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post #76 of 94
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Joe (Rizzo's) won't even work on shirt's. Not sure if they quoted you on jacket sleeve shortening?

You're right - I stand corrected. It was for an SC, not a shirt. They refused to do shirts.
post #77 of 94
Nobody here has tried Alan Rouleau/Couture on Newbury St.? Hands down the best tailor in the city-I have been here almost 30 years, tried them all and I used to have my clothes made in NY. Met him when he won his first Best of Boston around 1994 and now he is in their Hall of Fame.
Not sure if he still does alterations to the public but he makes most of my wardrobe and fixes whatever else I buy without a question. He doesn't even own a buttonhole machine-all done old school by hand. He travels a bit but works late and week-ends by appointment. I once met him on a Sunday night at 8 to have him fix some things for me before my flight the next day.
not cheap but you get what you pay for and he has a really cool showroom.
post #78 of 94
I tried Jerry's Custom Tailoring on Boylston Street to shorten the sleeves on an order from Indochino.

2 weeks, $15, perfect now have the perfect amount of cuff showing.

Almost perfect reviews on Yelp, which is saying something because it's usually the angry people that take the time to complain.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/jerrys-custo...rations-boston
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post #80 of 94
Took a suit today to Jack's in Porter Square. He was very kind, seemed honest, and immediately understood how I wanted the suit modified. He also didn't show any snobbishness about the fact that it's a cheap suit, which I appreciate.

I'll report back when I pick up the suit in a week. I expect the work to be very good, but we'll see.
post #81 of 94
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Took a suit today to Jack's in Porter Square. He was very kind, seemed honest, and immediately understood how I wanted the suit modified. He also didn't show any snobbishness about the fact that it's a cheap suit, which I appreciate.

I'll report back when I pick up the suit in a week. I expect the work to be very good, but we'll see.

Prior to moving away from Boston, I used to always bring my suits to Jack. He is a real good guy and my suits always turned out great. Looking forward to using him again when I move back.
post #82 of 94
I had good luck with Jack, but better with Le Couturier House of Alterations in Central Square. Less money than Jack and the work is just as good or better. For example, I had a shirt taken in that had sleeves that were too long. The tailor moved the whole placard up, not just the cuff. Very nice work. I took jeans to Jack to take in the waist and he turned away the work. LC did it for me and it turned out great. Only fault I have with him is when he says he will do the work by Tuesday he means he will do the work ON Tuesday. I just call ahead to make sure the stuff is done.
post #83 of 94
I need to get a couple of suits pressed. Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks
post #84 of 94
Jack's work was excellent.
post #85 of 94
I've just started going to Jerry's Tailor on Boylston St. I've given him a couple of suit pants to alter. I've also asked his opinion on my suits - that I like a more fitted look and what does he think of the fit; can/should it be altered to get a more fitted look.

I've shown him two suits and his answer has been, no they look great as is and if I made them more fitted they wouldn't look good. The pants on these 2 suits are pleated. So I'm wondering if that's his actual opinion or whether he's just not interested in that kind of work.

Anyone care to comment?
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I need to get a couple of suits pressed. Does anyone have a recommendation? Thanks

Still looking for someone to press suits.
post #86 of 94
Anyone have experience with the in-house tailoring at Barneys in Copley Square?
post #87 of 94
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Originally Posted by deburn View Post

I've just started going to Jerry's Tailor on Boylston St. I've given him a couple of suit pants to alter. I've also asked his opinion on my suits - that I like a more fitted look and what does he think of the fit; can/should it be altered to get a more fitted look.
I've shown him two suits and his answer has been, no they look great as is and if I made them more fitted they wouldn't look good. The pants on these 2 suits are pleated. So I'm wondering if that's his actual opinion or whether he's just not interested in that kind of work.
Anyone care to comment?
Still looking for someone to press suits.

French cleaners in back bay.  One of the best option in Boston, imo.

I would also recommend having your shirts done there. Cold water wash, gentle dry and then iron by hand I believe. Their folded shirts can be worn out of the plastic, unlike the cheaper options which require a touch up (or worse) prior to wearing.


Edited by Frankie22 - 8/27/12 at 7:50pm
post #88 of 94

As mentioned, Gary Drinkwaters in house tailer is very very good.  I had a competing tailor work on a coat he had done for me (in a pinch)  and she asked me who had done the original as the work was top notch.

post #89 of 94
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Anyone have experience with the in-house tailoring at Barneys in Copley Square?

Yes. Sport coat and also some denim where they reattached the hem.

I would recommend taking more complicated alterations out to Porter square and having Drinkwaters fit and execute. Gary is very good and his tailor is top notch.

post #90 of 94
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I would recommend taking more complicated alterations out to Porter square and having Drinkwaters fit and execute. Gary is very good and his tailor is top notch.

Very helpful, thanks!
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