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I Need a good tailor in DC. Suggestions?

loveandhate

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Hey everyone. I'll be working in DC for the next few months and need a good tailor. I almost feel like taking a trip back up to NY to visit Ramon but instead I'll take this time to find a DC tailor that I can be comfortable witj since I'll be spending so much time down here.

All I really need are light alterations to two suits. Any recommendations are appreciated.
 

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Some people recommend Field's on Wisconsin Avenue north of Georgetown...
 

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Field is as good as or better than Ramon--just go there if that's the level of quality you're used to.

As long as we're starting a new thread on an old topic, if anyone here has found a tailor in the downtown area that can do consistently good light work, such as shortening sleeves and hemming pants, please post a name. I went to Imperial on Conn. recently for such work. Total nightmare, from a service standpoint, and the work quality was not much better, even on such simple work (she screwed up the measurements--the pants are still too long). My understanding is that Suaro is going out of business, and using him for hemming was killing a fly with a sledgehammer, anyway.

Years I've been looking, and I have a pile of pants just waiting for me to find a drycleaner, or whatever, that can do decent tailoring. Tailoring and Mexican food--that's where DC falls down.
 

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Originally Posted by amerikajinda
Some people recommend Field's on Wisconsin Avenue north of Georgetown...

+1.
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There's a woman named Crystal who works at Cobblers & Cleaners (1425 G St NW, Washington, DC --- next door to William Fox & Co.) who I've had shorten sleeves, slim shirts, and hem pants. She does excellent, conscientious work and can turn most things around in a few days. I'd call ahead (202.347.4723) to see when she's in because her hours for measuring and dropoffs vary, although someone is always at the shop for pickups.
 

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Originally Posted by Phoenix
There's a woman named Crystal who works at Cobblers & Cleaners (1425 G St NW, Washington, DC --- next door to William Fox & Co.) who I've had shorten sleeves, slim shirts, and hem pants. She does excellent, conscientious work and can turn most things around in a few days. I'd call ahead (202.347.4723) to see when she's in because her hours for measuring and dropoffs vary, although someone is always at the shop for pickups.

Good tip, thanks. Anyone else?
 

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Has anyone heard of or used VIP Tailors at 1200 G St, NW. I have looked online and read from reviews they are pretty good.
 

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I've used Fields now for a couple of items and his work is great. Pricey but worth it for the right needs. I now need to find a better person to do simple jobs like hemming pants....
 

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how costly is fields? I've been using Do's on wisconsin/M and they're a little pricey...anyone know if fields is more/less?
 

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Originally Posted by Mentos
Tailoring and Mexican food--that's where DC falls down.

Hahah.... I'm in DC from SD and would LOVE a good mexican place!
 

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Don't get me started on food in DC.

I actually tried to teach myself to sew a blind hem to avoid having trousers hemmed in DC.

It's really that bad.
 

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Originally Posted by migo
how costly is fields? I've been using Do's on wisconsin/M and they're a little pricey...anyone know if fields is more/less?

Fields is more expensive and considerably better.
 

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I've used Field's and will go back for my most recent suit purchase. He did a fair amount of work on a Brioni of mine last year and I was really happy with the quality of work (aside from the standard hemming, he did some additional work on the seat, waist, jacket sides, sleeve length plus functional buttonholes). He's a pleasure to deal with and a real class act.
 

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Originally Posted by Mentos
Field is as good as or better than Ramon--just go there if that's the level of quality you're used to.

Years I've been looking, and I have a pile of pants just waiting for me to find a drycleaner, or whatever, that can do decent tailoring. Tailoring and Mexican food--that's where DC falls down.


Well I can help with finding good Mexican food. Go to El Paso Cafe tucked away on glebe by Route 50 in Arlington. It is by far the best in town - so authentic that they have a picture of the President on the wall and the staff have a look on their face like "Who is this gringo???"
 

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