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5 Best Tailors In New York

April 10, 2012 6:00 AM

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If you’re craving a custom-made suit, have your heart set on walking down the aisle in your mother’s wedding gown, or need to repair that vintage dress, you’re going to need a tailor. Great tailors are a lot like nannies, once you’ve found one you can’t live without, you tend to keep it to yourself. Here are the best tailors NYC has to offer.
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Madame Paulette

1255 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10065
(347) 689-7010

Hours: Mon to Fri – 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The highly-skilled staff of artisans and craftsmen at Madame Paulette are adept at restoration of vintage and couture garments as well as fine European tailoring, alterations and hand laundering of delicate fabrics and intricate beading. Meticulous care is lovingly given to the restoration of wedding and bridesmaids gowns. Whether you wish to fully restore or simply repair that special garment of sentimental value, price quotes are available on line. Simply send a close-up, digital photo of the item along with a detailed description to

Related: The 5 Best Places to Shop For a Wedding Dress in NYC

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LS Men’s Clothing
49 W. 45th St., 3rd fl.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 575-0933

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Fri – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Don’t let the name fool you. LS Men’s Clothing is the place to go for custom-made women’s pants that fit like a glove at an astonishingly low price. Say goodbye to off-the-rack clothing. This family-run business is known for its affordable prices on American-made, custom clothing at prices comparable to any men’s store, including suits, tuxedos and formal wear. You may not have arrived in the corner office just yet, but your suit will say you did.

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Saint Laurie
22 W. 32nd St.
New York, NY 10001
(212) 643-1916

Hours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The innovative team at Saint Laurie are committed to keeping creativity up and expenses down. Custom-made shirts and suits have been locally crafted in NYC with a meticulous eye on detail and quality since 1913, with no retail mark-up, customs duty or currency fluctutaions added to your cost. Are his-and-hers power suits on the menu? Saint Laurie loves the ladies. Women’s suits are made-to-order with tender, loving care so she won’t wind up looking like one of the boys. Custom overcoats, vests and belts are also available.

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La Rukico Tailors
152 E.48th St.
New York, NY 10017
(212) 832-0725

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Custom tailor and shirt maker Mr. Kelly knows how to listen. Your body, budget, and personal style are just as important to him as your choice of fabric. Custom-made shirts handwoven in Switzerland and designed just for you range from $110 – $185. Has your weight fluctuated a little? No worries there. Meticulous fit and styling are the key ingredients of the Kelly Diet, guaranteed to mask those excess pounds right off your frame.

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Silhouettes & Profiles
160 W. 71st St.
New York, NY 10023
(212) 877-3372

Hours: Tues to Fri – 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The fashionistas at Silhouettes have an uncanny understanding of clothing, body type and anatomy. Exquisitely trained in the history of clothing and costumes, this restoration team can renew almost any precious item to its former glory. Need repairs on clothing somewhat less than museum worthy? Alterations as simple as new coat linings are handled with efficient professionalism. Your needs, style and requirements are the number one priority here, and no job is too big or too small. If last year’s expensive bathing suits need revamping or repair, this is the place to go.

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Corey Whelan is a freelance writer in New York. Her work can be found at

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