Originally Posted by jeffyhow
I want to have some alterations made to a few things I have. They are mostly sport coats from Armani Exchange, Club Monaco etc. So basically $100-$200 stuff. To get the sides taken in a bit and the cuffs up, where should I go in Atlanta (preferably near Midtown/Buckhead)? I don't want to spend the cost of the blazers in alterations.
I live right off Peachtree in Buckhead and I have always been surprised the amount that the dry cleaning/alteration places want to charge me for some minimal tailoring. For about the same price I can take my stuff to Dau at Sid Mashburn who is a real tailor and can make a jacket from scratch, and the price is about the same.
Let me say one thing about tailoring, despite the quality of the garment, if you get it tailored for your body, it looks like it was made just for you and will look great. Spend the extra few bucks and get it done right. Also, keep in mind that altering a jacket isn't as easy as taking up a pant leg, you want someone with experience.
So go to Sid's or Mario as mentioned above.