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New York Neighborhood Tailor Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SamuelH, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. SamuelH

    SamuelH Member

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    I have read through the recommendations for tailors, but nothing much on the Upper West side / Morningside Heights.

    Any recommendations for a tailor in those neighborhoods (UWS, Morningside Heights)? I only need shirt sleeves shortened, but these are pretty nice shirts so I want a good job.



    Thanks!
     
  2. lockey2k

    lockey2k Senior member

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    I would just hope the 1-9 to times sq and NR to 23rd St. and give it to the tailor there (name begins with a C but escapes me).

    For small stuff, the guy at Ye Olde Dry Cleaning does a decent job.
     
  3. cjp

    cjp Active Member

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    there's a guy called Anthony Tailor on West 74th street, between Columbus and Amsterdam north side of the street. He's actually pretty good and can handle that work easily.
     
  4. tbone226

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    Not on upper west/morning side, but i've had good experiences with Peppino , 780 Lex btw 60th/61st
     
  5. Peter1

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    Will also x post in quick questions thread...

    Reviving this thread: Does anyone have a tailor they like on the Upper West Side? I have some simple jobs (hemming pants, taking in waist) and one rather complex one (taking in sports coat and possibly slimming the shoulders)

    I've lost some weight and went from a 42R to a 40R and hope to be able to wear some of my larger sport coats. Figured I'd start with one and see if it's worth the $$.

    Thanks in advance.

    Peter
     
  6. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    What the hell is wrong with you lazy-assed New Yorker?

    Have you never heard of the Metro/Subway? [​IMG]

    And stupid too.
     
  7. Peter1

    Peter1 Senior member

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    That was uncalled for. Check the thread title, Mr. "Senior Member." It says "neighborhood tailor."

    I'm looking for a place I can stop at on the way home from work. I have two little kids; my wife works and I'd prefer not to run all around the city if I don't have to.

    Oh yeah: here in New York we call it the "subway."
     
  8. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    ^Thank you for proving my point. [​IMG]

    I also revised my original post to add "stupid" to "lazy ass" [​IMG]
     
  9. Peter1

    Peter1 Senior member

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    ...and your point was? You say "lazy"; I say "efficient."


    Why are you even on this thread anyway? Either answer the question or STFU.
     
  10. ter1413

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    Listen....sometimes when you want something done the right way, you have to travel to get it done. I live in the downtown Brooklyn area and get all of my tailoring donw in the LES at Stanton Tailors. My dry cleaners is ON MY BLOCK and I pass them every day going and coming home after I get off the subway. I have used Stanton for 20+ yrs! I sometimes get up on a Sat morn, get there at 10:30-11am and am able to pick up my altered stuff same day! There may not be a very good spot on your way to/from work. But a famous man once said...
    "A good tailor is more important to a man than a good doctor."
     
  11. Peter1

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    Listen....sometimes when you want something done the right way, you have to travel to get it done. I live in the downtown Brooklyn area and get all of my tailoring donw in the LES at Stanton Tailors. My dry cleaners is ON MY BLOCK and I pass them every day going and coming home after I get off the subway. I have used Stanton for 20+ yrs! I sometimes get up on a Sat morn, get there at 10:30-11am and am able to pick up my altered stuff same day! There may not be a very good spot on your way to/from work. But a famous man once said...
    "A good tailor is more important to a man than a good doctor."


    Thanks for the civil response -- much appreciated.[​IMG]

    I don't mind traveling for good work; but why do so if you don't have to. I have heard good things about Stanton, btw. It's just that the title of the thread is "neighborhood tailors," meaning "a tailor in your neighborhood."

    Best,
    Peter
     
  12. ter1413

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    Do a search on NYC Tailors. I have seen many and people break them down by price and 'hoods.
     
  13. Peter1

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    Did a quick one -- came up empty -- but will drill down again.

    Most recent post in relevant thread was a few years ago -- and none that I could find specifically mention UWS -- wondering if things have changed.

    Hey, we actually got a good butcher to replace Oppenheimer's after it closed last year.

    Thanks.
     
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    Yep, but just a thread search on "Upper West Side." No matches.

    No worries, thanks again for your help. I'll keep looking. I work in the Garment District so no doubt there's one around here.
     
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    Listen....sometimes when you want something done the right way, you have to travel to get it done. I live in the downtown Brooklyn area and get all of my tailoring donw in the LES at Stanton Tailors. My dry cleaners is ON MY BLOCK and I pass them every day going and coming home after I get off the subway. I have used Stanton for 20+ yrs! I sometimes get up on a Sat morn, get there at 10:30-11am and am able to pick up my altered stuff same day! There may not be a very good spot on your way to/from work. But a famous man once said...
    "A good tailor is more important to a man than a good doctor."


    Stanton is the ish............Pablo for mayor!
     
  17. gavspen

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    Will also x post in quick questions thread...

    Reviving this thread: Does anyone have a tailor they like on the Upper West Side? I have some simple jobs (hemming pants, taking in waist) and one rather complex one (taking in sports coat and possibly slimming the shoulders)

    I've lost some weight and went from a 42R to a 40R and hope to be able to wear some of my larger sport coats. Figured I'd start with one and see if it's worth the $$.

    Thanks in advance.

    Peter


    Presumably by now this is old news but I've also user Anthony on 74th for simple stuff and he's fine. He also took in a SC waist for me, no problem. Slimming shoulders is a more complex job though. Cant say yes or no.
     
  18. NotoriousMarquis

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    Oh yeah: here in New York we call it the "subway."

    This
     
  19. ter1413

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    This

    u realize that you quoted a post that is 6 months old....[​IMG]
     
  20. luzer

    luzer Senior member

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    i live in morningside heights/UWS. i use my cleaners as a tailor
    she charges $15 for pant hems, and complains they are too small.
    she charges $60 for taking in pants, and complains they are too tight

    they dont do a good job and charge a lot.
    any suggestions in the area?
     

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