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Best denim tailor in LA?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by DGP, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Maharlika

    Maharlika Senior member

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    Thanks for your post HTC. I have been and shopped at HTC and bought 4 pairs of jeans and a Rag and Bone jacket from your store. I'm very happy with my purchase and found your staff very friendly and helpful. I believe it was Ambie and a gent named Mike ( Michael ) who helped me. I do have jeans that needs to be hemmed and an old pair of beloved LVC 501 that need alterning. Thanks again!
     
  2. alleyooptroop

    alleyooptroop Senior member

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    i can't say enough about the service at htc. i've had at least 10 pairs of jeans chainstitch hemmed and the work was done perfect everytime. beth is one of the nicest people you'll meet and the store itself is awesome. i will never go anywhere else.
     
  3. hollaforadolla

    hollaforadolla Senior member

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    Just to set the record straight, I am from Denim Revival and we have the original tailors. I split with the owner of HTC and he kept the name. He has set up shop in his store on Beverly. We do everything onsite unlike HTC where they take your clothes offsite to be worked on. Our turn around time for hems is (depending on how busy we are) is usually 2 to 3 days. Major alterations is usually 6 to 10 days. Repairs anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks depending again how busy and how large the repairs are.I understand some of these posts are from people on HTC's payroll but to those that aren't it seems weird that if you "asked" for a chainstitch or the extra fabric and didn't receive that when picking up that you didn't say something so it could be fixed on the spot? I know I would. So I think this might be an attempt to badmouth on HTC's behalf? If I order a beer and the waiter brings me a sprite I am going to say something, not run to a website and talk trash.Sorry to sound harsh but let's be fair to all parties. By the way if you have taken hems to other places and are unhappy we do redos other tailors all the time.
    wow buddy. i am NOT on htc payroll. for the record, i do like their store more than yours as i picked up a raf simons shirt for 30 bucks that came with great service and great attitude all around. i do not know where you come off sounding like a complete asswad. go check on superfuture, ive been posting since last year and believe it or not (sorry the world doesnt revolve around your little store) i did not create a screen name just to bash you. yea you know what? it took two weeks to do the chain stich hem you promised to do in 2-3 days. i called in the 4th day to ask whats up, the guy told me that 1 week (with a bit of attitude might i add). i called 1 week the guy told me to wait even more. i was going to post pictures on the good job you guys did but the terrible service you guys had and the bad attitude you have now completely overshadows it. i did get my extra fabric as i asked but seriously the owner of the store really needs to hire more mature staff that are above starting trivial fights on internet forums. if you are the owner of the store, well then GOOD LUCK. on to reading the rest of the thread..
     
  4. hollaforadolla

    hollaforadolla Senior member

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    First of all could you please tell us what a Franken hem is??? We have been doing hems for 8 years and have never heard the term. So either that is how you describe the type of hem or you are lying about having a hem done here which makes your alliance with some of the other posters a scam. If you have had a hem or other alteration done at our store your name would be in our computer and we could figure this out in 2 seconds... Karma...
    For all to know, we do not give receipts with tags.Anyone who has been here knows that.And yes if you have had anykind of work here you would be in our computer.I do believe you are either mistaken on where you dropped your jeans off,purposely bad mouthing, or have nothing better to do than to be a member of a peanut gallery.Senior member?lol....that's something to be proud of and 2 weeks for a hem ? never unless of recent when our chainstitch needed repair atleast since we've become Denim Revival.Again I'll let you guys continue your online activities.
    I really cant believe what my eyes are seeing right now. I am having a hard time believing that this is an actual representative from the denim revival store (their unprofessional manner in person and on the phone though should have provided a hint). This pretty much stained your store as people googling it from now on for reviews will probably read the trash your arrogance and the way you guys insult your customers. Have fun tailoring chip and pepper jeans for the rest of your sad career as a store. And Jet is right, you don't type jack shit in that computer and still write on your receipts (I know was there about 2 weeks ago, look that up, bitch). The only thing you guys do on your mac (ring a bell?) is browse ebay and troll forums. In fact, I was glad just to get my jeans back in the first place seeing how disorganized and a cluster fuck your system was. Good luck and I wish your store the best (not really). edit: nope. just kidding, my chain stitch hem unraveled today. time to go to htc to fix denim doctor's mess.
     
  5. ziphtc

    ziphtc Member

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    I too actually had very shoddy workmanship done by what is now known as denim revival. I had the franken hem done awhile back and the edges kept curling up it looked retarded. They even used the wrong color thread when they assured me over and over it would look "original".
    Greetings, My name is Zip Stevenson I own (and started the original Denim Doctors in 1994 @ 7952 West 3rd street before moving to 8044 West 3rd street and eventually to where I am now on Beverly and Martel). Like many you, I am a Denimhead with lot of crazy expensive jeans and I wanted the jeans repaired, altered and re- hemmed to look as original as possible. I even had custom dyed yellow thread made to the standard not seen since the late 60's. I split with my ex-partner because he and I wanted a fresh start. It was working out because of many reasons (much of which publicly known). I am sorry if you have been mislead about our outsourcing of our any of our alterations and repairs. In fact, we "insource all of it" the alteration and repair expert, Mr. Margarito Miranda that currently does the work is the same as I started with from day one. I would be happy to give anyone that would like, a tour of our facility any time and introduce you to him. He's a really great guy who has been working as a master tailor for his whole life. I wanted to honor the loyalty of my customers by moving to a new area and away from any old energy of the former location. I am committed to taking whatever steps are necessary to win you all back because I care about you all as customers. Just let me know how to make it right with you and consider it done. Thank you for considering my request. Respectfully, Zip Stevenson Owner, Founder The Denim Doctors "Since 1994"
     
  6. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I too just joined and usually do not involve myself on chat forums but I was googling info on denim and somehow wound up on this site. I noticed this thread and felt I needed to add my two cents on the matter.I was along time customer of Denim Doctors and a couple of months ago I received a phone call from them. Hollywood Trading Co. offered me a free hem. I took them up on the offer.I have to say I was very dissapointed by the original hem.It was done in the manner that my local tailor would have done by just folding it under and restitching it. It was definately not the way they have always done so. I took it over to the store on 3rd and they redid the hem the way I was used to. So I can personally tell you they have the original hems and I recognized the sewers in the back. Also I don't believe the owner of the Denim Revival was attacking anyone or belittling their competitors or people posting. I would for sure bring it to the attention to fix whatever was done wrong: food,tailoring, ect. I would never just walk away.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I'm done doing this on here.I've said what I needed to say and I think anyone outside of this little circle stirring problems will decipher the truth.It's a free world and people will go where they want to and that's what makes america beautiful.

    Say hello to modernarchitecture for me.
     
  8. ziphtc

    ziphtc Member

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    I too actually had very shoddy workmanship done by what is now known as denim revival. I had the franken hem done awhile back and the edges kept curling up it looked retarded. They even used the wrong color thread when they assured me over and over it would look "original".


    If I understood you correctly, a Frankinhem is a screwed up hem. If we at the Original Denim Doctors (now at Beverly and Martel) can be of service just let us know. Regarding thread color, I actually had custom dyed yellow thread produced so that we could make expensive look cool like they supposed to.

    Respectfully,

    Zip Stevenson
    Owner, Founder
    The Denim Doctors
    "since 1994''
     
  9. ziphtc

    ziphtc Member

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    i would avoid that place on 3rd. it's now called denim revival. i had them hem my jeans and specifically requested chain stitching and also requested to have the excess fabric preserved (for future repair work). of course they jeans weren't hemmed correctly because they just used a regular single stitch and the excess fabric was thrown away. i will never go there again.

    denim doctors on beverly and martel are excellent. they hemmed my jeans perfectly and also remembered to keep the extra fabric. i highly recommend them and their service is fast and friendly.



    Thank you for the high marks!!!!!

    I wanted to set up at a new location because things were not working out with my ex-partner and we both wanted a fresh start. I aim to earn yours and the rest of L.A.'s trust and confidence, one customer at a time just like the way I started. If you have any tips on how I can improve your customer experience, I am ALL EARS [​IMG]

    Zip Stevenson
    Owner, Founder
    The Denim Doctors
    "Since 1994''

    Now on Beverly @ Martel
     
  10. ziphtc

    ziphtc Member

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    Always good to learn of some good tailors in the LA area... but does anyone know of any quality tailoring places in the southland? (read:Orange County)

    [​IMG]


    May I ask you to consider sending us your jeans? We have people from all over the country send us their jeans for repair and hemming with great success. Our address is:

    The Denim Doctors @
    Hollywood Trading Co.
    7600 Beverly Blvd (at Martel Ave.)
    Los Angeles, CA, 90036.

    (323) 964-0080

    Thank you for considering my suggestion...

    Respectfully,

    Zip Stevenson
    Owner, Founder
    The Denim Doctors
    ''since 1994''
     
  11. ziphtc

    ziphtc Member

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    I too just joined and usually do not involve myself on chat forums but I was googling info on denim and somehow wound up on this site. I noticed this thread and felt I needed to add my two cents on the matter.I was along time customer of Denim Doctors and a couple of months ago I received a phone call from them. Hollywood Trading Co. offered me a free hem. I took them up on the offer.I have to say I was very disappointed by the original hem.It was done in the manner that my local tailor would have done by just folding it under and restitching it. It was definitely not the way they have always done so. I took it over to the store on 3rd and they redid the hem the way I was used to. So I can personally tell you they have the original hems and I recognized the sewers in the back. Also I don't believe the owner of the Denim Revival was attacking anyone or belittling their competitors or people posting. I would for sure bring it to the attention to fix whatever was done wrong: food,tailoring, ect. I would never just walk away.

    I am very sorry ;( to hear your report of disappointing original hem. I have just been turned on to this forum and only wish I could have been a member of much, much sooner. Anyways, I would love to have a crack at turning you around as customer. I moved the Denim Doctors over to Beverly Blvd. to have a fresh start and we have been getting a lot of positive response and referrals from satisfied customers. If there is anyway to pursued you to give us another chance, I would jump at the opportunity!! [​IMG] I am a total Denimhead and I originally started The Denim Doctors in 1994, because I was so sad about how the local tailors (God bless them for the amazing work they do on Gowns and Wool suits) was hacking my jeans up and making them look like Dr. Frankinstein worked on them!!

    Respectfully,

    Zip Stevenson
    Owner, Founder
    The Denim Doctors
    ''since 1994''
     
  12. ziphtc

    ziphtc Member

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    i can't say enough about the service at htc. i've had at least 10 pairs of jeans chainstitch hemmed and the work was done perfect everytime. beth is one of the nicest people you'll meet and the store itself is awesome. i will never go anywhere else.


    Thank you so much for the VERY HIGH Marks!!!!!!!!!

    We are working very hard to earn your trust and confidence!!

    Respectfully,

    Zip Stevenson
    Owner, Founder
    The Denim Doctors
    ''Since 1994''
     
  13. Dexstar

    Dexstar Well-Known Member

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    my brother and i have taken about 4 pairs of denim to your store on martel for hemming... and though it is not the most arduous task... we were very satisfied each time... at a reasonable price too

    I also wanted to ask how much do you charge for patching/reinforcing? also to taper non-selvedge jeans?

    thanks
     
  14. ziphtc

    ziphtc Member

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    my brother and i have taken about 4 pairs of denim to your store on martel for hemming... and though it is not the most arduous task... we were very satisfied each time... at a reasonable price too

    I also wanted to ask how much do you charge for patching/reinforcing? also to taper non-selvedge jeans?

    thanks


    Thank for the inquiry! Like Auto Body work on your favorite old car, each pair of jeans is given an individual assessment after which the possibilities are explained to the consumer. Most repairs cost between $ 21 and $ 35, The turnaround time is about a week or so depending on the the severity of the problem(s).

    Respectfully,

    Zip Stevenson
    Owner, Founder
    The Denim Doctors
    ''Since 1994''
     
  15. flashback

    flashback Senior member

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    I know a little secret about this thread I will share with all of you later.


    its been almost a year now... care to share?
     
  16. truestorytravis

    truestorytravis Senior member

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    as long as this thread is up, i may as well throw out another shout to Denim Doctors on Beverly. Nice guys, very helpful and conscientious, and good work. Not cheap, but worth it to know the work will be done right. They've also got a small selection of Stevinson Overall and HTC stuff that's pretty nice.

    PS - i want to know the secret too
     
  17. whodini

    whodini Senior member

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    They're still carrying Stevinson? Damn. That's definitely one brand I've been meaning to buy for the past two years.
     
  18. truestorytravis

    truestorytravis Senior member

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    couple of denim shirts, i think. maybe just one. i think jeans too, which look super nice.
     
  19. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    Last time I went they were about to get in a bunch of loopwheeled tees. I haven't been back in a while though.
     
  20. Leonard Leroy

    Leonard Leroy Senior member

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    I kinda need a pair of jeans tailored, I wonder if they still do their tailoring services by mail.

    I spammed all their emails, maybe I'll get not lazy and call in a bit.
     

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