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The 100 Best Tailors in America

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by DavidWatts, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. reidrothchild

    reidrothchild Senior member

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    I've had good experiences working with Anthony Paranzino of Charleston, West Virginia who posts here as Tony the Tailor. I believe he does bespoke, though I've only ever used him for MTM.
     
  2. The Louche

    The Louche Senior member

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    Washington DC - Georges de Paris - Tailor to the Presidents.

    Article about Georges de Paris


    Will Field as well. I'd beg to say he's better regarded by most in DC than De Paris. Not to sell De Paris short, however. And I've never used either. Just sayin'...
     
  3. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    hopefully, there will be large probes involved.
    FIFY [​IMG]
     
  4. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Yelp?

    Start here instead: it's not a complete list, but you can supplement from the comments in this thread.


    - B


    Of course my state doesn't have a name on that list [​IMG]
     
  5. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    Romeo Singca, the owner of Felice Custom Tailors 7853 Herschel Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 454-8205 is a true artist who has made some wonderful pieces for me, including jackets, an overcoat, and a morning coat (tuxedo). I wear the navy blazer he made for me all the time and my MTM Oxxford blazer stays in the closet. Member Full Canvas first recommended him to me. The original opinions of Full Canvas are in this post: http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...91&postcount=7 Further information, including a post from me, is here: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...ghlight=singca Because of Romeo, I no longer buy OTR and recently passed up a Brioni jacket on sale. I visit Romeo whenever I'm in San Diego and conversely I find excuses to visit San Diego so I can visit Romeo (excuses are easy to find since I have a brother in San Diego). It's been 2 years since I've ordered from him, but I'll be in San Diego 2-3 times next Spring, so I'm already planning my next order! Andrew, you really should visit his shop and see his work close-up.
     
  6. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    I've had good experiences working with Anthony Paranzino of Charleston, West Virginia who posts here as Tony the Tailor. I believe he does bespoke, though I've only ever used him for MTM.

    I believe Tony's suits are made by English-American.
     
  7. officeboy

    officeboy Senior member

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    It is a lot slower forum then this but you might try cutterandtailor.com They have a directory also.
     
  8. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Harvard square landmark in Boston: J Press. They have a tailor at the back named Tad and he does excellent work. I think he's Polish, so he has a very long last name I can't pronounce or spell. J Press was the store featured in the movie Twenty One (the one about MIT kids counting cards for blackjack or some stupid gambling game) where the main character worked there part time. http://www.yelp.com/biz/j-press-cambridge go to the yelp reviews and search for the term 'tad' you'll find laudatory praise for his "flawless, excellent work" if Tad doesn't make it into the top 100, I will be very disappointed!
     
  9. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For bespoke in Massachusetts, Rizzo's of Harvard Square.

    ALso, Raymond on Federal Street in Boston.
     
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  11. OxxfordSJLINY

    OxxfordSJLINY Senior member

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    What you will find is "tailor" of the era we are in is more MTM than made in house type of custom work that most will think of when they think of a tailor. The CTDA did a survey in the late 80's early 90's of shops across the country offering custom clothing or clothing made to order. Less than 5% of the shops said they made the clothing on site, everything else was sent to a third party CTM house for manufacturing. Don't misinterpret what I am saying. Custom tailors are fewer than ever and replenishment is slow to nonexistent. With the demise of true custom makers the custom clothing realm absorbs the current methods (MTM) and "Custom tailor" defines a new breed of tailor or the "tailor" of the era. Clothing made by utilizing tape measure skills over pattern making, cutting and sewing. 50 years from now when you are scanned and clothing is totally created by computerized machinery the MTM guys will be saying the same thing. Like I said, I am not bashing anyone, just an observation of the state of things as I see it.
    Fortunately, this is hardly the case in Italy (where the vast majority-90-95% of bespoke tailors are true bespoke tailors-actually, the truest bespoke tailors in every sense of the words). Italy currently has more true bespoke-actually, more in the way of the truest bespoke tailors than every other country in the world.
     
  12. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^

    that looks like LNC
     
  13. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    OP: how about traveling tailors that serve the US?

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  14. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    ^^

    that looks like LNC


    Nope; LNC is not on Rivington.
     
  15. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Fortunately, this is hardly the case in Italy (where the vast majority-90-95% of bespoke tailors are true bespoke tailors-actually, the truest bespoke tailors in every sense of the words). Italy currently has more true bespoke tailors than every other country in the world.

    Nice to know you are still around OxxfordSJLINY, thank you for your comments.
     
  16. RSS

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    Of course my state doesn't have a name on that list [​IMG]
    Come ... come to the world of civilization. It awaits you.
     
  17. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    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.


    We are training tailors now. My top Bespoke maker Rory Duffy is 28 I am 31which works for us and against us at times. We have both been in the business since we where 19 but people imagine tailors to be ancient.
     
  18. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    Come ... come to the world of civilization. It awaits you.

    Someday I will return. (if Minneapolis/St Paul counts)

    I travel a lot anyway [​IMG]
     
  19. Griffyndor

    Griffyndor Senior member

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    For my money, the best alteration tailor in NYC is Bhambi. Although significantly more expensive than the other tailors I use (and I generally use LNC), Bhambi always suggests and additional tweak or two that ends up making the final product superior to what I had imagined. You can buy a kiton jacket for $1000 at century 21 and spend $500 to have Bhambi tailor it, and you've come out with a bargain.

    A
     
  20. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Another in LA is Bill Cairo Custom Tailor in San Marino. The shop is run by the son, Joe, who handles all the alterations. Bill still measures and cuts for the bespoke work (according to Joe.)
     

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