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August 19, 2019 3:03 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a trans or trans-friendly tailor in Boston for dress shirt alterations. Queer Exchange has, sadly, led me to dead ends, and I'm not comfortable taking this to a cis rando whose comfort with trans genders and bodies hasn't been tested. (A known trans-friendly cis person is fine.) Who do you recommend, or where else should I look for recommendations?
posted by nebulawindphone to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I live in the Boston area and would be glad to ask my network through Facebook on your behalf. Send me a MeMail, maybe?
posted by Sublimity at 3:52 PM on August 19, 2019 [2 favorites]

I would love to hear the answer to this as well!
posted by faineg at 7:26 AM on August 20, 2019

Not a personal recommendation, but tailor Sam Calow seems to be looking to serve exactly this need (plus he'll teach you to do alterations yourself too!)
posted by cogitron at 11:06 AM on August 20, 2019 [1 favorite]

I reached out to my contacts and was given the name of a trans-friendly cis ally who doesn't have a tailoring storefront but who is a costume designer and seamstress willing to do custom alterations. However, I don't have particularly robust contact information: here is her LinkedIn and here is her Twitter. Best of luck!
posted by zeusianfog at 10:54 AM on August 21, 2019

I got a recommendation elsewhere for Tazzy Cole.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:15 AM on August 22, 2019

I ended up going to Tazzy Cole and had a great experience. Tazzy, who uses first name rather than pronouns, did a great job altering shirts for me, and also put some time into teaching me how to find shirts that would fit without alteration (or with only minimal and cheap alteration). A+++ super recommend.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:38 PM on September 24, 2019 [2 favorites]

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