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The (hopefully) definitive thread on NYC tailors

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

  1. mikealvaa

    mikealvaa Member

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    Hi all,

    I just purchased some purple label at a great price. Anyone know a good tailor who can work on sleeves, waist, etc
     

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    Yes, go through the thread.
     

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    TheTukker Distinguished Member

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    That's helpful.
     

  4. clee1982

    clee1982 Stylish Dinosaur

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    sam wazin, not cheap though, what exactly do you need, simple alteration can probably be done elsewhere for cheaper
     

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    Well, I suppose things change and the thread doesn’t always update. In that spirit, I can unfortunately report that Cardelino has turned over staff and isn’t very good anymore.
     

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    Hi all, Where is the best NYC place to get pants/jeans tailored?


    Idc for well known places or small sweat shops. I am looking for someone skilled at doing the hemming and tapering. I've been going to denim surgeon and everytime I go the fit is gawd awful. also its super expensive. Maybe it's the way i explain it to them, idk

    any recommendations? how do i ask for the jeans to be shorten, but also tapered skinny but not skin tight?
     

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    I had a positive experience with Peter Field (now renamed to Arthur and Lucca). I had a suit jacket that had been taken in at the sides very badly; the upper back always felt tight whenever I put on the jacket and moved my arms vertically, and the back also had a lot of puckering.

    They fixed both problems, so I can recommend Arthur and Lucca if you're looking to fix a botched alteration.
     

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    ter1413 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I mean this is obvious...but you are trying on the jeans when you go in...right? Not just "asking" then to do this and that?
    There are several suggestions in this thread. Where do you live? Work?

    Jeans are really not that difficult to shorten/taper. At all.
     

  9. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Cardelino is back at his original location on Broadway btw 22-23.
    i assume you are referring to the staff at his old location at 174 Fifth ave?
     

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    No I’m talking about the broadway location. I work a block away in fifth and have been going there for three years or so. Originally there was an older gent doing the measurements but the past several times I’ve been in there, starting about six months ago, he hasn’t been there and it’s been a younger woman instead. The adjustments I’ve had done since then (several pairs of trousers and a jacket) have all turned out sub-par.
     

  11. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I knew he was thinking of retiring
    It wasn't just his unfriendly wife?
     

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    I don’t know the relationship, but she was perfectly friendly - she just took stuff in by making it awkwardly tight in some places but still excessively loose in others. And at a fairly pricey rate (something like 80 bucks for bringing in the waist and slimming the leg of a pair of trousers, more but I can’t remember how much for a suit).
     

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