Best of Boston

BEST Tailor

2006 BEST Tailor

Newbury Tailoring Company


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


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


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


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



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



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


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


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»