Best of Philly

Best Tailor

2016 BEST Alterations

Sara Teixeira at The Tailory

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

217 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA | 484-483-6677 | Website


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 »