Finding a tailor?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by esquire., Oct 15, 2004.

  1. esquire.

    esquire. Senior member

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    Feb 5, 2004
    There's been some recent posts stating the importance of finding the right tailor for doing alterations. See the recent post about how the hacks at Barney's, which kind of shocks me since I would have thought their alterations would have been sufficient. Certainly better than the mall tailor I was considering.

    Right now, it just seems the only method is to take shirts and suits to different tailors until you find the one you like. But, this seems hit or miss. I think there's a website that will help you find tailors, but I suspect its like those 1800 Dentist numbers. You must pay to get on the list.

    Any suggestion for the Orange County, CA?

  2. christian

    christian Senior member

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    Sep 22, 2004
    If you can find the right tailor, then he take a OTR suit and make it fit it almost as good as something MTM. The only limitations are the shoulder width and the length of the suit. I think? However, the real problem is finding a tailor who knows what they're doing.

  3. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    May 5, 2004
    It's tough to find a good tailor. The tailors I have used for alterations in the LA area (sorry, no OC experience) are all ones that make custom suits, and I've sort of eased into using them by having them do easy jobs first to make sure they did a good job on simple things, before asking them to do something complex.

    You could start by asking the concierge at one of the higher-end hotels down in OC (e.g., Ritz-Carlton in Laguna or Four Seasons in NB). That's how I found a pretty good tailor in LA. Or maybe hit up Gary's in Fashion Island to see if they can either do the work themselves or recommend someone?

  4. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    Jan 29, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Who do you like in LA?

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