Best Tailor in Boston

2015 Best Tailor

Boonsom Pasooktham, Bonnie’s Boutique

Brookline Village

She can reconstruct jackets, whip up a wedding gown from scratch based on a picture, and shrink a size 6 trouser down to a size 2. Really, there’s nothing Pasooktham…Read More

2014 Best Tailor

Boonsom Pasooktham, Bonnie’s Boutique

Brookline

Sure, go ahead, get your pants shortened at your local cleaners. But if you have a more challenging job, why not entrust it to someone who understands complex clothing construction?…Read More

2012 Best Tailor

Newbury Tailoring Company

Boston

When the tower of too-big thrift-store finds and too-long jeans in our closet threatens to topple, we head straight to Flavio Antonio Rivas and his affable team, who nip and…Read More

2011 Best Tailor

Robin Chalfin, Toolkit

Given that Mick Jagger, Michelle Williams, and Salma Hayek have all put themselves in her hands (literally), Robin Chalfin can certainly lay claim to being a celebrity tailor. But while…Read More

2009 Best Tailor

Newbury Tailoring Company

Boston

Antonio Rivas and his merry band of seamsters have earned a cult following for their skill in reattaching the original hem to jeans. But come on: Who’s not doing original…Read More

2009 Best Tailor to Dress Your Lesbian Wedding Party

Alan Rouleau Couture

Boston

Equal-rights couturier Rouleau specializes in flattering, custom-fit formalwear for either gender, but is especially skilled at creating sexy tuxedos for girls…Read More

2008 Best Tailor

Le Couturier House of Alterations

Cambridge

Favored by some of the city’s most discriminating boutique owners and clotheshorses, Dick Robasson is a stitch wizard straight out of another era. Holed up in his spartan Central Square…Read More

2008 Best Tailor

Le Couturier House of Alterations

Cambridge

Favored by some of the city’s most discriminating boutique owners and clotheshorses, Dick Robasson is a stitch wizard straight out of another era. Holed up in his spartan Central Square…Read More

2007 Best Tailor

Newbury Tailoring Company

Boston

They’re not cheap, but the Rivas brothers can always be trusted to shorten a pair of jeans (miraculously keeping the original hem), nip in a slightly saggy couture gown, or…Read More

2006 Best Tailor

Newbury Tailoring Company

Boston

When the Rivas brothers relocated down the street to 91 Newbury, their patrons followed. Their tailoring team can take in or let out (not that any of your clothes ever…Read More

2005 Best Tailor

Raymond Personal Tailor

Boston

We’ve all suffered shorn seams and uneven handiwork by tailors. Thankfully this sophisticated shop, run by owner Raymond Buckley, can handle everything from heavy three-piece suits to taffeta bridesmaids’ dresses….Read More

2004 Best Tailor

Jordan the Tailor

Boston

You can shop off the rack, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your clothes will fit off the rack. Jordan Tsavalakoglou can remedy that situation. Tsavalakoglou sizes you up in a…Read More

2003 Best Tailor

Best Fit

Boston

This year, we decided two-time winner Lyudmila Sletkova and her team at Best Fit should be put to the test before capturing the prize once more from the crowded field…Read More

2002 Best Tailor

Fit

Boston

This elegant walkup is no dingy, dime-a-dozen tailor shop. It’s a richly carpeted, sprawling space overlooking Newbury Street through extra-wide windows, with changing booths the size of hotel rooms. And…Read More

2001 Best Tailor

Fit

Boston

No wonder fashion retailers from DKNY to Intermix use Fit. The high-quality workmanship that comes out of this elegantly appointed Newbury Street tailor shop is downright untouchable. But much of…Read More

2000 Best Tailor, Men's

Benny Ho

Brookline

This tailor honed his craft at Louis Boston, and it shows, especially when it comes to pants. Benny Ho is the master of finding that extra inch, making sure the…Read More

2000 Best Tailor, Women's

Yelena

Chestnut Hill

Hidden in the parking garage of the Atrium at Chestnut Hill is this whiz with the sewing machine. Yelena, mother of Tatiana (as in Bridals by Tatiana), is the seamstress…Read More

1998 Best Tailor

Yelena Courture

Chestnut Hill

Sometimes it’s impossible to resist buying something fabulous when the price has plummeted. That’s when your tailor becomes your best friend/ The mark of a great tailor is the ability…Read More

1997 Best Tailor, Department Store

Stephen Smith

Chestnut Hill

He can find that extra inch in the Prada pants on sale that you can barely squeeze into, transform a jacket so it looks custom-made, and miraculously mend that favorite…Read More

1996 Best Tailor

Back Bay Laundry Emporium

Boston

The heel of your shoe is falling off. There’s marinara sauce on your tie. Your rug smells like Chinese takeout. You’ve been going to CVS in the morning—to buy socks….Read More

1995 Best Tailor

Alan Rouleau

Boston

Whether you want a knock-off of a Zegna suit (with fabric from the Italian Mill) or simply someone to shorten a hem, Rouleau and his team of master tailors can…Read More

1994 Best Tailor, In-Store

Mr. Sid

Newton

Fast, friendly, and guaranteed to make you look great…Read More

1989 Best Tailor, Women's Clothing

Perapan

Boston

From hems to major overhauls, this couturier sews a fine seam to exacting standards…Read More

1983 Best Tailor, Neighborhood

Michael’s of Boston

Boston

Recently moved from his old location (in Combat Zone), Michael is endlessly patient, reasonable—and meticulous…Read More

1979 Best Tailor

John Tzalemas

Boston

When you buy a suit in Filene’s Basement and ask the salesman whom he recommends for alterations, John Tzalemas’s shop is often the response. Around the corner (5 Bromfield St.)…Read More

1975 Best Tailor

Charles Davidson, Andover Shop

Boston

Charles Davidson, the proprietor of the Andover Shop, 22 Holyoke St., Cambridge, could teach Cary Grant a few things about dressing. His taste is impeccable, and his sensitivity to style…Read More

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