Tailor Shop

Welcome to the best Tailor shop near you. Yes! We are Conveniently located inside Village plaza at 1075 Easton Ave. Somerset NJ. 08873. We are dedicated master tailors with 30+ years of experience. This means we only specialize in alterations for Men, Women, Children. We believe specialty leads to true status of art craftsmanship. 

 

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Casual Alterations

Dress alterations for wedding-formal-summer-casual

Suit Alterations

Custom Made

Prom Alterations

 

 

     

 

CASUAL ALTERATIONS:

Here is a list of some of the many alterations we perform on casual items such as T-shirts, Jeans, Skirts, Jackets, Sweatpants, Hoodie, Denim Shirts, Summer dresses, Dresses, Leather Clothing, Any piece of clothing in your closet.

  • Take in or let out waist:

Many people experience trouble with the perfect fit when it comes to the waistline. However, there is a solution to this problem, we can easily take in or let out the waist of your pants/jeans to ensure a perfect fit. 

  • Shorten a shirt:
Taking up the length of a shirt a few inches can make a huge difference in your look and the way people perceive you, as a too-long shirt can overwhelm a petite frame and tends to look sloppy if bunched up. On most simple tops, you can ask our Master tailor to add a curved, shirttail style hem instead of a regular straight one. This will create a more interesting, flattering silhouette. This alteration also allows you to tuck tops into clingier skirts or pants with only minimal bunching.
  • Take in a shirt at the side seams:
The golden rule for any alterations is that if there is a straight seam on a garment there is pretty much fair game for an alteration. At AlbertGerald we are so advanced Our master tailor Hilda created her own seam technique that is more durable than the seams you find in retail store clothing items. If you own a blouse or a shirt that is a little too boxy for your body frame, swing by the store with your top and let us take the sides in and turn your plain fitted shirt into an excellent fitted shirt according to your body type. If your shirt is too tight well guess what? We can also let out the shirt with a technique Our master tailor Hilda learned abroad where she obtained a degree in industrial design. Remember tailoring is always catered specially to your body. 
  • Take up shoulder seam or shorten straps:

The mother of all alterations for those with a short torso. If you find that many of your garments hang down a little too low in the front and on the sides, it is likely due to the shoulder seam being too long. A good shoulder fit is very important since it improves the look, feel, and even helps you correct posture. Yes, we created a blueprint with stitching techniques created by Master tailor Hilda Diaz that guides you to a better posture. 

  • Hem a pair of jeans or pants:

A simple hem on a pair of pants will make a huge difference on your appearance. Just a few inches off the bottom results in a clean, sleek and fresh line from waist to floor. 

Most hems are done in a traditional cut, fold, and stitch manner because it is too hard to replicate the original hem for most tailors and practitioners who do clothing alterations as a side business. It is difficult due to stitching details. The truth is if you have the right tailor who understands fabric, material, stitching, and more knows it is very much achievable. We can perform a type of tailoring known as Original hem where we take the original hem of your jeans and put it back once we adjust the length of your jeans.  

Call now to make your jeans fit properly and look as if they came from the store that way!"

  • Add darts:

Darts are most commonly used in blouses or dress shirts to give your back a better shape and improve the fit in the bust-line or chest area. This technique gives the impression that you only eat vegetables, lean protein, and hit the gym 7 days a week. This also works for slim bodies since it will cut all the extra slack around the waistline and lower back when you tuck in your shirt. Chat with us live now! Click on the chat with us tab at the bottom right of this page and we can answer all your questions in real-time.

  • Slim down sleeves:

Tapering a wide sleeve is another alteration that doesn't cost a ton but makes a huge difference in how your garment looks. When a sleeve is too loose in width the user of the clothing item may come off as unkempt or unorganized to those who come in contact with them. The clothing and the way it fits say a lot about a person. We can take it in all the way from the armhole down to the wrist or only until the elbow, depending on how it will look best according to your body.

  • Taper Legs:

Similar to tapering the sleeves, your pants can be slimmed down as well. Our team can easily trim a bit of excess volume along the garment's inner and outer seams, resulting in a more flattering, streamlined silhouette for both men and women.

  • Replace Zippers:

Do you have a favorite winter coat or jacket, a pair of jeans, or a skirt but don't wear it anymore because the zipper is broken? Bring your garment to the store and let us fix your favorite piece. There is no need to let your jacket rot in your closet or even worse, through it out. 

and we can perform many more alterations. These are just some of the most requested services at our establishment.

 

                 

 

DRESS ALTERATIONS:

Dresses are one of the most complicated garments we have available today. There are a various styles of dresses such as Aline dresses, Halter dresses, gowns, cocktail dresses, Maxi dresses and much more styles. 

These different styles of dresses that are available to the public are constructed differently therefore they required different kinds of techniques when performing alterations to be able to keep their silhouette. Dry cleaners are simply not equipped with the knowledge required to perform the level of tailoring required for these kinds of garments. Dresses must be handled and tailored by a master tailor.

We get asked very often how long it will take to finish dress alterations. This really depends on the extent of the alterations being done, for simple alterations one visit and a week or week and a half will suffice. Yes, we are that fast! Some dresses that require more work or specialty tailoring require about 2 fittings with our tailor.