Best Tailors In Seattle

May 22, 2012 6:00 AM

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From wedding dresses to custom made suits, everyone needs a tailor now and again. But, no one wants to trust their apparel to just anyone. Here are five of the best tailors in the city. Each has their own specialty and skill, but none of them will disappoint.
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Northwest Tailors and Cleaners
1516 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-5737

A downtown tailor with reasonable prices is such a nice surprise and that’s just what you’ll find at Northwest Tailors and Cleaners. Amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown life, many can, and do, hike prices for those in a hurry. Northwest Tailors and Cleaners provides fast, efficient service that won’t break the bank. The folks here are skilled professionals who listen to your needs, make suggestions and provide excellent results.

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A Perfect Fit
8329 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 784-5060

Hours: Wed to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pauline is pure magic, that’s what the locals say about A Perfect Fit in Ballard. She treats everyone like family and makes sure every piece altered is perfect for each customer. Pauline not only takes the time to explain what type of work she does for each piece, but also why she made each alteration on your final effect. She is just about as excited to see the final product as her customers. It’s that loving care that makes A Perfect Fit and perfect choice for alterations.

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City Custom Tailor & Dry Cleaners
1928 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 448-6624

Mom and Pop is something most people associate with a small market or store. But Mom and Pop is exactly the right words to describe City Custom Tailor & Dry Cleaners. This family run business is doing things right and doing things well. From zippers to hemming to major alterations, City Custom Tailor is a sure bet for a any job.

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Mahiras Hong Kong
1424 4th Ave
Suite 730
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 623-5872

Hours: Mon to Sat – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mahiras promotes itself as “Seattle’s premier Hong Kong custom clothier and tailor.” Not only do they do beautiful alterations but they custom make everything from suits to slacks with imported fabrics from Hong Kong. Each piece is unique to the individual and at Mahiras, they spare no expense. With 48 years experience in Seattle, no one has been doing it longer or better.

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Adam Tailoring & Alterations
206 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 621-1171

Hours: Mon to Sat – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The secret is out, Adam Tailoring & Alterations in Pioneer Square is a diamond in the rough. It is a tiny space but that doesn’t affect the finished product. Need a wedding dress altered? This is the place. Mr. Nguyen is fast, friendly and very talented. Locals love him, and truthfully, want to keep him a secret so he doesn’t get too busy. He is just too good not to share.

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Denise LaCaille is a freelance writer living in Seattle. She graduated from the University of Washington and is passionate about the local food scene. Every weekend youll find her at farmers markets scouring for the freshest ingredients to create healthy dishes for her food blog she writes with her twin sister. Her work can be found at

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