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

The (hopefully) definitive thread on NYC tailors

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tgfny, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Swangerman

    Swangerman Senior member

    Messages:
    101
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2015
    Location:
    NYC
    I recently had a peacoat altered at Noble Cleaners in Cobble Hill, BK. The name doesn't scream tailoring but the work is first rate. Re: the peacoat, I had the sleeves lengthened on a 1950s-era peacoat I found at 10 Ft Single. Everything was spot on, especially given the age of the fabric.

    I've also had them do a number of pant/jacket alterations ... as well as dramatically tailor a vintage winter-weight glen plaid suit I found at Olafs in Carroll Gardens (shortening the jacket, tapering and shortening the pants, etc). I've never been anything but happy with their work.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2015
  2. super1flavor

    super1flavor Senior member

    Messages:
    133
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    Thanks for some of the recommendations. I've been offline since this last post. I wound up sticking with Ignacio mainly for the reason that I've established a relationship with them and if necessary, I could break their balls if I didn't like the job. I took this Cucinelli jacket to them and as expected, they messed up round 1, but fixed it perfectly on round 2. I've quickly learned having read a lot about tailors on the net, this is pretty much becoming par for the course with most tailors.
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2015
  3. Melbush

    Melbush Senior member

    Messages:
    618
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    I'll be i n NYC next month, where should I for alterations on a leather jacket? Sleeves are too short and need to be lengthened, but I' wondering if it's possible since there is a zip...
     
  4. roquesoon

    roquesoon Senior member

    Messages:
    231
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Location:
    NYC
    Anyone have a ballpark estimate on what the following alterations would run me with Wilfred?

    Jacket let out at center back
    Jacket sleeves lengthened
    Remove small under-collar roll
    Pant legs let out (at both side seams, to the degree possible)

    I'll contact them as well of course, but I'm on something of a short timeline, so wanted to reach out here as well.

    Any other recommendations welcome for another competent tailor in Manhattan or Bronx who could do the work in 7 or 8 business days. I hate having to be in a rush, but sometimes it just works out that way...

    Thanks in advance.
     
  5. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

    Messages:
    5,346
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    How much does Wilfred charge to hem a pair of trousers?
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015
  6. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

    Messages:
    470
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Location:
    NYC
    Good tailor in FiDi? I work near WTC.
     
  7. pnewelljr

    pnewelljr Senior member

    Messages:
    470
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Location:
    NYC
    No one have any suggestions? I have some sunspel polos I need tapered, but I don't want to spend half the price of the polo just for that.
     
  8. cthip

    cthip Senior member

    Messages:
    148
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    

    I've only been to a few of tailors in NYC, but none of them wanted to do shirts. They only wanted bigger jobs like suits and sportcoats. I suspect most people would just go to the dry cleaner for something as simple as slimming a polo shirt.
     
  9. Melbush

    Melbush Senior member

    Messages:
    618
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    Wagner right next to the fulton st station seems to ave a good reputation
     
  10. bLaZ3n

    bLaZ3n Senior member

    Messages:
    197
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2013
    Location:
    NY
    Out in Long Island but I don't mind to drive to NYC or any of the boroughs.. but I am looking to get 3-4 pairs of jeans tapered.
     
  11. loxo

    loxo Senior member

    Messages:
    213
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location:
    New York City
  12. PepeSilvia

    PepeSilvia Member

    Messages:
    5
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2015
    Hi guys, just moved to the city. I have a ton (like 10+) of dress shirts whose cuffs could use a second button. I'm finding that they're not tight enough on my wrist and it looks a little sloppy. Any recommendations for where to go? Also how much should I expect this to cost? I live near 26th and 6th and work in Midtown East.
     
  13. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,649
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    Any random neighborhood dry cleaner can sew cuff buttons on for you. You don't need a skilled tailor for that. I'd be surprised if the cost was over $10 per shirt

    Welcome to NYC!
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2015
  14. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

    Messages:
    18,044
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Central Booking
    

    +1

    Shit...I could do it for $8.
    :eh:
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2015
  15. mljs54

    mljs54 Senior member

    Messages:
    114
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Could someone please recommend me a tailor from their personal experience that does a good job with shirt darts? I have a new T&A shirt I need darts for so would rather not chance it. Preferably in Midtown area. Thanks in advance.
     
  16. mljs54

    mljs54 Senior member

    Messages:
    114
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    No one has gotten darts put into their shirt(s) at a tailor they can recommend?
     
  17. stant62

    stant62 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,015
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Location:
    New York, NY
    

    IMO a reputable dry cleaner near your office should suffice - they're just adding two well-placed seams to the shirt
     
  18. cthip

    cthip Senior member

    Messages:
    148
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    

    As noted earlier, several of the reputable tailors in this thread are not interested in doing shirts. They have no problem staying busy doing only the bigger jobs.

    I'm sure if you look around hard enough you'll find somebody who will do it, but as mentioned above, most of the shirts in Manhattan are tailored by your neighborhood dry cleaner.

    You're gonna have to do this the old fashioned way. Use yelp, or call the department stores and find out who they send their tailoring out to.
     
  19. super1flavor

    super1flavor Senior member

    Messages:
    133
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2013
    It's very sad to hear, but Wilfred has become very ill. I'll leave it at that, but doesn't sound good. He had become the most dependable tailor I went to in recent years. It's actually somewhat scary. I might stop buying clothes all together for a while. Had too many other tailors fuck up too good of items. That or I just have every single thing bespoke from here on out..Ugh..
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2015
  20. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,649
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
    Really? I saw him just last week. He told me they're moving up to midtown in the 50s. If true, that's really sad - he's a great guy, I hope he recovers
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2015

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by