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The 100 Best Tailors in America

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

  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    has Bijan been mentioned?

    Dead.
     


  2. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Mr. Lee - London Custom Tailor - Baltimore, MD
     


  3. acecow

    acecow Senior member

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    This thread lends an air of credibility to all other top-whatever lists posted in magazines.
     


  4. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    SF: The one guy who a few SF'ers have used (Enzo?)

    Enzo Caruso? He's in LA.

    David, the Sleevehead blog might be a good place to look also as the author has visited many tailors.

    --Andre
     


  5. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Fantastic, voxsartoria. Yelp was going to be a last-resort way to gather additional names to research. I wasn't looking forward to it, though. Now I can avoid it altogether. Thanks!
    Note please that some of the top names in the business are not members of cdta.
     


  6. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    50 years from now when you are scanned and clothing is totally created by computerized machinery ....

    hopefully, there will be no probes involved.
     


  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    DavidWatts (Andrew?),

    Tried to send a PM; your inbox is full. Probably full of more suggestions than you need anyways, but thought I'd let you know.
     


  10. JakeLA

    JakeLA Senior member

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    Dear Newsweek guy,

    Try covering the news.

    Stupid lists culled from bloggers is just one of the reasons your magazine is dying.
     


  11. 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.
     


  12. The Louche

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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'...
     


  13. yachtie

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


  14. Achilles_

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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]
     


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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.
     


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