Allmeier Shirts, 109 Westt 24th Street, NYC

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  1. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    As I walk to work, I often pass the corner of 24th Street and 6th Avenue and note their sign. They appear to still be in business. I was wondering whether anybody knew anything about them and had ever used them.
     
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    bry2000 Senior member

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    I have never used them, but I hear they are excellent for shirt alterations, collar and cuff replacements, etc. Roger Talbot of H&K referred me to them for any alterations I would need.
     
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    hopkins_student Senior member

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    They have two of my shirts right now for sleeve lengthening, let's hope they do a good job.
     
  4. caledoniasoul2

    caledoniasoul2 Well-Known Member

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    do they just do alterations or do they sell as well...
     
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    Coincidently, I just picked up 5 shirts I'd taken there for sleeve shortening this morning. It's a real factory on the second floor. They seem to have done nice work for a fair price--I had never heard of them before, but after having no luck in my sleeve shortening quest at The Shirt Store, a nice saleslady at Charles Thyrwitt recommended them.

    Walking in, I knew I chose wisely. Scattered around the factory floor were bags from Kiton and Domenic Vacca.
     
  6. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    When they shorten shirt sleeves, do they also adjust the sleeve vents to maintain the same vent length?

    How much do they charge for shirt sleeve shortening?
     
  7. Lint Brush

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    They did indeed adjust the placket to maintain the proper distance. Charged 12.50 a shirt. Not open on the weekend, by the way.
     
  8. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Allmeir used to be on 23rd between 6th and 7th. back then it was a much smaller shop with piles of shirts everywhere. They used to do aall of the shirt alterations for Barneys. I never could figure out how you couold find anything in that place. Sandy P. The current owner took over from his father about 10-15 years ago. They still do mostly repairs. He does machine made monograms. Sandy does some monogram work for me. He also runs a large embroidery business on Long island. HE is not always around 24th street. The ladies who work there are very nice. One is a bit gruff. They do clean work. Sandy will also make shirts, but that is not his main business. Carl www.cego.com
     
  9. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    I have had them change re- collar and cuff shirts with white cloth.

    They handle most of the shirt alterations/repairs of the major stores, such as Saks.

    You have to push them a little in order for them to complete repairs.
     
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    Do they do suits as well?
     
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    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    No suit alterations/repairs as far as I know. Strictly a shirt shop.
     
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    totally dragged from the archives - anyone know if these folks are still in business?

    i have about a dozen shirts whose sleeves need shortening, so i'm looking for a solution in manhattan that's less than $20/shirt...$10 would be ideal!

    if no one knows i will go take a look and report back...
     
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    I've also had alterations done there on London shirts. At least two of the Jermyn St. firms, H&K and, I think, Cole, recommended them. They did a good job for a fair price. I have not had shirts made there, but they are in the biz.
     
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    went by today - they are there - $15 to measure and shorten sleeves, $12.50 if they don't have to measure each one (ie they suggested measuring one and using it as a template).
     
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    taxgenius Senior member

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    went by today - they are there - $15 to measure and shorten a shirt, $12.50 if they don't have to measure each one (ie they suggested measuring one and using it as a template).

    Is shortening sleeves the same price?
     

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