Let’s face it, even the most resourceful of us — fully capable of fixing seams and reattaching buttons — balk at the prospect of major alterations, be it an invisible hem on a pant cuff or taking in a lined suit jacket.
When you need a trusted professional with a steady hand but you might not feel like your local dry cleaner is up for the task, here are our picks for where to get your suit, formalwear, and other garments tailored in and around Westchester.
269 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe
With more than 35 years in the business, John Silva is a perennial go-to in lower Westchester. In addition to alterations for both men and women, John’s Custom also offers custom-made suits, ties, scarves, gloves, and other pieces, as well as leather accessories and jackets.
With locations in both Rye and Scarsdale, you might not realize that you can get alterations made by this national chain even if you don’t buy a suit from them. Now, with their custom shop you certainly can buy a bespoke suit, but you can also bring in your own suit and get the same level of attention to get it properly fitted, and at not-too-steep of a price.
1931 Palmer Ave, Larchmont
The staff at Mancino have been creating custom clothing since 1986. With old-school Italian cool, well-versed in new-school looks, it’s a great spot to pick up a custom suit for formal occasions. With that said, Mancino also offers alteration services for shirts, slacks, and jackets. Adjust sleeve length, replace a lining, add a taper, or anything else you may need to get your old threads looking fresh again.
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135 Westchester Ave, White Plains
Another big brand that offers alterations and tailoring services is Nordstrom, at The Westchester. You can schedule a custom fitting during which the store’s experts will determine exactly what work you need performed and provide you a quote for the charges. Conveniently, they also do online booking.
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131 Purchase St, Rye
Chiefly specializing in bridal alterations, this Rye-based tailor can handle everything from formalwear like tuxes and evening gowns to uniforms, fur, leather, and even just your favorite pair of jeans. (They even do custom garments, embroidery, and home goods like upholstery and draperies!)
20 Park Ln, Rye
Rosario Caceres has a lifetime of experience as a seamstress, and can really come through in a pinch with quick alterations — the scariest need for any wedding guest. While alterations might be her biggest draw, Caceres also custom-designs ballroom dance ensembles and formalwear for both men and women.
60 E. Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale
Family-owned for more than 30 years, this shop is all about the alterations (and wedding dresses). TBC can patch, hem, or reform your leather and fur; fix up, take in, or let out your jeans; and do practically anything you need when it comes to gowns and suits (for both men and women).