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post #46 of 64
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anyone have any experience with "Tails" in Old Town?
I'm not a fan. I have friends that swear by him, but I have not enjoyed his work.
post #47 of 64
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She is great...and she could pass for Ariana Huffington's sister. When I told her that I was met with a blank stare.
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post #48 of 64
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Originally Posted by rssmsvc View Post
Try Squire Tailors down the street from Tate's Ice Cream , there use to be a guy named Enzo who was fantastic but is gone now. The remaining 2 tailors are excellent on pants.


The two tailors of Squire Tailors have retired! Alas, there goes a Wheaton institution.
post #49 of 64
any suggestions around the St Charles, Geneva, and Bartlett area? Thanks....
post #50 of 64
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?

Thanks!
post #51 of 64
Bump for the evening crowd.
post #52 of 64
Which direction in the suburbs? West? I can ask my girlfriend who she uses. She has hips that go WHAM, and no waist. So every single thing she owns gets messed with.

Believe she goes to Forest Park.
post #53 of 64
I'm in the Northwest suburbs (Schaumburg). Thanks, I greatly appreciate it.
post #54 of 64
try Joe's Tailor Shop in Yorktown Mall, Lombard....and from old discussion threads, Squire Tailor in Wheaton and Mathew & Mathew in OakBrook....I had good experience with Joe's but never been to the other two...I am planning to visit a local "Italian tailor" that I saw in Geneva (name??) this weekend to check out the place.
post #55 of 64
Is Golden Needle cheaper than the various Oak St stores?
post #56 of 64
Hey thought I'd try blowing the dust off this old thread - I just ordered a unlined/unstructured Italian wool blazer in a 42 that I'll need taken in to my ~40L frame. Shouldn't be too difficult but I'd rather send it to someone well versed in mens' suits for a perfect fit. Any recommendations?
post #57 of 64
I've been using Nick at Oak St. Tailors, and very happy with results. He's also been very honest when something wasn't worth trying.
post #58 of 64
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Originally Posted by broken_oracle View Post

Hey thought I'd try blowing the dust off this old thread - I just ordered a unlined/unstructured Italian wool blazer in a 42 that I'll need taken in to my ~40L frame. Shouldn't be too difficult but I'd rather send it to someone well versed in mens' suits for a perfect fit. Any recommendations?

 

Nick at Oak St. Tailors is my guy as well.

post #59 of 64
Good to know, thanks to you both. Unfortunately as it turns out the sleeves on this LBM 1911 blazer are too short to be salvaged, so I'll have to do a catch & release.
post #60 of 64
Can anyone recommend a good alterations tailor on the North Shore?
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