Elias Custom Tailoring

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Whenever you need quality, inexpensive tailoring, Elias is the place to go. They will do anything from simply shortening your pants to fixing the most complicated gown or piece of designer wear. We have used them on many occasions and have always been happy with the results.

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★★★★★

Whenever you need quality, inexpensive tailoring, Elias is the place to go. They will do anything from simply shortening your pants to fixing the most complicated gown or piece of designer wear. We have used them on many occasions and have always been happy with the results.

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I take things here on occasion and every time I have to go back to have them fix what they have done. Its a fight to get them to admit there mistake and get them to fix it. I WILL NEVER GO BACK! The seamstress on staff clearly have no idea what they're doing! The staff in the front is so rude and could care less that they have unhappy customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

I take things here on occasion and every time I have to go back to have them fix what they have done. Its a fight to get them to admit there mistake and get them to fix it. I WILL NEVER GO BACK! The seamstress on staff clearly have no idea what they're doing! The staff in the front is so rude and could care less that they have unhappy customers.

Cons: unprofessional staff in every way

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When I first came to LA 10 years ago I had a suit that I needed to get tailored as I had lost weight and was going in for an interview. I was told about Elias Custom Tailoring and when I went in they did a marvelous job and I have gone back more times than I can count. All my suits, shirts, slacks and one "old" leather jacket I had was redone and I bought it in 1988 and it looks like a new jacket. I have to say if you need anything done this place is the place to go always professional and on time and what I like most is everything fits like I stood there and had them sew the clothes on me. If you want a job done right then go to Elias my girl friend went to a shop on Montana Avenue cause she thought his quote for a fur coat was to high, guess what she had to bring it to Elias for the correction (thank goodness he could fix it). One last point I lost 26 lbs last year for a info commercial I did and all my clothes had to be altered and Elias did them and they all turned out wonderful. Everybody is always telling me how nice I look this place gets the credit.

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★★★★★

When I first came to LA 10 years ago I had a suit that I needed to get tailored as I had lost weight and was going in for an interview. I was told about Elias Custom Tailoring and when I went in they did a marvelous job and I have gone back more times than I can count. All my suits, shirts, slacks and one "old" leather jacket I had was redone and I bought it in 1988 and it looks like a new jacket. I have to say if you need anything done this place is the place to go always professional and on time and what I like most is everything fits like I stood there and had them sew the clothes on me. If you want a job done right then go to Elias my girl friend went to a shop on Montana Avenue cause she thought his quote for a fur coat was to high, guess what she had to bring it to Elias for the correction (thank goodness he could fix it). One last point I lost 26 lbs last year for a info commercial I did and all my clothes had to be altered and Elias did them and they all turned out wonderful. Everybody is always telling me how nice I look this place gets the credit.

Pros: Very Sharp Staff and Workmenship is GREAT

Cons: Wish they had more locations....

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I don't know why Elias has so many negative reviews. I go here all the time and am very particular. I am satisfied with the job they do, you just have to have a clear idea of what you want and give them instructions. I am very well versed in tailoring and fashion and do not think that they deserve such scathing reviews.

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★★★★☆

I don't know why Elias has so many negative reviews. I go here all the time and am very particular. I am satisfied with the job they do, you just have to have a clear idea of what you want and give them instructions. I am very well versed in tailoring and fashion and do not think that they deserve such scathing reviews.

Pros: Parking

Cons: Expensive

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I have been going here off and on for a few years. I will not go back. I have had to take most things back because the legs are never even. Even when I've asked them to pin both legs they do not come out right. The hems have gotten sloppier as well.

The men that work in here are extremely rude and do not care about keeping their clients whatsoever. They shrug it off if a customer is not satisfied. It is not their concern.

I've continued to go back because it is a convenient location for me and they can often finish pants on the same day if needed.

Yes, the walls are lined with celebrity clients but very few are celebrities who are popular today.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been going here off and on for a few years. I will not go back. I have had to take most things back because the legs are never even. Even when I've asked them to pin both legs they do not come out right. The hems have gotten sloppier as well.

The men that work in here are extremely rude and do not care about keeping their clients whatsoever. They shrug it off if a customer is not satisfied. It is not their concern.

I've continued to go back because it is a convenient location for me and they can often finish pants on the same day if needed.

Yes, the walls are lined with celebrity clients but very few are celebrities who are popular today.

Pros: none

Cons: many

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I love Elias and go here for all of my high end tailoring needs. I live in a building with its own cleaners and tailor; however, still drive 30 minutes to go to Elias.

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★★★★☆

I love Elias and go here for all of my high end tailoring needs. I live in a building with its own cleaners and tailor; however, still drive 30 minutes to go to Elias.

Pros: It is expensive, but worth it. I'll pay up for quality.

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elias ruined my pants and a dress I took in to be tailored. When I asked for the pants to be fixed, they were very rude. Steer clear of this place!

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★☆☆☆☆

elias ruined my pants and a dress I took in to be tailored. When I asked for the pants to be fixed, they were very rude. Steer clear of this place!

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I brought in a shirt that was to be taken in at the sleeves. They cut off too much fabric and ruined the shirt. They lied about who did the work, and lied about a phone call I had made to them to deal with the issue when I returned from vacation.

I had come to this place about 5 years ago, and had a similar experience. I had thought things had changed, but they are expensive, and do horrible shoddy work.

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★☆☆☆☆

I brought in a shirt that was to be taken in at the sleeves. They cut off too much fabric and ruined the shirt. They lied about who did the work, and lied about a phone call I had made to them to deal with the issue when I returned from vacation.

I had come to this place about 5 years ago, and had a similar experience. I had thought things had changed, but they are expensive, and do horrible shoddy work.

Pros: none

Cons: service, workmanship,

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Nearly destroyed my jacket and refused to acknowledge his atrocious and sloppy workmanship. The attitude and work are unacceptable at any price, much less the high prices he charges. I could have stopped payment on the check but didn't want the hassle. When I came home I Googled "leather repair tailor Santa Monica" and don't you know this guy's name came up! Sure enough many people have had similar experiences as me. Do not go to this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Nearly destroyed my jacket and refused to acknowledge his atrocious and sloppy workmanship. The attitude and work are unacceptable at any price, much less the high prices he charges. I could have stopped payment on the check but didn't want the hassle. When I came home I Googled "leather repair tailor Santa Monica" and don't you know this guy's name came up! Sure enough many people have had similar experiences as me. Do not go to this place.

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This was my first and last experience at Elias.

I dropped off a pair of expensive True Religion jeans. They needed to have the leather horseshoe patch on
the rear pocket sewn up along one side. A thin strip of the patch was coming undone. Not a big deal at all.

When I returned one week later, I was horrified at the job they did. The thread color didn't match and the sewing was loose and frayed and uneven. And to top it off, when I slid my hand into the pocket to get a better look, I was shocked to find that they had sewn the pocket completely shut!

CLEARLY, whoever did this was either inexperienced or not paying attention or both. I was not happy at all and this was not what I was expecting from a professional tailor. But here it gets worse. I asked them to redo the job and to please pay attention so as to not further mess up the jeans. An older gentleman, who I believe is the owner, apparently took offense to my implication that they do poor work (which they did!) and got defensive, waving his hands around, making a scene in front of the other customers, and yelling at me saying that he didn't like my attitude and did not want my business.

Everyone was stunned, most of all me. They had CLEARLY messed up my jeans and had done a terrible job. BUT instead of trying to find a solution, or to correct the problem or at the very least APOLOGIZE, they choose to get prideful and upset.

Needless to say, I'll never go back there. Unbelievable.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was my first and last experience at Elias.

I dropped off a pair of expensive True Religion jeans. They needed to have the leather horseshoe patch on
the rear pocket sewn up along one side. A thin strip of the patch was coming undone. Not a big deal at all.

When I returned one week later, I was horrified at the job they did. The thread color didn't match and the sewing was loose and frayed and uneven. And to top it off, when I slid my hand into the pocket to get a better look, I was shocked to find that they had sewn the pocket completely shut!

CLEARLY, whoever did this was either inexperienced or not paying attention or both. I was not happy at all and this was not what I was expecting from a professional tailor. But here it gets worse. I asked them to redo the job and to please pay attention so as to not further mess up the jeans. An older gentleman, who I believe is the owner, apparently took offense to my implication that they do poor work (which they did!) and got defensive, waving his hands around, making a scene in front of the other customers, and yelling at me saying that he didn't like my attitude and did not want my business.

Everyone was stunned, most of all me. They had CLEARLY messed up my jeans and had done a terrible job. BUT instead of trying to find a solution, or to correct the problem or at the very least APOLOGIZE, they choose to get prideful and upset.

Needless to say, I'll never go back there. Unbelievable.

Pros: None.

Cons: Rude, poor work, offensive people.

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My wife and I have been going to Elias and Jack for about five years now. They have always done a good job for us and quickly. They are not the least expensive, and maybe not the absolute best tailors in Los Angeles-- but they are very good. They have never been rude or unfair. We have had to take back some pants which were shortened too much one time and they fixed them no charge and no attitude. Not bad when you consider they have done about 20 pairs for us. No person or business is perfect. People in Los Angeles can be very rude to people they see as below them. It is a vulgarity peculiar to this region of the country. I suspect that people who have had bad experiences with these guys probably mismanaged their approach. People who expect perfection will always be dissapointed and at times, in my opinion, unnecessarily mean spirited.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I have been going to Elias and Jack for about five years now. They have always done a good job for us and quickly. They are not the least expensive, and maybe not the absolute best tailors in Los Angeles-- but they are very good. They have never been rude or unfair. We have had to take back some pants which were shortened too much one time and they fixed them no charge and no attitude. Not bad when you consider they have done about 20 pairs for us. No person or business is perfect. People in Los Angeles can be very rude to people they see as below them. It is a vulgarity peculiar to this region of the country. I suspect that people who have had bad experiences with these guys probably mismanaged their approach. People who expect perfection will always be dissapointed and at times, in my opinion, unnecessarily mean spirited.

Pros: quickness, friendliness

Cons: expensive

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I've been to Elias a few times and have had from okay to terrible results. The first time I had a pair of jeans hemmed and they turned out fine. The second time I had a dress taken in along the seams and the dress came out a little snugger than when it was pinned but it was still wearable. Feeling somewhat satisfied, I took a silk top that needed many alterations including taking in the shoulders and changing the placement of seams and they did a terrible job. The stitches they placed in the delicate material to make princess seams were very large and obvious and made the shirt look cheap. The shoulders were taken in unevenly and looked awful as well. I didn't try to have them correct it as I had no faith in their abilities at this point. I took it to another tailor out of town who performed miracles and saved my blouse. Elias seems more like a factory where they put in the minimal effort possible and charge way too much. I don't recommend.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to Elias a few times and have had from okay to terrible results. The first time I had a pair of jeans hemmed and they turned out fine. The second time I had a dress taken in along the seams and the dress came out a little snugger than when it was pinned but it was still wearable. Feeling somewhat satisfied, I took a silk top that needed many alterations including taking in the shoulders and changing the placement of seams and they did a terrible job. The stitches they placed in the delicate material to make princess seams were very large and obvious and made the shirt look cheap. The shoulders were taken in unevenly and looked awful as well. I didn't try to have them correct it as I had no faith in their abilities at this point. I took it to another tailor out of town who performed miracles and saved my blouse. Elias seems more like a factory where they put in the minimal effort possible and charge way too much. I don't recommend.

Pros: fast

Cons: they might ruin your clothes!

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I'm in the fashion biz so I should have known better... headshots of celebs on the walls should have been be the first warning sign. I had jeans and skirts tailored but they were sub par, and the skirt was ruined - worse than a job I could've had done at the local drycleaner, and it's DOUBLE the price! Elias doesn't do the tailoring anyway, he has a line of employees in the back doing the sewing, and they don't exactly instill confidence. One of my skirts had to be re-tailored -- what a pain esp bc I wanted to wear it that weekend. While I was there, a customer's tshirt hem was cut too short, and he got into a fight with a woman who wanted her hem re-done. Weird. People like him but I think they are the older shoulder-pad wearing crowd. Service is terrible. Save your clothes, go elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm in the fashion biz so I should have known better... headshots of celebs on the walls should have been be the first warning sign. I had jeans and skirts tailored but they were sub par, and the skirt was ruined - worse than a job I could've had done at the local drycleaner, and it's DOUBLE the price! Elias doesn't do the tailoring anyway, he has a line of employees in the back doing the sewing, and they don't exactly instill confidence. One of my skirts had to be re-tailored -- what a pain esp bc I wanted to wear it that weekend. While I was there, a customer's tshirt hem was cut too short, and he got into a fight with a woman who wanted her hem re-done. Weird. People like him but I think they are the older shoulder-pad wearing crowd. Service is terrible. Save your clothes, go elsewhere.

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I have used Elias Tailoring for more than a decade. Their work was always a cut above! Unfortunately, I was treated just as badly as the other reviewers.

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★★★★★

I have used Elias Tailoring for more than a decade. Their work was always a cut above! Unfortunately, I was treated just as badly as the other reviewers.

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Elias is the worst place you could possibly go. I took in several suits to be tailored. Elias did not price each item separately, nor even list each item that was to be altered. He just listed a total price of over $200. After I paid and picked up the suits, I realized that one of pants had not been altered at all. I took it back and he told me I didn't pay to have it altered. How would he know? The receipt didn't reflect how many items I had taken in. All I know is I took in these pieces to be altered, he measured, and he gave me a total price. Now, after one of the pants wasn't altered, he tells me I never paid for it? We proceeded to get into an argument over it where I pointed out that I brought in the piece with the others, paid a (very high) total which he stated, and then he didn't do the work. He proceeded to say he wasn't going to alter the pants for free and if I wanted them altered, I needed to pay extra!!!! Needless to say, I didn't pay extra and I'm never going back. The guy is a real ***hole!

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★☆☆☆☆

Elias is the worst place you could possibly go. I took in several suits to be tailored. Elias did not price each item separately, nor even list each item that was to be altered. He just listed a total price of over $200. After I paid and picked up the suits, I realized that one of pants had not been altered at all. I took it back and he told me I didn't pay to have it altered. How would he know? The receipt didn't reflect how many items I had taken in. All I know is I took in these pieces to be altered, he measured, and he gave me a total price. Now, after one of the pants wasn't altered, he tells me I never paid for it? We proceeded to get into an argument over it where I pointed out that I brought in the piece with the others, paid a (very high) total which he stated, and then he didn't do the work. He proceeded to say he wasn't going to alter the pants for free and if I wanted them altered, I needed to pay extra!!!! Needless to say, I didn't pay extra and I'm never going back. The guy is a real ***hole!

Pros: NONE

Cons: Terrible Work and Terrible Service

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I ignored the other reviews on this site and went to Elias Tailoring to have a leather jacket altered. I told him what I wanted. He marked it. When I picked it up it was wrong. He refused to fix it correctly without charging me again. The first charge was $100. A lot. The receipt claims he will fix anything within 7 days of the work being done. He just refused. And was very rude.

The other reviews about this guy are absolutely right. DON'T GO. I learned the hard way. How citysearch rates this place highly I'll never understand as most of the reviews of Elias are NEGATIVE.

I'm actually looking into taking him to small claims court over this because this was such an awful experience.

Thanks for looking! Please learn from my mistake.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ignored the other reviews on this site and went to Elias Tailoring to have a leather jacket altered. I told him what I wanted. He marked it. When I picked it up it was wrong. He refused to fix it correctly without charging me again. The first charge was $100. A lot. The receipt claims he will fix anything within 7 days of the work being done. He just refused. And was very rude.

The other reviews about this guy are absolutely right. DON'T GO. I learned the hard way. How citysearch rates this place highly I'll never understand as most of the reviews of Elias are NEGATIVE.

I'm actually looking into taking him to small claims court over this because this was such an awful experience.

Thanks for looking! Please learn from my mistake.

Pros: None

Cons: Fradulent service, rude behavior, shoddy work

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Work done is great, staff is o.k., price maybe a little high. I only go there b/c I live around the corner from Elias.

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★★★★☆

Work done is great, staff is o.k., price maybe a little high. I only go there b/c I live around the corner from Elias.

Pros: quality of work. A-list celebrity head line the walls. They like going there. it must be good. right?????

Cons: Price $$$$

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I went to this shop for many years because although slow and sometimes a little off, I found that they were better than many in town. However, the customer services has gone severely downhill. After being a faithful customer (one who even returned hangers!) on a monthly basis for a long time, even I started experiencing being yelled at and brushed off if I complained about uneven or sloppy work. Once I was even shooed away and berated in front of others when I came to pick up my clothes on the promised date and found them not ready. And when I told them I wanted an explanation as to why I was being treated this way although I had been a long time and loyal customer, the yelling got louder and I was told they did not need my business. So they don't have it anymore. Try Lizon or First Class.

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★★☆☆☆

I went to this shop for many years because although slow and sometimes a little off, I found that they were better than many in town. However, the customer services has gone severely downhill. After being a faithful customer (one who even returned hangers!) on a monthly basis for a long time, even I started experiencing being yelled at and brushed off if I complained about uneven or sloppy work. Once I was even shooed away and berated in front of others when I came to pick up my clothes on the promised date and found them not ready. And when I told them I wanted an explanation as to why I was being treated this way although I had been a long time and loyal customer, the yelling got louder and I was told they did not need my business. So they don't have it anymore. Try Lizon or First Class.

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I've been using Elias for about 2 years. . . It is convenient to where I live, so I just kept going. However, I've started to notice a pattern. . . my pants are ALWAYS just a little bit too long when I get them back. They look great when pinned, but then, after the work is done, they are off. I've also gotten sleeves back that were different lengths. Unfortunately, they only guarantee their work for 7 days - so if you want the protection of that gaurantee, you better wear the stuff soon after you get it back. Overall, I am just disappointed. . . thought I'd found a great tailor, but over time, have found that their work is pretty sloppy.

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★★☆☆☆

I've been using Elias for about 2 years. . . It is convenient to where I live, so I just kept going. However, I've started to notice a pattern. . . my pants are ALWAYS just a little bit too long when I get them back. They look great when pinned, but then, after the work is done, they are off. I've also gotten sleeves back that were different lengths. Unfortunately, they only guarantee their work for 7 days - so if you want the protection of that gaurantee, you better wear the stuff soon after you get it back. Overall, I am just disappointed. . . thought I'd found a great tailor, but over time, have found that their work is pretty sloppy.

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The two times I've taken things there the work has been satisfactory. However, both times other people in the store were complaining about problems with the work, and were shrugged off by the staff. They are completely uninterested in customer service, kinda like the Soup Na zi in Seinfeld, but without the humor. Overt rudeness is their normal disposition.

Also, they do NOT take credit cards at all. Cash ONLY. So if you have a big order, bring lots of cash. After waiting in a long, disorganized line I realized this and told him I didn't have any cash. He angrily ripped the tag from the hanger and said "Get out of my store and come back when you have cash. NEXT!"

If you enjoy being talked down to by arrogant, unhappy people, perhaps you will do okay here. Otherwise, I would recommend taking your business elsewhere.

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★★☆☆☆

The two times I've taken things there the work has been satisfactory. However, both times other people in the store were complaining about problems with the work, and were shrugged off by the staff. They are completely uninterested in customer service, kinda like the Soup Na zi in Seinfeld, but without the humor. Overt rudeness is their normal disposition.

Also, they do NOT take credit cards at all. Cash ONLY. So if you have a big order, bring lots of cash. After waiting in a long, disorganized line I realized this and told him I didn't have any cash. He angrily ripped the tag from the hanger and said "Get out of my store and come back when you have cash. NEXT!"

If you enjoy being talked down to by arrogant, unhappy people, perhaps you will do okay here. Otherwise, I would recommend taking your business elsewhere.

Pros: "Family" owned business?

Cons: Rude, arrogant staff. They make sure you know your place...

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Took in one suit and on pair of tux pants to be let out about 1 inch. The suit pants came back slightly tight, and the tux pants literally 2 inches too large in the waist. Charged $100 for this butchery. No idea how cityseach rates this place an 8.4 with zero positive reviews, and makes me question their "Best Of" rating methodology as a whole.

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★☆☆☆☆

Took in one suit and on pair of tux pants to be let out about 1 inch. The suit pants came back slightly tight, and the tux pants literally 2 inches too large in the waist. Charged $100 for this butchery. No idea how cityseach rates this place an 8.4 with zero positive reviews, and makes me question their "Best Of" rating methodology as a whole.

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This week I took a pair of jeans to be hemmed. They were 2 inches off when I got them back. They guarantee their work, so I took it in to have the problem remedied. The man stated that it would cost me extra to have it fixed, despite their guarantee (all work is supposedly guaranteed for 7 days). The man would NOT accept that they made a mistake, and he stated that he was giving me a good deal, even after he realized that it was their work and he admitted that the jeans were definitely 2 inches off. Horrible service, and they don't stand by their guarantee, which is on the wall of the shop and on the receipt. Find another tailor!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This week I took a pair of jeans to be hemmed. They were 2 inches off when I got them back. They guarantee their work, so I took it in to have the problem remedied. The man stated that it would cost me extra to have it fixed, despite their guarantee (all work is supposedly guaranteed for 7 days). The man would NOT accept that they made a mistake, and he stated that he was giving me a good deal, even after he realized that it was their work and he admitted that the jeans were definitely 2 inches off. Horrible service, and they don't stand by their guarantee, which is on the wall of the shop and on the receipt. Find another tailor!!

Cons: don't stand by guarantee, bad workmanship

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Elias appears to be the tailor to the stars (check out the photos inside) which may indicate why some of his prices are high. However, the work is of very high quality and his turnaround is incredibly fast. Jeans hemmed are around $15 and usually ready the next day.

PROS: Very competent and quick
CONS: Not inexpensive

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★★★★☆

Elias appears to be the tailor to the stars (check out the photos inside) which may indicate why some of his prices are high. However, the work is of very high quality and his turnaround is incredibly fast. Jeans hemmed are around $15 and usually ready the next day.

PROS: Very competent and quick
CONS: Not inexpensive

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This place was great. They due custom european suits, completeremodeling of the suit for women and men. They have suede and leather specialist there at the store and can repair anything leather or suede. They due a special service called invisible french waeving so they fix the suit but you cant see they new stiches. They due have same day service available as needed. They have 40 years experience and have been at the same location for over 30 years- that makes me feel safe that they know what they are doing.b They have free parking and are open 6 days per week.

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★★★★★

This place was great. They due custom european suits, completeremodeling of the suit for women and men. They have suede and leather specialist there at the store and can repair anything leather or suede. They due a special service called invisible french waeving so they fix the suit but you cant see they new stiches. They due have same day service available as needed. They have 40 years experience and have been at the same location for over 30 years- that makes me feel safe that they know what they are doing.b They have free parking and are open 6 days per week.

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11th and Wilshire
Not so cheap but excellent.

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11th and Wilshire
Not so cheap but excellent.

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