Our Services

our-servicesWe provide a wide range of exceptional custom tailoring services and handle a variety of complicated and specialized tasks.  Our expert tailors can reconstruct any piece of clothing, often completely disassembling an item and reworking the elements to attain a flawless fit. We work with clothing for men, women, and children as well as with bridal attire and formal wear.  Professional tailoring of men’s suits is our hallmark. With sophisticated skill and adherence to the highest standards of quality, we restructure store-bought suits to specific measurements, creating a sharp look and exquisite fit. Our clients bring cocktail dresses, jacket suits for men, pant suits for men and women, a large assortment of designer jeans, slacks for men and women, and skirts of many different styles and textures.  Many of our clients bring items to us previously altered at a local cleaners or an in-house tailoring service in department stores, requesting corrections to these alterations. We regularly work with leather as well, altering sizes, patching holes, replacing zippers, repairing leather bags and purses, and working with motorcycle chaps.  Our commercial-grade professional sewing machines recreate original stitches, and we always match the thread to the original color. When adjusting the length of any item, we reproduce the precise look of the hem unless specified otherwise by the customer.  Some of our alterations and repairs are completed by hand, especially when the fabric is too delicate for machines. We also fix straps on backpacks and messenger bags and specialize in denim repair.

In addition to tailoring and repair work, we create items for home and furniture such as bedding, curtains and draperies, sofa and chair slipcovers, and other home accessories requested by our clients. We also offer custom dressmaking for women’s fashions and custom-make costumes for Halloween, children’s school plays, and ballet and theater performances. In addition, our shop provides simple upholstery work, such as replacing cushions on piano benches, bar stools, and chairs.

Our Turn-Around Time

An order is normally ready within 2 to 3 business days. However, accommodating our clients’ busy schedules is a priority for us. Upon request, we offer same-day and next-day service for any tailoring need at no extra charge. Extensive alterations to suits often require an extra fitting. In such cases, only 48-hour turn-around services are available. Certain services, such as sewing on a button, patching a hole, or stitching a tear, can be completed at the time a customer comes in. Similarly, many alterations—hemming pants, taking-in shirts, and the like—can be ready within 20-30 minutes of waiting time.

Our Prices

Pricing depends primarily on the amount of time to perform the alteration. Many seemingly simple alterations are complex because of the detailed structure of the garment. Our standard price for shortening pants is $11.00 (plain hem and no lining). Price depends on several factors, including the cuffs, lining, width, and the type of fabric. The price of hemming a dress, for instance, ranges between $12.00 and $35.00 and depends on the style of the dress, the number of layers, any slits, and the like. The cost of shortening a wedding dress begins at $45.00 for a simple hem and rising with the complexity of the dress. Tailoring bridal gowns often requires hand-stitching and other intricate work. For these orders and others requiring an indefinite amount of time, we charge our clients hourly.  Our price is $30.00 an hour for any substantial or elaborate alterations, costume construction, and other abstract custom work. Custom dressmaking is $45.00 an hour and home décor services start at $30.00 an hour. We always offer our clients an estimate at the consultation and are delighted to explain in detail the work or alteration steps involved. 

We also ask our clients either to pay for entire alteration services at the time of submitting the order or to provide a 50% deposit.

Our Shop Hours

To accommodate our clients’ busy schedules, we open at 9:30 a.m. and close at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and work on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will also schedule appointments post operating hours on any business day.

Our Philosophy

At Old Country Tailor, we strive to not only enhance the fit, feel, and look of our clients’ clothes, but also to create a pleasurable collaboration. A clear understanding of our clients’ needs is of vital importance to us. We take time with each customer to listen to the desired results and to explain alteration options. Our professional team is available to recommend solutions to style and fit for each specific body type and to find creative ways to accentuate the most flattering body features. To ensure the best results, we encourage customers to bring photos of what appeals to them and to ask many questions.  Fostering excellent communication with our customers is essential—we understand the great disappointment of taking a pair of pants for hemming only to discover that they have been shortened too much.  We take great pride in our work and measure success by our customer satisfaction. If for some reason, a client is dissatisfied with the results of our work, we will redo the service free of charge.

Our mission is simple: to deliver the highest level of excellence to our customers through personalized service, established expertise, and flawless work.