I know there are other threads - many - on Chicago tailors. I'm not looking to go to Despos (yet). I have PLENTY of resale shop suit jackets, Gap jackets, eBay steals, and other deals in great condition, but they need a little altering.
Most of the things I need are:
Lengthen jacket sleeves 1" or less
Taper in waist 1" or two
Perfect example: I just received a Lands End Canvas jacket, and an Old Navy jacket (two perfectly lightweight blazers to up-casual this season), and the shoulders and chest fit beautifully, but the waist needs to come in a bit.
So, what am I looking for as far as alterations / tailors go? The "cleaners" down the street is not what I'm looking for, but is there something between the cleaners and Despos?