their house style for jackets is also not to my tastes, though others here tend to like a soft-shouldered look and might give them a try. Patience may be required.
Chris, thanks for suggesting Frank Cicco. I've known about them, but hesitated to make the drive. Your recommendation may prod me into giving them a try, if only to ask about shirts.