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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Best Neighborhood Tailor
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).