Tailors, cleaners, and clothing care tips
CLOTHING CARE TIPS
Suit tip from a well-known tanguero who always wears suits to milongas: Only buy suits in natural fabrics. Manmade fabrics hold smells much more and you will have to dry clean more often. Also hang your suits up with plenty of air flow around them after wearing.
The Tailoring Room
42 Clinton St between Stanton St & Rivington St. on the Lower East Side
This is one of my personal favorites. I tried them out as I usually do with something small and not very important. They did a great job so I gave them a bunch of difficult things and they did them all perfectly! They are also very fast, inexpensive, and nice.
Rivington Express Tailor
170 Rivington Street between Attorney & Clinton, NY NY 10002
This place did a great job with the suits of a NYC tanguero who is very particular about how they are tailored.
Cardelino Tailoring Shop Corp.
Custom Made Suits
174 5th Ave, Suite 201
This one is from an NYC tanguero who made it very clear when he gave me the info that this is a very special place, and a very big deal that he is sharing it with everyone.
Laura & Melinda
Mustafa at the shop "Laura & Melinda" on the Lower East Side is the go-to man for tailoring your tango clothes. I gave him a big challenge for the first tailoring job, to shorten a full-length designer dress that has two layers of delicate, ethereal silk. When he was finished, it looked like it had always been a tea-length dress. If he can handle THAT, I bet he can handle anything.
Lower East Side
137 Rivington St (between Norfolk St & Suffolk St)
Hours: Mon-Sat. 10:30am-8pm, Sun. 10:30am-6pm
Nearby subway stops: Delancey-Essex Sts (F, J, M, Z), 2nd Ave-Houston St (F, V), Grand St (B, D)
Bottega Napoletana at Nedo Bellucci Napoli
45 West 57th St. suite 602
New York, NY 10019
Visit their blog here: http://botteganapoletana.blogspot.com/
Steven Hitchcock, Master Tailor
13 Savile Row
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 287 2492
U.S.A. Cell: + (1) 646 241 9039
He comes to NYC often. Find out when he is in town by getting on his mailing list:
This company visits New York City often as well. Renowned tailor company known for their handmade suits, shirts, jackets, coats, dress suits and trousers for men and women. All garments are hand cut and handmade precisely for your size and shape and taste.
They offer great packages such as 2 suits & 2 shirts for $1499, 3 suits & 3 shirts for $2199, a summer suits package, and eight shirts for $699. Fabrics in our packages include a huge range of our essential range pure wool & executive range cashmere wool cloths (for suits that generally range from $549 to $999 range).
Prices are very reasonable. Suits start from US$ 549, handmade shirts from $75 and top coats from $549, dress suits from $549 and sports jackets from $350. Price depends on the fabric chosen, and they carry a huge selection including Dormeuil, Wain Shiell, Scabal, Zegna and more. Price includes personal fittings, and all items are individually hand cut and handmade precisely for you, with excellent finishing details.
Hira's Fashion was established in London & Hong Kong in 1960. We are specialists in fitting Barristers & Solicitors in all comonwealth legal communities throughout the world. Although not a requirement for U.S Attorneys, we are one of only three companies in the world that make a full range of Barrister Horsehair wigs and robes.
Email: Katelyn@hiras.com to get on the mailing list or visit their website: www.hiras.com
You can also call Ramesh at (310) 989-9300