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Alterations Tailor in Downtown Toronto

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gj555, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. gj555

    gj555 Well-Known Member

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    Can any of the Torontonians on the forum recommend an alterations tailor in downtown Toronto. In particular, I am looking for a tailor within the following boundaries: University, Yonge, Queen and Front. I have tailors that I use in other parts of the city and I am not looking for one outside this downtown zone. The job is not complicated and only requires cleaning up some pants just below the rear. Thanks.
     
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    Sorry but mine are not in that area and I have no one to recommend. If it's a simple job though, I suspect any decent alterations tailor in the financial district can do it. If you're truly hard pressed to find one, go to the concierge desk in any hotel there like the Royal York or Hilton and ask them, I'm sure they will refer you. That said, why be so geographically constrained?
     
  4. gj555

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    I don't have time to go to a tailor on the weekend for the next little while and would like to have pants altered. I work downtown so going during the work week somewhere near work is my best bet for getting them done. Problem is I don't know any alterations tailors in the financial district. Lots of MTM and men's stores so I may just call around and ask if they will do alterations.
     
  5. CBDB

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    I've used the tailor at Robert Jones in the Royal Bank lpaza concourse and was quite pleased. Good work and reasonably priced.
     
  6. gj555

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    I've used the tailor at Robert Jones in the Royal Bank lpaza concourse and was quite pleased. Good work and reasonably priced.

    I agree thay they do good work and charge good prices. But, for reasons I am not going to share, I will not take clothes there to alter anymore.

    On a positive note, after trying on the pants again, I don't know what I was thinking. They only need cuffs and no work is required in the seat are. Cuffs can be done anywhere...
     
  7. goffeebeans

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    Didnt want to make another thread, so just decided to bump this one up.

    I'm looking to get some alterations done on suits (sleeves and collar) and pants, as well as some coat alterations (sides taken in, sleeves, and coat length shortened).

    Can anyone whos had similar work done recommend a possible tailor.
     
  8. coiol

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    I get everything done at Parviz tailoring at Yonge and St. Joseph. It's on the second floor and isn't too obvious from street level. He gets things done quickly and does a good job, and the prices are fair. I don't know as much about minute details as other people on this forum, but as far as my eye can tell the quality is good.
     
  9. afson

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    Hi
    My name is afson andi do altration.I pick up the stuff and drop them off again no matter where in the city of toronto.I live and work 5 min from down town.YOU CAN MAIL ME YOUR# AND I CALL YOU
     
  10. houserichichi

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    I can't recall the name of the tailor but there's a fantastic one in the little "plaza" that has the LV store near it on Bloor. Somewhere around Avenue and Bloor. I really wish I could be more help than that but I have had great luck with them the few times I've been in TO looking for alterations. If I can turn up a business card I will be sure to pass along a proper address.
     
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    The tailor near LV on Bloor is Antonio's. They are in the Colonnade building (131 Bloor W) on the 2nd floor, and their ph is 416.413.1661.
     
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    I get everything done at Parviz tailoring at Yonge and St. Joseph. It's on the second floor and isn't too obvious from street level. He gets things done quickly and does a good job, and the prices are fair. I don't know as much about minute details as other people on this forum, but as far as my eye can tell the quality is good.

    Just an update for 2009. Parviz is no longer there, but the shop lives on. Before leaving Canada to return to his native country several months ago, Parviz hand-picked his successor; a man named Ali.
    He does very good work. A friend of mine has already tried him out several times for suit alterations (jacket & pants cuffs & jacket length shortening). Having seen my friends' beautifully altered suits, I intend on giving Ali a try in the near future & will show you 'before & after' pics when the time comes.
     
  14. LeMat

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    I just dropped off a suit for alteration there. It's at the cross of the T-junction at Yonge and St. Joseph --- where St. Joseph East would be if it carried through Yonge instead of stopping. Now called "Alian" or something similar. Large circular burgundy crest on the sign. White plastic "ALTERATIONS" sign in the window.

    I'll keep you posted.
     
  15. torontolaker

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    I just dropped off a suit for alteration there. It's at the cross of the T-junction at Yonge and St. Joseph --- where St. Joseph East would be if it carried through Yonge instead of stopping. Now called "Alian" or something similar. Large circular burgundy crest on the sign. White plastic "ALTERATIONS" sign in the window.

    I'll keep you posted.


    Bumping an old thread. How did it go? I'm considering that place to alter my wool coat.
     
  16. Doxe

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    I've used Magic Tailor at 211 Yonge St. to do alterations on a lot of my OTR Canali including an overcoat. The shop is located on the East side of the street right across from Eaton Centre just below Shuter Street. The tailor is Mehmet and was the alterations tailor at the Bay for years before opening his own shop. His prices are good (if not low) and his turnaround time is quick.

    Most importantly Mehmet won't let you leave unless he's satisfied with the product. We tinkered with my overcoat several times before he let me take it home and I was only charged for the one alteration.

    For the order I have right now my invoice says:

    $25 to shorten sleeves (excellent job BTW)
    $35 to take in the center seam
    $15 to hem pants
    $15 to take in the seat on pants
    $45 to take in the front seam on a jacket

    Prices tend to vary on how much you're bringing in. My last order I had 3 pairs of pants and three blazers being altered so that may be reflected in the prices charged.

    Doxe
     
  17. torontolaker

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    I've used the tailor at Robert Jones in the Royal Bank lpaza concourse and was quite pleased. Good work and reasonably priced.

    what do you mean by reasonably priced?
     
  18. torontolaker

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    how much does it normally cost to take in the back of a wool car coat/top coat?
     
  19. TRINI

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    how much does it normally cost to take in the back of a wool car coat/top coat?

    You can get this done at any Stitch-It. Probably $40?
     
  20. torontolaker

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    You can get this done at any Stitch-It. Probably $40?
    how's the quality though? I just bought the [quilted] wool coat and really don't want it ruined. [​IMG] I'm not sure if it's the sides or the back that needs tucking, maybe both.
     

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