Welcome to the forum, Doc4! You've posed a very good question, and if you've read through previous posts in this thread, you've probably come to the conclusion that there don't appear to be any really stellar tailors in Vancouver. That's certainly been my assessment, and I think many others would agree. Still, you're not inquiring about really major alterations (like shoulder-narrowing requiring sleeve removal, etc.), and what you've described should be within the competency range of a number of Vancouver tailors. Here are some you could consider: 1. Frank Fuscaldi at Minichiellos in North Van (Esplanade near Lonsdale). Frank epitomizes the dogmatic, old-world tailor (he's an older Italian guy), and it's sometimes a slightly-punishing experience working with him. However, he does pretty good work, I think, and I have had him do major surgery on a new Isaia jacket recently, where he did take it apart (sleeves off, etc.) recut it and sewed up back up. So, I'm sure he could do all the things you've mentioned. Just be thick-skinned when working with him! 2. Tony Arletto. I and many others have had Tony do tailoring work, and I think he is pretty good--at least by Vancouver standards. The trouble is that he has gone into semi-retirement (selling his business, European Custom Tailors, to a dolt, Tony Tran) and is hard to access. I heard that he is working at another establishment now, but haven't been able to get any information on this. 3. Joy at Oakridge Tailors. Joy is a young woman, trained in Paris, who is fairly good (again by Vancouver standards), I think. I had her do some fairly extensive alterations on a Brunello Cucinelli corduroy jacket, and everything came out OK. On the other hand, my wife had her hem some pants, and she got the length all wrong. So maybe the secret with Joy is to be super didactic. Other guys may come on here (I hope they do) to fill you in on some other tailors. The Hoff, Rob, Scott, et al., where are you? Oh yeah, about an appointment: I would definitely make one, just to be sure the person is going to be there.