Best of Philly

Best Tailor

2017 BEST Alterations

Wardrobe Clinic

Ron Wilch, designer by trade, is a fit genius: Everything that goes into his two-year-old tailor shop—bridesmaids’ dresses, old suits, new suits, slacks, sundresses, you name it—looks custom by the time it comes out. Fast turnaround times, too. By appointment only.

1500 Walnut Street, Suite 408, Philadelphia, PA | 267-593-1864 | Website

2016 BEST Alterations

Sara Teixeira at The Tailory

217 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

We’ve seen Teixeira turn a high-necked vintage gown into a striking, low-cut stunner that looked like custom couture. By appointment only. Read more »

2015 BEST Tailor

Pat and Anna Scioli

1744 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

With a client roster that includes Jim Gardner, Jim Kenney, the Eagles, and just about everyone in town who has to appear in a suit on camera, the Sciolis’ little East Passyunk shop is a veritable clubhouse of the Philly elite. The Sciolis are known for masterful alterations and bespoke Italian wool suits, but it’s… Read more »

2014 BEST Tailor

Armen’s Tailor Studio

104 Levering Street, Philadelphia, PA

Armen Meliksetyan excels at stitching up men’s clothes he’ll even custom-make a dress shirt or overcoat but don’t let that dissuade you, ladies, from bringing him your favorite jeans and ill-fitting bridesmaid gowns. With 30 years of experience, Meliksetyan is known (and loved) in his ‘hood and beyond for precise, quick turnarounds at good prices. Read more »

2013 BEST Denim Tailor

Joy Cleaners

221 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

No matter how much you throw down for your boyfriend/skinny/rocker/boot cuts, theres only one way to ensure the perfect fit: The denim fairy godmothers here have mastered reattaching original hems and cinching in waistbands, all while maintaining the flair of your new pair. Read more »

2009 BEST Tailor

Dress Right Tailor

142 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Here are the three things you need to know about Dress Right’s Richard Chae: He’s an impeccable dresser, so you know he knows what he’s doing. He can restructure and rebuild anything from ripped jeans to ball gowns. And he can take an off-the-rack suit and make it feel custom after just one round of… Read more »