Working Buttonholes in Manhattan

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  1. darkoak

    darkoak Senior member

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    Can someone recommend a good tailor in Manhattan who can make working buttonholes for a good price? I know folks have had consistency issues with Peppino, so I'd like to hear other recommendations. Thanks!
     


  2. odoreater

    odoreater Senior member

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    I got mine done by Carlos at Summit Tailors in Summit, NJ. He did an excellent job and the handwork on the buttonholes looks great. I know this isn't in Manhattan, but it's pretty close if you want to take a train ride. The other thing is that he's a little more expensive than some of the prices I was hearing for Manhattan tailors (charged me $120 for 8 buttons). Just wanted to give you another option.
     


  3. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    Cardelino's on Broadway between 22nd and 23rd will do them for $10 per, by hand. Work is adequate but not great - the shank on the button is too thick, making the hole gape a little.

    Also, Wilfred's will do them for $10 per, but machine stitched I believe.
     


  4. Lint Brush

    Lint Brush Senior member

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    I suggest Bhambis. Nice work, I think $10/button.
     


  5. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Bhambis or Peppinos. I prefer Peppinos.
     


  6. darkoak

    darkoak Senior member

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    Turns out the old tailor who does working buttonholes at Peppino quit. Peppino's got a replacement but the new guy is not as good. No word on which shop the old pro went to. Anyone knows?
     


  7. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Actually, I just took a buttonhole job to Peppinos yesterday. So I will report in a couple of weeks.
     


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    NYCESQ Well-Known Member

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    Try Yuriy at Finezza (29 E. 61st Street, 5th Floor - - - 212 751-2088) just across the street from Barneys. He charges $10.00 per button hole which seems to be pretty much standard pricinf in NYC. I've had him do functional button holes on numerous jackets in the past year and he is a perfectionist.
     


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    polarbear Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I just took a buttonhole job to Peppinos yesterday. So I will report in a couple of weeks.

    Z, I know this an old thread, but any update on how this turned out? I'm in the process of searching the archives, weighing the opinions and deciding who to take a tux to that needs working button holes and the pants hemmed and let out a touch. Has Peppino gotten over the "rough stretch" he endured on SF earlier this year?
     


  10. zjpj83

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    Z, I know this an old thread, but any update on how this turned out? I'm in the process of searching the archives, weighing the opinions and deciding who to take a tux to that needs working button holes and the pants hemmed and let out a touch. Has Peppino gotten over the "rough stretch" he endured on SF earlier this year?
    Yes, I think Peppinos does a great job. I am very happy with all my buttonhole work they have done for me. He has done a tux for me too - no problem. I have a new Borrelli suit I'm bringing in to him next time I get a free moment (probably not for some weeks).
     


  11. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Actually, I just took a buttonhole job to Peppinos yesterday. So I will report in a couple of weeks.
    For a second, I thought you said you took a buttonhole job at Peppinos . . .
     


  12. zjpj83

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    For a second, I thought you said you took a buttonhole job at Peppinos . . .
    I could use the extra income [​IMG]
     


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    sygyzy Senior member

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    Sorry for the ignorance but what does this mean? Working buttonholes where? On a jacket? Which part?
     


  14. grimslade

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    On the sleeves, where most suits have four nonworking buttonholes, or else just buttons sewn onto the sleeve.

    Whether they "work" or not, they serve no real purpose. Unless you're a "surgeon," I guess.
     


  15. Shirtmaven

    Shirtmaven Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Z, I know this an old thread, but any update on how this turned out? I'm in the process of searching the archives, weighing the opinions and deciding who to take a tux to that needs working button holes and the pants hemmed and let out a touch. Has Peppino gotten over the "rough stretch" he endured on SF earlier this year?

    I am not a purist, but working button holes on a tuxedo seems a bit much.

    Carl
     


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