I know that reviews about Rizzo's Tailor in Harvard Square have been mixed, so I thought I should weigh in based on a few previous experiences and today... As I have mentioned to some of you before, I would say that I have a "hard to fit" body shape at 6'3 240lbs. However, I adore the sleek graceful clothing that a slimmer man can enjoy with relative ease. These two things conspire to create a discordance that requires a bit of alchemy to be resolved elegantly. Instead, oftentimes I either end up looking like a sausage shoved too tightly into its skin or like a teenage boy wearing his fathers clothes. Neither of which will exactly land me on the cover of next month's Gentleman's Quarterly. In my quest for the perfect fit, I have been to many tailors; often sacrificing skill for doing what I wanted. I had seen Rizzo's tailors before, but after reading some reviews both on here and elsewhere (yes, there is an elsewhere), I was put off. Expecting him to be an old-schooler set in his ways; wanting nothing more than to put in me in some tent of a thing f with enough extra fabric hanging here and there to fashion some sort of eccentric sail with which I could cruise down the Charles. Finally, after foolishly commissioning a Polo MTM suit (before the SF enlightenment) and having it come out horrifically wrong, I broke down and went to Rizzo. Once there, I was surprised. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. He immediately pointed out what was wrong with the suit, proceeded to asked me a lot of questions about what I wanted, discussed with me some things I would eventually learn here on SF, gave me some pointers about buying in the future, then finally took the suit and sent me on my way. A week later, I returned and picked up the suit. I was surprised by how he was able to transform something I would never ever wear into something I now wear with frequency. After being so impressed with what he did with that first suit, I have since brought him a few other things, and have always been completely satisfied. The only gripe I would say would be that I would like a little more waist suppression, but then it may not be possible given the things I have brought him. It is here that I should mention that I do not wield the sartorial wisdom that a few members on the board bring to the table, so I often rely on my tailor to amalgamate what I want and what can be done. That all brings me to today. I recently received a beautiful DB RLPL tuxedo from another member on this board (Thanks RJE!), and I desperately (as a member of a clothing oriented message board I am sure you all know the feeling) wanted to wear it to an event this coming Friday (as in day after tomorrow). Undeterred by the alleged horror stories about Rizzo laughing at customers who needed things expedited, I took the tuxedo in and explained my situation. To my complete astonishment he said he would do it, despite all the alterations that it needed. Do I think that Rizzo would do expedited work often? No. However, I was impressed at how he would do it for a repeat customer in a bit of bind, the way I believe customer service should be done. In conclusion, I would definitely recommend Rizzo to anyone needing some tailoring done in or around Harvard Square.