Jerry’s Custom Tailoring and Alterations
729 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
Hours: Tue to Fri – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat – 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Born in Italy, Jerry is the ultimate tailor. His father and father-in-law were both tailors and his mother and mother-in-law were both dressmakers. It’s safe to say he comes from a family of professionals in his field, and his rich family history shines through in his work. Jerry’s customers are satisfied with his quick, courteous and exceptional service at reasonable prices. One note, Jerry sometimes changes his hours without notice, so it’s always a good idea to call ahead before visiting his shop.
Frank’s Custom Tailoring
58 Winter St.
Boston, MA 02108
Hours: Mon to Thur – 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fri – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat – 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Customers love Frank and his custom tailoring. He sells high quality suits at reasonable prices and then tailors them to perfection at no additional cost. Of course, he will also repair and tailor suits and other clothing that were not purchased at his shop. Frank’s customers gush about his service and his winning personality. Just one thing to keep in mind: Frank doesn’t have the machinery necessary to work on fine materials like gauzy women’s dresses.
34 Province St.
Boston, MA 02108
Hours: Mon to Fri – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It seems that all the locals are on a first name basis with Richard, the tailoring genius at Bostonian Tailoring. In some cases, he has even been known to make simple alterations while you wait. Of course, that isn’t always possible, but it’s nice to know that he cares about your time. The pricing at Bostonian Tailoring is always fair, but it isn’t the least expensive place in town. Since he offers up-front pricing, there are no unpleasant surprises. His customers seem perfectly satisfied to pay a little more for the flawless alterations that Richard consistently provides.
653 E Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
Hours: Mon, Tue and Thurs – 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mauro’s is conveniently located across from the South Boston Library, and their workspace is nestled at the end of a narrow hallway. Customers rave as much about the two charming brothers who own it as the superb alterations and tailoring they provide. The Mauro brothers are veteran tailors who offer their satisfied customers decades of experience, personal attention and exceptional service. Best of all, Mauro’s offers service that is fast and budget friendly.
Best Fit, Inc.
268 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
www.bestfitinc.comHours: Mon to Wed – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tue, Thurs, Fri – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Best Fit, Inc. is owned by Lyudmila Sletkova. The shop offers the services of experienced professionals who work with any type of fabric including leather, beaded and sequined fabric. They even make special accommodations for customers who need same day service. One interesting thing about Best Fit, Inc. is that their location overlooks Newbury Street, and customers can enjoy the dramatic view of that bustling street through their large bay windows. Best Fit certainly has one of the most beautiful tailor shops with the best view in Boston.
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