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ALTERATIONS Tailor in SAN FRANCISCO

sfo423

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Try Ab Fits on Grant Ave. just north of Union.


Can anyone recommend a tailor who could slim down jeans? I keep hearing that denim requires specialized equipment, is that true or could any tailor do that kind of work?
 

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Agree. Their work is superb but pricey.
Problem w/ them is parking for us suburbanites. A year or two ago I
was thinking of them making me some slacks on a whim. I was in the
neighborhood, never found a spot and the whim passed.Is there a public
parking garage nearby?
 

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Problem w/ them is parking for us suburbanites. A year or two ago I
was thinking of them making me some slacks on a whim. I was in the
neighborhood, never found a spot and the whim passed.Is there a public
parking garage nearby?
Plenty to choose from:

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Problem w/ them is parking for us suburbanites. A year or two ago I
was thinking of them making me some slacks on a whim. I was in the
neighborhood, never found a spot and the whim passed.Is there a public
parking garage nearby?
Yes, ue Portsman Square garage which is about a block away on Kearney St. between Clay and Washington.
 

comrade

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Thanks. I should have remembered that. Haven't been in SF since I attended an
event the last weekend in February. Usually go for concerts, opera, etc. all cancelled.
 

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If by chance you venture to Berkeley. I can’t recommend Advanced European Tailoring enough. Zolton the tailor is a master. Located on Adeline right near the Berkeley Bowl. I sell men’s custom clothing and often send my clients to him and get things tailored for them there. He understands garment construction and how to deconstruct and reconstruct a garment. Plus he’s easy to deal with and a pleasant human being. He’s been closed but if you go and knock on the door he’s typically there.
 

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^ thanks I wanted to check them out but saw it was still temporary closed. I’ll check
 

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I wonder if anybody knows some good bespoke tailors in Nothern California region. I've been looking for a while.
 

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so I tried to book an appointment with Tailor's Keep but they're not doing outside alterations : ( only for their own custom work atm.

Anyone can recommend a place to get some trousers altered preferably in the East Bay that might be open during these unprecedented times?
 

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so I tried to book an appointment with Tailor's Keep but they're not doing outside alterations : ( only for their own custom work atm.

Anyone can recommend a place to get some trousers altered preferably in the East Bay that might be open during these unprecedented times?
Look a few posts up in this thread. Advanced European Tailoring in Berkely/Albany.
 

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Thank you very much. I'll check them out.
 

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Based on this thread (and others - sadly, search seems to be turning up a lot of retired tailors in SF), I took a jacket to Andreas Gorges the weekend after Thanksgiving. I didn't need it by a particular date, since it was a test for him to see how well I liked his work. It's now January and I have no idea when I might get my jacket back...

I called Tailors Keep. They no longer do alterations on clothes they didn't make for you, but highly recommended Martinez Tailors, who is upstairs in their building. (Martinez has an address on Columbus, and Tailors Keep is on Washington, but the building is on one of the weird triangle corners.) I think he's done some work for them in the past, though it's not clear if he worked there or they just used him to do some of their alterations.

My job for him was very straightforward and not a great test of skill: I needed to add about half an inch to the sleeves on a jacket that otherwise fit pretty well, though he let the sides out a bit, too, and I had some regular-workday wear wool slacks hemmed. His prices were basically in the same ballpark as Gorges.
 

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