1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

San Francisco Alterations tailor

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Dempsy444, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. comrade

    comrade Senior member

    Messages:
    5,874
    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Menlo Park, CA
    

    +1 He's my good buddy. He's done complicated work for me to cater to my sartorial obsessions.
    And with great success . He was the main outside tailor for Wilkes Bashford, Palo Alto.

    Bob Stankovic- 650-323-9614
     
  2. comrade

    comrade Senior member

    Messages:
    5,874
    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Menlo Park, CA
    In SanFrancisco proper, stay away from John Minor.
    He ruined a pair of slacks of mine which I bought
    in London.
     
  3. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

    Messages:
    12,283
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Location:
    Home
    if you are looking somewhere in los altos, cassara brothers clothier does a pretty good job.

    friendly service. i would ask for mario senior (the father) instead of the son.
    wasn't too happy about how they slimmed down a couple of shirts. but trousers and jackets are pretty nice.
     
  4. shalako

    shalako Member

    Messages:
    5
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I've been happy with Andreas George on Bush at Kearny in SF. Consistent two week turnaround, does a great job with more complex work. I have to have the shoulders rotated on most of my SCs.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,128
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    I use Carlos at Oxxford. I've been very happy with his work for many years.
     
  6. Dempsy444

    Dempsy444 Senior member

    Messages:
    156
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Thanks everybody for the helpful replies.
     
  7. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

    Messages:
    8,518
    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Location:
    El Barrio
    

    FTFY
     
  8. DandySF

    DandySF Senior member

    Messages:
    852
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I've been giving Andreas Gorges all of my work. I've thrown some complicated stuff at him and what I get back has always been well done. He was recommended to me by one of the more fastidious people on StyleForum.
     
  9. rolledcollar

    rolledcollar Senior member

    Messages:
    128
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    I've been using Andreas Gorges and would recommend him as well.
     
  10. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    6,102
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2006

    Here are a few photos of cuffs we did yesterday. Back is actually 1 1/4" longer than the front. 1 3/4" cuffs on 10/20" opening circumference. The cuff width and opening measure don't really matter. Just threw that in for perspective. Won't tell you how we do it but will say how I learned this. By folding cloth to make angled cuffs and transferring this to a paper pattern. The a lot of trial and error.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2011
    4 people like this.
  11. Dempsy444

    Dempsy444 Senior member

    Messages:
    156
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Thanks for sharing. Great idea!
     
  12. NiceGuyTom

    NiceGuyTom Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    91
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
  13. gamblor

    gamblor Senior member

    Messages:
    142
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2007
    Location:
    TransPacific
    Think these are Kilgour house altered tipped cuffs, I also use Andy.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. scottcw

    scottcw Senior member

    Messages:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Location:
    Supportland
  15. MrPhineasCole

    MrPhineasCole Member

    Messages:
    22
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2011
    Does anyone else have additional images of the inner workings of slanted pant cuffs? My tailor and I are interested in figuring out this trick.

    Thank you Despos and Gamblor for providing pictures to spark our curiosity.
     
  16. k4lnamja

    k4lnamja Senior member

    Messages:
    1,524
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Question for all

    Today I brought in 2 Zegna Mainline's and an Isaia to Victor's. Really nice man and extremely helpful but I was taken back by the price! I guess the prices in SF are much more than in LA?!

    For 3 suits (one was a 3 piece) the total was $931!! The most I've paid is from $150-200 per suit. The fixes were:

    clearing the bunched up part near the back of the neck area (middle shoulder), sleeve lengthen or shorten, taken in sides (he charged me for the front side AND the back side near the back of the arm area), taken in the sides of the the vent area, taking in the waist of the pants, slimming the legs and shortening the length of the pants.

    I know this is A LOT of work but 300+ per suit worth?

    Please let me know
     
  17. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

    Messages:
    4,613
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Location:
    San Francisco
    

    I had a suit taken to be tailored-the sides were taken in, sleeves shortened, length of the coat shortened and the chest area taken in. $400. The pants Ihad the waist taken in and had it cuffed. $40
     
  18. comrade

    comrade Senior member

    Messages:
    5,874
    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Menlo Park, CA
    

    You might look into my tailor in Menlo Park, Bob Stankovic.
    Many other Style Forum members also recommend him.
    He's successfully done some complicated work for me.
    He tends to be late with his alterations unless you express urgency.
    He's a really nice guy.

    Bob Stankovic

    650-323-9614
     
  19. LeJouvre

    LeJouvre Senior member

    Messages:
    319
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2012
    Location:
    Florida, USA ; New zealand; Hong Kong; Singapore
    We used to do these at army officer college. In fact we did them with a curve. The secret is to open the trouser seams, make a paper to accommodate the new curved cuffs, and then restitch.

    Not easy, and it took a while to learn the secrets from the older officers because we never did find civilian tailors who knew how to do this.
     
  20. Naka

    Naka Senior member

    Messages:
    747
    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Location:
    Melbourne
    

    Can you please elaborate on the bolded? By paper, do you mean paper pattern?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by