Originally Posted by johnnynorman3
Yup. Three fittings. Every stitch done in house -- all the hand work (a lot of it) by the tailor (guy who measured me and who will cut the pattern), and the long seams by his trusty assistant.
AFAIK, your tailor, who also has been my RTW alterations tailor since college (early 80s, so it's been awhile...) cuts his trousers but then sends it offsite to have them made. This is actually a common practice. Joe will, however, probably do any handsewing on your coat, since he is the one who generally does that in his shop.
There was a recent thread about Joe's work, with photographs:Joe Calautti of Rizzo Tailor
In my opinion, Joe is in that rapidly dwindling rank of tailors in the U.S. who can make a very good individualized product but at lower cost than the very best. I am sure that you will be pleased.
I saw some overcoats at his shop three weeks ago that he made for a customer about ten years ago, in for repairs, and they were quite nice.