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Bethesda Tailor (Need to Slim down some Shirts)

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Jerry's Tailoring and Haberdash
2809 University Blvd. West
Kensington, MD 20895
301-946-7757

Great work at reasonable prices.
 

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Originally Posted by Threadbearer
Jerry's Tailoring and Haberdash
2809 University Blvd. West
Kensington, MD 20895
301-946-7757

Great work at reasonable prices.


Any idea how much to take in a shirt?
 

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I used to go to "London Tailor" (who is, of course, actually Korean) on the West side of Wisconsin Avenue a block or so North of Old Georgetown. He did an excellent job with a blazer and suit for me -- he's not afraid to give stuff a very trim, tailored fit. That much having been said, he's expensive. I think I paid 125 for the blazer alterations, and 160 for the suit. But I was very happy with his work.
 

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Originally Posted by atct86
IS $45 alot to have the body and arms slimmed down?
As I recall, Jerry only charges $15 or $20 for that.
 

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Originally Posted by bleedinggumsmurphy
I used to go to "London Tailor" (who is, of course, actually Korean) on the West side of Wisconsin Avenue a block or so North of Old Georgetown. He did an excellent job with a blazer and suit for me -- he's not afraid to give stuff a very trim, tailored fit. That much having been said, he's expensive. I think I paid 125 for the blazer alterations, and 160 for the suit. But I was very happy with his work.

I've used this tailor before too. He does decent work.
 

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Originally Posted by Threadbearer
As I recall, Jerry only charges $15 or $20 for that.

Hows the quality? Can you tell the shirt was ripped apart and modified?
 

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Originally Posted by atct86
Hows the quality? Can you tell the shirt was ripped apart and modified?
I
certainly can't, no.
 

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I've gotten a lot of shirts slimmed at Jerry's. He charges $15 per. He does a great job and the shirts fit great. The stitching looks fine but its not quite as nice as the original stitching. I don't know my sewing, but they clearly create a different type of seam.
 

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Hope you don't mind if I hijack this thread. I need to hem a pair of pants and shorten the sleeves on a jacket. I live in the Pentagon City area (where I know of only one tailor in the mall). Any recommendations? I am also open to any place in the Farragut, McPherson, Chinatown areas. Thanks.
 

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Well, assuming you're choosing your neighborhoods based on metro accessibility, you could try "European Tailor" (who, as usual, is actually Korean), just about a block south of the Cleveland Park metro on Connecticut Avenue. His prices and work are both ok, but neither is great.
 

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Originally Posted by bleedinggumsmurphy
Well, assuming you're choosing your neighborhoods based on metro accessibility, you could try "European Tailor" (who, as usual, is actually Korean), just about a block south of the Cleveland Park metro on Connecticut Avenue. His prices and work are both ok, but neither is great.

Thanks. I work in the McPherson metro area so I was hoping to find a place close to work. Guess I might check out London Tailor...
 

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Originally Posted by bleedinggumsmurphy
Well, assuming you're choosing your neighborhoods based on metro accessibility, you could try "European Tailor" (who, as usual, is actually Korean), just about a block south of the Cleveland Park metro on Connecticut Avenue. His prices and work are both ok, but neither is great.

I've taken shirts to get slimmed at European Custom Tailor in Cleveland Park. They didn't replicate the original seam if that matters to you. It cost me $35ish for slimming and shorten sleeves not too long ago. I'm still on the lookout for other places.

I've been meaning to check out Sauro Custom Tailor by Farragut North/West. But I've read either here or on Ask Andy that the main guy retired so I'm not sure what the situation is.
 

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