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BEST Tailor

2004 BEST Tailor

Jordan the Tailor

Boston

You can shop off the rack, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your clothes will fit off the rack. Jordan Tsavalakoglou can remedy that situation. Tsavalakoglou sizes you up in a glance, taking in proportions like a doctor assessing a patient… read more »

2003 BEST Tailor

Best Fit

Boston

This year, we decided two-time winner Lyudmila Sletkova and her team at Best Fit should be put to the test before capturing the prize once more from the crowded field of tailors in this town. So we challenged her not… read more »

2002 BEST Tailor

Fit

Boston

This elegant walkup is no dingy, dime-a-dozen tailor shop. It’s a richly carpeted, sprawling space overlooking Newbury Street through extra-wide windows, with changing booths the size of hotel rooms. And the service? Impeccable and personal, without fail. Owner Lyudmila Sletkova… read more »

2001 BEST Tailor

Fit

Boston

No wonder fashion retailers from DKNY to Intermix use Fit. The high-quality workmanship that comes out of this elegantly appointed Newbury Street tailor shop is downright untouchable. But much of owner Lyudmila Sletkova’s work is done for consumers who need… read more »

2000 BEST Tailor, Men's

Benny Ho

Brookline

This tailor honed his craft at Louis Boston, and it shows, especially when it comes to pants. Benny Ho is the master of finding that extra inch, making sure the break falls in the right place, and giving a suit… read more »

2000 BEST Tailor, Women's

Yelena

Chestnut Hill

Hidden in the parking garage of the Atrium at Chestnut Hill is this whiz with the sewing machine. Yelena, mother of Tatiana (as in Bridals by Tatiana), is the seamstress with the mostest. No alteration is too difficult or too… read more »

1998 BEST Tailor

Yelena Courture

Chestnut Hill

Sometimes it’s impossible to resist buying something fabulous when the price has plummeted. That’s when your tailor becomes your best friend/ The mark of a great tailor is the ability to pare something several sizes too big down to size… read more »

1997 BEST Tailor, Department Store

Stephen Smith

Chestnut Hill

He can find that extra inch in the Prada pants on sale that you can barely squeeze into, transform a jacket so it looks custom-made, and miraculously mend that favorite outfit, which is beginning to look a little on the… read more »

1996 BEST Tailor

Back Bay Laundry Emporium

Boston

The heel of your shoe is falling off. There’s marinara sauce on your tie. Your rug smells like Chinese takeout. You’ve been going to CVS in the morning—to buy socks. Enough. It’s time to clean up your life, but the… read more »

1995 BEST Tailor

Alan Rouleau

Boston

Whether you want a knock-off of a Zegna suit (with fabric from the Italian Mill) or simply someone to shorten a hem, Rouleau and his team of master tailors can do the trick. His latest triumph: downsizing a tiny Dolce… read more »