- Apr 25, 2019
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I'll give them a look, thanks!Stanton Street Tailors.
Yes for clotherecommendation for what? Restaurant, to buy clothe?
I certainly will at some point, but I assume that like most shops, The Armory either does their own services in-house, or have a specific alterationist they work with, and will be reluctant to recommend outside of those.[EDIT: Didn't see the reply posts about Sam Wazin] And as much as I'd love to ask those guys to hem my pants, I have a feeling it'll be a little outside of my price range. Which leads me to...You're a rock throw away from the Armory. Just walk in and ask for suggestions.
I ended up giving Tailors Atelier on 7th street a try after noticing they were barely five minutes away on foot. Decent enough shop, albeit unmarked, and no waiting room so I had to wait on the steps to the sidewalk. Clean, but not what I would necessarily call luxurious, but also not the complete mess alterations shops can be. The purveyor was friendly, made some decent barber-like small talk, insisted on giving me a pair of shoes he had lying around (???), and then charged $30 for a cuff hem and $55 to shorten a pair of sleeves!
Is this just what I can expect as a 'reasonable' price in NYC? I'm not trying to make sour grapes here, but the tailor I briefly apprenticed under for a summer charged $15 and $20 for those services (which was after multiple price hikes, he used to charge $10 & $15) It was $20 and $30 at my preferred tailor back in MSP. I was expecting an upcharge for NYC, but that's beyond even what the most expensive alterationist in Minneapolis was charging. $55 for what I know from experience is >20 minutes of labour just feels absurd.
Did I get ripped off here, or is this just what I can expect from here on out?