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Good tailors in Boston Metro - Any updates?

post #1 of 17
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Found an old thread on here, but it hasn't had any postings since 2012.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/81484/best-tailor-in-boston-area-any-reccomendations

Curious if those recommendations are still accurate?

I'm looking for someone who can alter a few suits and sport coats. Have used Jordan's on Newbury and have been very satisfied (but would like to find someone further West if possible).

This is what I took away from the old thread:

> Rizzo's in Harvard Square (just closed, I believe). Great tailor. butbut.gif

> Le Couturier House of Alterations (Central Square)

> Frank’s Custom Tailoring (Winter Street)

> Raymond Personal Tailor (Financial District)

> Mario (Chestnut Hill)

> Jack's (Porter Square), sounds like he likes to do it "his way"

> Rodolfo Tailoring (Copley Square)
post #2 of 17

I came across the same thread and also wondered this question. I am thinking about having the body of a suit jacket shortened and wanted to take it to a quality tailor. 

 

koalb, did you end up trying any of the other stores you listed?

post #3 of 17
I am having Mario take in a linen jacket for me and should be done next week. Can't believe rizzo closed.

I can't always go to Rodolfos so I hope Marios will be good.
post #4 of 17

I found Nam the Tailor, in Quincy Center, was good for alterations but I think he closed recently. Also did bespoke work (out of my price range, so I can't vouch for that). If he just moved his shop I would be interested in finding out where his new location is.

 

Also interested in what people have to say about any tailoring experiences in Boston.

post #5 of 17
Rodolfos does a great job. Very nice guy and does great work. 1 man place still I think. Right next to Copley so i think better than in house tailoring.

I haven't tried jack but did speak with him and he does sound like he likes to do it his way so I went to Rodolfos.

Have heard good things bout Mario so hope my jacket comes back well done.
post #6 of 17

How much would you trust Rodolfo to know what to do without you knowing? Did you normally ask him to do specific things, or did/could you trust him to tell you want needs to be done? I really need a new alterations tailor and one that I can trust to know how to make things look most flattering on me.

post #7 of 17
I have always had good luck with newbury tailors (now on Boylston). I have had suit jackets taken in (and out), shirt and pants altered without any issues. Probably have had 20 + or so items altered there over the last 2 years without complaints
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by BenjaminZeev View Post
 

How much would you trust Rodolfo to know what to do without you knowing? Did you normally ask him to do specific things, or did/could you trust him to tell you want needs to be done? I really need a new alterations tailor and one that I can trust to know how to make things look most flattering on me.


I've really only had him take in waist of shirts/jackets and also a collar gap problem with a jacket. He was the one who pointed out the collar gap and a little too much fabric in the back. I don't have much experience other than this, but he has done the job well. I know most other members have commented on Jack's work a lot in the old thread.

post #9 of 17
Tad at JPress is the best in Boston. Very careful work. I lost a lot of weight and had to have all of my tailored suits and sport coats taken in and shoulders recut. Many of those went back to the original tailors that made them, but Tad did a better job on those that I could not wait the 4 month turnaround time on.

Also great work on less complex alterations.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Tad at JPress is the best in Boston. Very careful work. I lost a lot of weight and had to have all of my tailored suits and sport coats taken in and shoulders recut. Many of those went back to the original tailors that made them, but Tad did a better job on those that I could not wait the 4 month turnaround time on.

Also great work on less complex alterations.

I can't belive I have not been aware of J. Press on Mt. Auburn St, looks like a great place to check out. Also great reviews on Yelp for the tailoring and store.

 

Has anyone had one of the tailors mentioned in this thread steam or press a jacket?

post #11 of 17

Just thought that I should post this if anyone else was wondering.

 

Raymond Personal Tailor wil does offer a "steam and press" service. Also responds very quickly on facebook. And willing to see if they can make a flat cap, just wants to see one up close to tell if they could duplicate it.


Edited by BenjaminZeev - 3/18/16 at 9:20pm
post #12 of 17

I just got back from Mario the Tailor, with snow on the freaking first day of spring :fu:

 

Anyhow, he took in a linen Caruso jacket for me and it looked great. Good work, easy place to go :slayer:  He just took in the waist and bit of fabric from the back.

post #13 of 17
Hi all, I've read this thread and searched other places. I know it's old, but I was wondering if anybody had good tailor suggestions for menswear tailors (particularly for sport coats since I can use my local tailor for menial things like trouser hems).

The reason why I'm asking is because I'm looking for something in the suburbs (close to Weston where I live). I work in the Belmont/Arlington area, so that is fine too.

With my hours, getting into the city/Cambridge can be very time consuming and difficult.

Thanks!
post #14 of 17
I don't know if it could be of any interest but I'm a bespoke tailor from Rome Italy and I'll be in Boston the first week of November... You can find the link to my site on my profile or send me a message. Cheers.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by wigglr View Post

The reason why I'm asking is because I'm looking for something in the suburbs (close to Weston where I live). I work in the Belmont/Arlington area, so that is fine too.

Sorry I found your post 3 weeks late.

 

How does Newtonville work for you? I have lately been going to The Newtonville Tailor; a small one-woman shop run by a Russian lady named Katya. She has some serious skill, recently completing a dicey shoulder pad surgery on a blazer for me without a hitch.

 

Very reasonably priced; cash only.

 

I have also tried Al's Tailoring in Watertown, and it was fine but he missed a few nitpicking details. Also more expensive.

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