- Guillermo Couture
153 West 27th Street, Suite 301, 212-366-6965; guillermocouture.com
Guillermo’s owner, William Molina, is that rare stitchmaster who is also a gifted pattern-maker and designer, and there’s almost nothing in tailoring or dressmaking that he won’t tackle (his interpretations of runway showstoppers are uncanny). But that’s not all this clothing doctor will do for you: Molina makes house calls (for a minimum of $50 in work). For simple repairs and alterations like trouser adjustments and skirt hems, he offers same-day service. Hems start at $20 for trousers and $35 for skirts. Relining a suit jacket might cost $150. Same-day service costs double.
Best Midtown Tailor
From the 2003 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).