The 100 Best Tailors in America

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  1. Roger Everett

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    Daniel Motorca
    The Tailor Shop -- 8303Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, Fl. 32216
    Tel. 904-642- 7780

    A master tailor, for any alterations. Plus bespoke siuts, shirts, ties, braces, etc. . Has a large modern building w/ large store front, in which he displays a large stock of shirts- ties- and examples of his bespoke suits. As well as having various displays of cuff links, shoes, tie clasps, PS and any acc. a well dressed man might need. Has a large stock of fabrics on hand as well as an area with enough fabric books to kill an afternoon. I've always been treated well and been qiute satisfied with him. Daniel also does a big business in bespoke wedding gowns, with a separate fitting area for the ladies.

    Roger
     


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    Caspar Weinberger's tailor - Paul Winston at Chipp2, +1 (212) 687-0850
     


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    Freddy Vandecasteele - Shirtmaker in Los Angeles.
     


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    I have heard good things, but never used, Brooks (346 madison) tailors.


    Someone was blowing smoke about their experience at BB, unless they were lucky. Most of the work for the tri-state BBs is done in a shop on Long Island, and IME is hackwork. If you asked for something quickly at 346 - and 346 only - it was sent to Paul Winston.
     


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    The English take good tailoring for granted.

    The English take their right to wear capris for granted - they know they're lucky to have good tailors.
     


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    Someone was blowing smoke about their experience at BB, unless they were lucky. Most of the work for the tri-state BBs is done in a shop on Long Island, and IME is hackwork. If you asked for something quickly at 346 - and 346 only - it was sent to Paul Winston.

    the guy who told me was Thom Browne [​IMG]
     


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    Hi guys,

    Andrew Romano here--Newsweek Senior Writer, long-time lurker, some-time poster. I've just accepted a freelance assignment to report and write a definitive list of the 100 best tailors in America, and I'm hoping you--the experts--can help.

    Here's what I'm looking for: the names of the top tailors you've had the pleasure of visiting. They can make full bespoke suits. They can stop at alterations. But they have to be skilled craftsmen who really know what they're doing. And they have to come from all corners of the country.

    I'm planning to consult several other sources: local shops, Yelp listings, etc. But I think that you, the members of Style Forum, could be the most important influence on this list, if you're willing to chip in. Eventually, I'll be speaking to each of these tailors individually and writing up 100 short reports that will be published in a high-profile, yet-to-be-launched web magazine--and that will hopefully bring these men and women some new business while serving as the go-to resource for guys like us.

    So please, fire away. Thanks so much for your help.

    Andrew


    You should go back to your editor and tell him he's missed the basic theme of the story.

    High-end men's tailoring is fading away. Tailoring as an art is disappearing.

    When you conduct your interviews, note the average age.

    That's the story.
     


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    Thanks, Coburn. I'm in complete agreement. I hope to make a point of it in my introduction to the list--and to write more about the dying art of tailoring in the future.
     


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    what about jefferyd he seems to be a tailors tailor. a real great. amarite?
     


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