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Chicago Tailor? Official Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by smazo, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Have you used him? I have and I would not recommend him. I would sooner use Boguslaw.

    Chang must be quite dismal in tailoring then as Boguslaw really can't even set a sleeve or cuff a pant correctly. And yes, I've used Boguslaw a few years back and wasn't even remotely impressed.
     
  2. heavyd

    heavyd Senior member

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    I use Urek @ Mega Tailor on Dearborn & Superior. Great guy always does nice work.

    I wanted to try Mr. Despos for my new RLPL - alas... perhaps one day I will get the pleasure of meeting him when I go bespoke...
     
  3. drewdub

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    Ok - if you live in Chicago, listen up.

    Check out "Joe" at "Tails" at 1400 ish N. Wells. Right at Wells and Shiller.

    This dude is legit. I have used Despos, I think this guy is better.

    I have had about 4 suits significantly altered by this guy and he is first rate, he can do anything. I spent about an hour talking shop with him today, he was the pattern maker at Oxxford back in the 1970s and for most of the 1980s and 1990s he owned his own shop in the north shore making custom suits. The man is first-rate.
     
  4. Exalt

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    Thanks! I was actually thinking of who I should go to in a month for some alterations.
     
  5. mlongano

    mlongano Senior member

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    I have used Despos, I think this guy is better.

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  6. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

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    Would appreciate any and all new info on Chicago tailors.
     
  7. drewdub

    drewdub Active Member

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    Joe is legit... he is Despos without being flashy.
     
  8. jefferyd

    jefferyd Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ok - if you live in Chicago, listen up.

    Check out "Joe" at "Tails" at 1400 ish N. Wells. Right at Wells and Shiller.

    This dude is legit. I have used Despos, I think this guy is better.

    I have had about 4 suits significantly altered by this guy and he is first rate, he can do anything. I spent about an hour talking shop with him today, he was the pattern maker at Oxxford back in the 1970s and for most of the 1980s and 1990s he owned his own shop in the north shore making custom suits. The man is first-rate.


    Thanks- I'll have to meet this guy.

    What did you have Despos do for you?
     
  9. Vigilant

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    I've gone to Eric at The Tailor Shop at 19 S. LaSalle to have an overcoat taken in, and sleeves shortened. I thought he did a great job, although I would consider myself a novice when it comes to tailored clothing.
     
  10. onix

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    Ok - if you live in Chicago, listen up.

    Check out "Joe" at "Tails" at 1400 ish N. Wells. Right at Wells and Shiller.

    This dude is legit. I have used Despos, I think this guy is better.

    I have had about 4 suits significantly altered by this guy and he is first rate, he can do anything. I spent about an hour talking shop with him today, he was the pattern maker at Oxxford back in the 1970s and for most of the 1980s and 1990s he owned his own shop in the north shore making custom suits. The man is first-rate.


    After a quick search, the guy seems to do alteration only now, doesn't he?
     
  11. Ad Fundum

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    Do we have prices for custom work from all of the shops in the Chicago area? While I believe those who say Despos value for the dollar is high, I can't afford $3200 for a suit, yet.

    Are there others who charge less? I am wanting to build up my work place wardrobe and I was hoping there were some hidden gems in the midwest. I'll post my own thread later but thought I would scour the forum for info first.
     
  12. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Despos is a down to earth kind of guy. he knows what he is doing but not one of those flashy guys.
     
  13. deepitm

    deepitm Senior member

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    I have gone to Maria Tesseris at Golden Needle on several occasions and have been pleased with the work. She doesn't try to force a house style on you and understands if you want to do something more on the trendy side. In Chicago, I have been to a few tailors whom I've had to fight tooth and nail in order to get a slimmer pant leg, a bigger cuff, a trimmer jacket, little to no break, etc. Maria, on the other hand, is very easy to work with. Also, lots of high end garments in there to be altered at any given time, so I take it as a good sign that people entrust her with their expensive clothes.
     
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  14. LennonMcCartney

    LennonMcCartney Well-Known Member

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    I've only been to Golden needle, Maria is great. It's usually runs me 100 to have the sides taken in on a jacket, so it's not cheap.
     

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