Best tailor in Boston area? any reccomendations?

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  1. RanMan

    RanMan Senior member

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    Rodolfo's is a one man shop and everything is done in house. Good luck, i think you'll like his work.
     


  2. Gordon Geeko

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    Another one worth checking out is Raymond Personal Tailor (also does bespoke) in the Financial DIstrict at 160 Federal. He trained on Savile Row and has an excellent eye for detail.
     


  3. pg600rr

    pg600rr Senior member

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    Might have to try them myself, Is Rodolfo the tailor or is it run by other people?



    Hmmm, this is exactly the service i don't want and am fed up with and I'm a pretty straightforward customer. Why is it so hard to find a tailor that understands modern proportions?


    I dont know either, this has been my experience with past tailors, always set in their ways how they want it and not how the customer wants it... if I dont like it, Ill just have him fix, a waste of both our time, but atleast it'll be how I like it. I even brought a picture to show exactly how I wanted the pants to be!
     


  4. free man

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    I think tailors probably get pretty set in their ways because most people don't care. When they get a customer who knows what he wants, they don't like it.
     


  5. Absolute Beginner

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    I will be giving Jack's a try on the next few things, just to see if the outcome is more reliable.

    Bill, I'm curious if you've had an opportunity to try Jack's yet.

    Thanks.
     


  6. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Bill, I'm curious if you've had an opportunity to try Jack's yet.

    Thanks.


    Yes. I had some simple to moderate things done, and he did an acceptable job.

    I have some much more difficult things with him that are in process yet, so judgement is still pending.

    To his credit, there were a couple things that I wanted done that he said were beyond his ability. I much prefer that to someone who will say that they can do it, and then botch it.


    - B
     


  7. Absolute Beginner

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    I totally agree, and appreciate that candor. Unfortunately, the latter is exactly the situation in which I currently find myself.

    I think I'll give Jack's a try as well.

    Thanks,

    e
     


  8. HalfCanvas

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    I got a pair of trousers finished at Raymond Personal Tailor in the financial district. Raymond was an apprentice at Huntsman as a teenager (he's originally from London). He still does bespoke work, with the jackets apparently done in house (not sure if the pants are). His shop is very nice, with a comfortable changing room and nice carpeting. Raymond himself is very nice and was enjoyable to be around. It was a very professional transaction.

    As for the work, it was top notch with quick turnaround. The dropped the trousers off on Thursday and had them back in a week. The length was perfect, and Raymond understands that the amount of break needs to take into consideration the bottom width. For $15, I couldn't be happier.
     


  9. Boston Tweed

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    I've lived for a number of years in the Boston area and I've tried probably 10 tailors, usually with minimal success. There are only two that I have been impressed with, both for their quality of work and for their ability to listen and deliver what I'm looking for.

    In Cambridge, I'd recommend Jack in Porter Square--he was the first good tailor I found and I only stopped going to him when I moved into Boston.

    In Boston, I very highly recommend Rodolfo of Rodolfo's tailoring. He has tailored 10 jackets and numerous pairs of trousers for me (including a significant recut on a full cut Brooks jacket) and I've been nothing but satisfied. Additionally, he will willingly admit his limitations (like buttonholes) and recommend others who can do an excellent job.

    You can't go wrong with either of these gentlemen.
     


  10. Matt44

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    Hi folks . . . just a few thoughts about my recent experience with Rizzo. I had a John Varvatos overcoat that needed to be sized down from a 44R to a 42R -- so it was a somewhat complicated alteration. I also had the sleeves shortened and the hem raised. The total cost: $180.

    On the whole, I'm impressed with the work. The shoulders came out nicely and the torso was taken in with a subtle touch. The area under the arms towards the back didn't turn out as well. But the work there is still satisfactory.

    Joe was friendly and took an interest in his product, which I liked since this wasn't a particularly sophisticated brand of clothing. From our quick interaction, I can see how he'd have his own strong opinions about how a garment should be cut.

    Anyway, I think I'd return to Rizzo if I ever need complicated work done.
     


  11. DrZRM

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    Any experience with Dick Robasson at Le Coutarier?

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3612/...d6d2e0.jpg?v=0

    I know he won Best of Boston 2008 for tailoring, he was recommended to me by a high end consignment owner. I like Mario, but don't love the shop. Anyone have any experience?
     


  12. needshoehelp

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    Sadly Benny is now retired. +1 on Frank's and Jack's. Rizzo is a very nice option for bespoke and complicated alterations but probably not worth the $ on simpler tasks.
    Bumping an old thread with a question. Now at this same location there is a "Bendi's Fine Fitting and Tailoring"--is this the same operation as before? It's open about 3-4 days a week per the sign. But when I search for Bendi's online, I get Benny Ho, who I understand has retired. Any insight?
     


  13. porcelain monkey

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    Another bump. Who is Boston does working button holes. I was under the impression Frank's did it, but he does't and doesn't know who does. I asked at Windsor Buttons on Temple street around the corner from Franks (which is a pretty cool place in it's own right by the way), and they told me very few people in the city do it any more, but they did not know of any.

    So, who will cut working button holes in Boston? What has the world come to? Do I need to travel to New York?
     


  14. voxsartoria

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    So, who will cut working button holes in Boston? What has the world come to? Do I need to travel to New York?

    Joe Calautti at Rizzo Tailor in Harvard Square will do up working buttonholes, as will Greg Thomajan's tailor at his shop Zareh's in the Financial District. They only do handsewn buttonholes...Zareh does them exactly like Oxxford, which is a brand that they have long carried.

    Not cheap...something like $20 or $25 per sewn hole.


    - B
     


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    who will cut working button holes in Boston? What has the world come to? Do I need to travel to New York?

    You might also try Raymond Personal Tailor on Federal St. He does bespoke so there is an excellent chance that he does button holes.
     


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