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Best Neighborhood Tailor

  • UPPER EAST SIDE

  • Mak’s Hong Kong Tailor

    1218 Lexington Ave.; 212-249-6311

    Mr. Mak custom-makes suits, but he’s not above everyday alterations. Superb on complex jobs like resizing.

  • UPPER WEST SIDE

  • La Mode Cleaners & Tailors

    106 W. 71st St.; 212-874-4217

    The owner, Mr. Kim, is a little gruff, but he’s got good hands and has been known to accommodate odd requests like, say, installing decorative eyelets on a sport coat. He’s no less meticulous when it comes to dry cleaning, specializing in tricky blend fabrics.

  • MIDTOWN EAST

  • Tudor Cleaners

    45 1/2 Tudor City Pl.; 212-867-8358

    Known for its attention to detail—preserving intricate pleating on the most delicate of dresses—at remarkably down-to-earth prices.

  • WEST VILLAGE

  • Hong Kong Tailor Jack

    136 Waverly Pl.; 212-675-0818

    Not only best in the neighborhood; the best citywide. (See "Shopping".)

  • LOWER EAST SIDE

  • Stanton Tailor Shop

    90 Stanton St.; 212-353-9753

    The hipster boutiquiers all send their vintage to Pablo, the gruff-but-superskilled proprietor.

  • FINANCIAL DISTRICT

  • Alex Tailor Shop

    29 John St.; 212-693-0588

    Great after that Century 21 binge. Can often do same-day alterations.

  • BOERUM HILL/COBBLE HILL/CARROLL GARDENS

  • Object Custom Tailor

    68 Bond St.; 718-596-2086

    Boutiques like Watts on Smith and Bark send customers to Aaron Lett, and he’ll also run up customer designs—even suits—from scratch.

    Complete List of Local Winners

From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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