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The (hopefully) definitive thread on NYC tailors

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

  1. RuleOfRescue

    RuleOfRescue Senior member

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    Gents

    Been perusing the thread for an all around tailor, mainly tapering pants and occasional blazer/suit jacket tweaks.
    I'd say somewhere between "category 1" and "category 2" in the initial post of this thread.

    Murray Hill/Kipps Bay area ideal but willing to travel - preferably Gramercy/Perfume district Midtown on way home (live in Harlem)
    Have used Senel tailor (more of bridal but does men's work) on 29th and 3rd and Apel's on 27th and 3rd (WTF is going on with this place - unsure I want to go back)

    Wilfred's or Cardelino's have come up frequently in the thread -- any recent experiences?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    No experience with anyone you mentioned, but I can recommend Sam Wazin on 57th
     
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  3. bry2000

    bry2000 Senior member

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    FYI, I had a recent really bad experience with Stanton Street Tailors on the LES. They are a shop that has been recommended before and I tried them accordingly. But they basically ruined a coat I left with them for a basic alteration.
     
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  4. deathscythe

    deathscythe Active Member

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    Hello Gals and Gents,

    I just brought an Eidos car coat with unfinished sleeves. I need a tailor that can finish the sleeves with surgeon cuffs, buttonholes, and all. Anything in Manhattan or Brooklyn is fine. I just need someone that would do an excellent job.

    I used to go to Beyond Bespoke but they have gone down in quality recently.
     
  5. J o s h

    J o s h Senior member

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    I found a good guy in Suffolk County (Setauket). It's a hike from the city but I gave him a high-end piece and he did quality work for a reasonable price. Old Field Tailor Shop. One-man operation (Rocco). He does alterations and also makes suits. If you ever have reason to be near there, check him out.
     
  6. clee1982

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    do you really need working button on car coat?
     
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  7. deathscythe

    deathscythe Active Member

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    Not really but it adds a nice touch. It's all about the details.
     
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    Cardelino finished a Ring Jacket overcoat with working buttons for me a few weeks ago. The sleeves needed shortening slightly anyways, so a modest price increase from non-working cuffs and it's a nice touch on something I'll own for several years.
     
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    please share photos
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I highly recommend Senel for women's alterations. more for dresses, even high end dresses.
    do not Know Apel's
    i had suggested pinpoint tailoring on 33rd and 3rd.someoen went there and was quoted very high prices.

    there is a guy on 28th btw lex and third on the south side.
    he finished some bottoms on pants a couple of years ago.
    Pedro and Cardelino is great.
    not sure where Wifred is even located anymore.
     
  11. deathscythe

    deathscythe Active Member

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    Thank you. I am going to pay them a visit.
     
  12. RuleOfRescue

    RuleOfRescue Senior member

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    Thanks; appreciate the info. I went back to Senel for tapering. I think Pinpoint might've closed?
     
  13. mljs54

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    Can anyone recommend a shop to get a wool topcoat re-lined?

    Also, how much should I be looking to spend? I understand it's a pretty big job. I've been quoted ~$400 by my usual alterations shop so am not sure if that is the norm.
     
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    Wow didn't realize it was that big of a job.
     
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    Second this request. I am looking for a tailor in NYC to line a wool coat for me (purchased without a liner). Ideally would prefer not to spend more than what I paid for the jacket. I am assuming I will also have to purchase the fabric as well? Any help/advice would be appreciated.
     
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    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can you take a photo of the I side of the coat. If it came unlined, it may be a difficult job
     
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    I've shopped around and it seems the average price is actually about $250. Still a lot, but it's a pretty big job, since the entire lining needs to be replaced.
     
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    Carl, anyone you can recommend to re-line? Thanks.
     
  20. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    why are you putting a lining in this.
    it is not supposed to have one.
    It is a bad idea.
    there is no where to attach the lining by the zipper.
    there is no facing.

    just wear a sweater if it gets cold.


    seriously, it is the wrong thing to do.

    Carl
     
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