Best of Boston

BEST Tailor

2014 BEST Tailor
Photograph by Bob Packert

Boonsom Pasooktham, Bonnie’s Boutique

Brookline

Sure, go ahead, get your pants shortened at your local cleaners. But if you have a more challenging job, why not entrust it to someone who understands complex clothing construction? Boonsom Pasooktham, of Bonnie’s Boutique, was trained in pattern-making, and… read more »

2013 BEST Tailor

Jerry’s Custom Tailoring & Alterations

Boston

To find Jerry’s, look for the door between Uno Chicago Grill’s two patios. Push it open. Walk down the hall to the slide-gate elevator. Take it up to the fourth floor. There, you’ll reach Jerry, who will hem, shrink, or… read more »

2011 BEST Tailor
Photograph by Webb Chappell

Robin Chalfin, Toolkit

Given that Mick Jagger, Michelle Williams, and Salma Hayek have all put themselves in her hands (literally), Robin Chalfin can certainly lay claim to being a celebrity tailor. But while she’s deployed her sewing skills on movie sets and at… read more »

2009 BEST Tailor
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Newbury Tailoring Company

Boston

Antonio Rivas and his merry band of seamsters have earned a cult following for their skill in reattaching the original hem to jeans. But come on: Who’s not doing original hem these days? A great tailor can, and should, also… read more »

2008 BEST Tailor

Le Couturier House of Alterations

Cambridge

Favored by some of the city’s most discriminating boutique owners and clotheshorses, Dick Robasson is a stitch wizard straight out of another era. Holed up in his spartan Central Square space, with two sewing machines and a radio humming jazz… read more »

2008 BEST Tailor

Le Couturier House of Alterations

Cambridge

Favored by some of the city’s most discriminating boutique owners and clotheshorses, Dick Robasson is a stitch wizard straight out of another era. Holed up in his spartan Central Square space, with two sewing machines and a radio humming jazz… read more »

2007 BEST Tailor

Newbury Tailoring Company

Boston

They’re not cheap, but the Rivas brothers can always be trusted to shorten a pair of jeans (miraculously keeping the original hem), nip in a slightly saggy couture gown, or overhaul a three-piece suit with surgical precision. The service is… read more »

2006 BEST Tailor
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Newbury Tailoring Company

Boston

When the Rivas brothers relocated down the street to 91 Newbury, their patrons followed. Their tailoring team can take in or let out (not that any of your clothes ever need that) whatever you put in their deft hands, from… read more »

2005 BEST Tailor

Raymond Personal Tailor

Boston

We’ve all suffered shorn seams and uneven handiwork by tailors. Thankfully this sophisticated shop, run by owner Raymond Buckley, can handle everything from heavy three-piece suits to taffeta bridesmaids’ dresses. Buckley’s sewing skills and friendly British professionalism guarantee you’ll walk… read more »

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 »