One question we get frequently here at Put This On is: “what tailor should I go to in XXXX,” where “XXXX” is a place where we don’t live. Because we don’t live in XXXX, we honestly don’t really know what tailor you should go to there. I can tell you that I go to Pro Tailor on 8th Street in Los Angeles, and I’ve heard great things about Wilshire Tailors if you’re looking for something a little ritzier, but that’s only useful if, like me, you live in central LA. Since Los Angeles is the only city where I live, you’re going to need a different strategy if you live somewhere else.
So: what to do?
Go to Style Forum or Ask Andy, and use the search boxes. Search for tailor and XXXX. If you live near a city of any kind, it’s likely that someone has asked for tailor recommendations in that city. If they haven’t, you can ask.
Don’t trust Yelp on this one – Yelp tailor reviews tend to be from women looking for a seamstress and people whose sole criterion is the cost to hem a pair of pants. Trust people who actually care about good tailoring.