Best New York tailors for alterations?
July 15, 2008 7:26 AM   Subscribe

Best New York tailors for alterations?

I've looked through the (many) previous AskMes on tailors in NY, but most of those posts are a bit old or are not specifically asking about a tailor for alterations. What I'd like to do: have two off-the-rack suits tailored to fit me better, and have 3-5 shirts tailored to cut down the sleeve length and, if possible, cut the back so that it doesn't balloon out so much. What are my options? And, just so I can know roughly what to expect, about how much should I expect to pay?

Thanks, all!
posted by detune to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (7 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I can vouch for "Michael the Parisian Tailor" (who I think is actually italian). 212 3rd Ave, between 18th and 19th. He did a decent job repairing various shredded clothes of mine, including an old, heavy wool pea coat.

This was a while ago. I remember his rates being about market average, but I don't know what they would be now. Ask for his rate card, and see if it works for you.
posted by Citrus at 7:46 AM on July 15, 2008

posted by Kwantsar at 7:55 AM on July 15, 2008

Also try here.

I have had alterations done at Hong Kong Tailor Jack in the Village. Tiny shop that doesn't look like much, but they can tailor a suit really well in like 3 days.
posted by bedhead at 7:59 AM on July 15, 2008

Hong Kong Tailor Jack in the Village

Seconded. They're quite popular, so get there earlier in the day, rather than later. And don't lose your ticket!
posted by kathryn at 8:28 AM on July 15, 2008

HK Tailor Jack is pretty amazing (he can drop a suit jacket a size, for example) - but very busy. Raoul's on Mott Street is where the Varvatos store sent me once for alterations on a suit I got there and they did a great job quickly.
posted by nicwolff at 9:12 AM on July 15, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks a lot!
posted by detune at 11:52 AM on July 15, 2008

Beyond Bespoke charges $25 per seam so you are looking at $50 to $100 per shirt for a perfect fit.

Beyond Bespoke Custom Suit Tailors and Alterations
245 Park Avenue
Suite # by Appointment
New York, NY 10167
(646) 417-8220
posted by jhanson76 at 2:26 PM on November 20, 2008

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