- Jun 29, 2016
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Sorry to hear about the experience with Andreas Gorges. Last I took something to him was probably last summer. The shop had weathered through the first 18 months of Covid, but his son, who had been apprenticing and working in the shop for several years previous, was no longer there. Andreas was back to a one-man operation, and had scaled down to more limited hours. Still seemed busy enough and my relatively simple alteration for a shirt was done when promised.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.
Have you tried calling the shop and simply asking Andreas the status of your jacket alteration?