Originally Posted by AlwaysDown1234
Any luck so far? I recently got scammed by this guy too and am wondering what my best course of action is. Please get back to me. Thanks
I too am out some money from "Joe" Hemrajani of New York City. I have done some research on him and here is what I know (to the best of my knowledge.)
The "Joe" on the West Coast is a different person than the one on the East coast. The West coast "Joe" appears to be very good and honest and if you live on the West coast I see no reason why one would not use mytailor.com. The east coast "Joe" is quite different. The business model of Bermini Tailors then was to take payment for clothes, farm out the work to numerous different tailors/alterations/dry-cleaners and then use future down payments to pay to get the completed clothes back from the tailors they farmed out work to.
So with this model, the customer paid a down-payment (or a full payment if you were foolish like me) That money went to pay a tailor to obtain the clothes from a previous customer, then the customer who recieved the clothes liberated by your down-payment would pay the rest of their money and that money would go for the down-payment to get your clothes finished. The flaw in this plan is that clothes often have to be sent back and then debts are not paid, clothes are held, customers get angry and Bermini eventually goes out of business because their business model just does not work.
So what do you do when you have a tailoring business and an non-working business model that caused your business to fail? Well..you form another tailoring business based off the same business model if you are "Joe" (east side) and call it "Beyond Bespoke" and start over again and build up the same customer complaints as your last business.
But the different thing about Beyond Bespoke is that "Joe" is no longer "Joe" he is "JT". The business is supposedly owned by Nick Torres but really it is owned by "Joe" / "JT" Hemrajani (whose real name is Jitender Hemrajani). A while back in a City Search review Nick told people that he had "fired" Joe Hemrajani as a consultant for Beyond Bespoke and that was the moment that "JT" appeared.
In my dispute with "Joe" I e-mailed him requesting who I was to ask for a refund if it was Nick Torres, him, or the former owner of Bermini Tailors. He was insistant that he or Beyond Bespoke had nothing to do with Bermini. But when I showed him that I had phone number histories that tied Bermini to "Beyond Alterations", "Manhattan Express Tailors" and "Beyond Luggage" while tying whois and Domain registrar names to "Beyond Alterations" , "Beyond Luggage" and "Park Avenue Tailors" he wanted to quickly change the subject back to me getting my money back...which still never happened.
Anyway to answer the question of how to get in contact with Joe of Bermini in New York I would try his father's store in Queens. Everything about this operations seems to originate from there since they have no real permanent address.
That is called:
Little India Emporium
New York - 11372
Phone: (718) 565-6872
You can also call the phone number at Beyondbespoke.com for the Park Avenue location in New York and at the prompt of the answerign machine hit 00 or 04.
What I really recommend people doing is not calling and instead just go right to civil court because JT / Joe will lie and promise you everything and then ignore you and try to get you to retract negative statements toward his operation as a condition for a refund and then never give the refund anyway. So it is useless to call or bother them in any way.