post #1 of 1
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone!

This is my first post. I actually joined to ask this question. I live in the Orlando area. I moved here from Ohio. My tailor there, his father was Italian and grew up to be an excellent tailor and passed it down to him. If I said I wanted a slim suit (and I do have a slim build with large scapulas, a strong V shaped torso, and broad shoulders) he knew exactly what to do. He barely took any measurements. He had such a good eye for it and he never, EVER, gave me something that didn't look straight out of Fashion TV the first time I tried it on.

Since I have moved down to Florida I have had horrible luck. I have recently had 2 tailors have a go on 2 new suits. One did am excellent job but I had to push very hard for them to do what I want. They wanted the pant legs so long they wod scrunch at the ankle and we're OK with leaving the jacket cuffs too small so the French cuffs crinkle a little, after I asked to let them out a half inch. The other one was very friendly did an excellent job, did exactly what I asked, no questions....... But she also needed me to tell her everything. She just doesn't have the same eye for it that old tailor did where he just knew what to do.

I am wondering, are there any good tailors who are either Italian, of Italian descent, or are familiar with the art, and it is an art, of Italian tailoring, in the central Florida area. I don't mind a bit of a drive but I would love to have anything close to the relationship I had with my old tailor, and that they truly have an eye for good, sleek, modern shape and measurements.

Thank you all so much!