TAILORS ATELIER Tailors Atelier in East Village
Mon-Fri 10am to 7pm, Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun Closed
We've got all your needs covered: from private to corporate recuts, reshape and repairs and everything in between. Don't hesitate to ask us a question or inquire as to why a certain process has to take place. All of our staff are friendly and knowledgeable because we know what it feels like. We want you to know just how special you and your merchandise are to us, so we do our very best to ensure that you and your needs always come first. We even have a complimentary estimate when you come out to us!
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Tailoring custom suits & alteration for different body types is our forte. I believe that good tailors can enhance the fit by making subtle changes to customer measurements after comparing the weight, height, and body dimensions of the individual with the measurements provided to them. Suggestion on improvements on how to measure yourself to getting that custom look while making the process easy is provided by our tailors. We are experienced tailors that will provide clients with a variety of designs that track modern trends. For your assistance, use the chart below!
Here are a few things I wanted to share with you.
For the high-end tailored suit, it is important that you choose a fabric that will reflect the attention to detail on the tailoring. I would recommend a worsted wool suit, or a high wool blend, with super numbers of 100 or higher. For the sophisticated among you, we would suggest evaluating woolen and cashmere blends that provide the rich finish and the perfect feel without the glossy look. Keep in mind, however, that the high end fabrics may not be the best choice for daily wear and frequent cleaning. Don’t be shy to ask for the specific of the fabric…don’t settle for being told it’s “100% wool” because it may not be and that doesn’t say much about the fabric quality anyway.
The details: The term“The Devil is in the Details” is never more applicable than with suits. Have a look at the tailoring work and focus on the smallest details. Look at the pick stitching that is offered on the highest end suits, If hand sewn it needs to have a nice even flow, with some minor imperfections (a telltale sign that a human did the work without the aid of a machine). If it is machine stitched, look for short threads that blend seamlessly with the edges of the suit, providing that rich, custom finish. Look closely at the stripes if you choose a pinstriped suit. Do these align well with the top pocket? Remember that the lining in the bottom pockets can be a little off depending on how the suit is pulled in. Evaluate how the pockets are aligned. If you choose a slanted (also called hacking pockets from their equestrian origins) ensure that the angles are the same. Finally, the feel of the suit against your body contour must be perfect. High quality tailors have the ability to create a perfect suit that you always want to wear even if you have much newer suits in your wardrobe. The bottom line is that the smallest details are the ones that will make you say “this is my favorite suit!”
Over time, quality craftsmanship shows in suits.
Examples of alterations with estimated prices