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The Best Tailors in Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / August 16, 2013

Tailors TorontoThe best tailors in Toronto know a thing or two about fit - they don't just work wonders with a sewing machine; they know exactly how and where to slash, tinker, or adjust to make your off-the-rack garments feel like they were specially made for you. With the wave of a magic wand (read: a measuring tape and straight pins), they can get nearly everything - from a shortened hem or a slimmed blazer - done in a jiffy. Thanks to some reader suggestions, we found the top needle-working wizards in the city, so you never have to worry about a frumpy suit ever again.

Here are the best tailors in Toronto.

SEE ALSO:

The best bespoke tailors in Toronto
The best seamstress in Toronto
The best dry cleaners in Toronto

Studio Kim
766 King St. W, 416.361.0831
Whether you've got a petty pile of too-long trousers or a fully lined suit jacket needing some major reconstruction (perhaps to show off your newly slimmed-down physique), Studio Kim's got you covered. Though they've gotten a fair share of mixed reviews, they've been a popular name in the business for years - clues that Ms. Kim must be doing something right.

Stitch-It
TD Centre, 66 Wellington St. W, 416.363.4446
There's a plus side to being corporately owned and operated, and Stitch-It's flaunting it like nobody's business. The TD Centre's location in particular is not only conveniently located for office job types, they've proven a speedy turnaround time and fair pricing.

Paul's Tailors
3691A Bathurst St., 416.781.5366
Paul's Tailors has been around since 1981. Over the years, they've attracted quite the list of clients with their flawless repairs and alterations services, despite being located far from the downtown core - Wayne Gretzky, Harvey Atkin, and Tommy Hilfiger are amongst their many happy customers.

Silhouette Tailoring
733 Queen St. E, 416.465.9898
Silhouette Tailoring is a one-man operation run by Nasir Naebkhil. Although bespoke pieces for women are his burning passion, he can fit an off-the-rack piece like a glove.

Mister Alterations
2112 Yonge St., 416.481.8677
It may be a little inconspicuous, but Mister Alterations located right above Bamburger, is far from ordinary when it comes to value. A stack of slacks can be hemmed in the blink of an eye for under $10 each; in this case, you get more than you pay for.

Sartoria Raffa
8 Keewatin Ave, 416.932.2505
Sartoria Raffa is a studio operating for years by a family of expert bespoke tailors - it's no surprise that they carry the same mantras through to their alteration services. They're used to working with the finest materials whether they need constructing or re-constructing, so you know your most prized possessions are in good hands.

Espinosa Master Tailor
50 Cumberland St., 416.921.9931
"Master Tailor" isn't just a fancy title; it's the truth. Although they're no strangers to tailoring designer duds from their studio in Yorkville, father and son duo Ricardo and Richard Espinosa are consistent with their high level of care and craftsmanship - even when working on a seemingly hopeless H&M blazer.

Magic Tailor
211 Yonge St., 647.435.8509
The name says it all - Magic Tailors is, well, magic. There's rarely ever a customer that leaves unhappy and that says a lot for any business, let alone a tailoring studio. They boast the lowest of low prices, quality work, and a speedy turnaround time; in an industry where you can typically have just one, this place isn't worth passing up.

Stychin Tyme
2502 Yonge St., 416.485.6970
Don't be fooled by the obnoxiously "with it" spelling - Stychin Tyme is far from it. Penny Bedford, the owner, has been in the business for decades and does everything from the small, petty work to the vastly complicated stuff. She can tailor a mean men's suit (thanks to intense training in England) for a reasonable price, and she's probably the nicest lady in the entire world.

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Discussion

31 Comments

G. replying to a comment from helping / August 16, 2013 at 04:27 pm
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I have nothing but good things to say about Magic Tailor. Been going there for years and always happy with the work on my suits, shirts and jeans.

Can't say they same thing about Espinosa. I had a terrible experience (and why I switched to Magic). I took him 3 dress pants (including one Canali) and two pairs of designer jeans. Went back to pick them up and guess what, he "lost" all 5 pairs of pants/jeans! Said he gave them to his friend to alter and his friend lost them. His offer was to make me a 1 suit and not charge for the pants!?.....
Noreen Farooqui / August 16, 2013 at 05:04 pm
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I had a tailor-made dress designed and sewn for me in France. A few years later, the dress required an alteration. Magic Tailors did the job exceptionally well.
Danny / August 17, 2013 at 01:18 am
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Magic tailor is amazing. I've been going for three years, and have had everything from a simple pant hem to a complex alteration on a detailed jacket. The service is amazing, the work flawless, and the pricing pretty reasonable. The best part is that his store front is tucked away from yonge, so it's never too busy.
chinto / August 17, 2013 at 10:22 am
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Magic is just magic for me, recently lost a ton of weight and the prices were low, quality great and faster than i could have imagined.
They did verbally abuse me about charging 10X more if I gained the weight back in any area save and except penis & balls.
Great at shaping and darting good quality dress shirts because they never go out of style and a custom fitted shirt shows class.
mp / August 17, 2013 at 08:46 pm
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Wayne @ King West Village Cleaners is head and shoulders above Studio Kim in service and quality with his prices also being lower.
Wnose / August 23, 2013 at 08:54 pm
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Surprised that Xavier Custom Tailors at 10 St Mary St did not make this list. He's a 1 man operation but constantly busy with word-of-mouth work. He does a lot of higher end work due to his proximity to Yorkville. Slightly pricier than Magic but worth it.
luisa / August 24, 2013 at 11:04 am
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Agree Wnose i think this blog needs more research. I have tried at least half of these places to find my own dressmaker/tailor but i always found something that they could not make it.
By about 6 months i have found a couple years old store Professional Sew&Fit in St Clair that can manage all my requests from alterations to custom dressmake and tailoring for my husband.
Adrian / September 14, 2013 at 05:27 pm
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Habib is amazing by far! Habib has been on Harbord st and shaw for I think over 2 decades now. I am not sure why a review was not done of him. He deserves some praise!
Chappel / September 28, 2013 at 02:50 am
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I have not used Paul's Tailors services but my a friend asked to me about this tailor and my plan to come Toronto and as soon will be contact this tailor. Though, i am the big fan of Toms Fashion custom tailor of Bangkok and I have been using past 8 years.
Georgia / October 9, 2013 at 05:34 pm
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Magic tailor i took 2 expensive suits great amazin work
Emily / October 14, 2013 at 01:21 pm
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I took 2 pair pants 2 skirts 1 dress to magic tailor this week amazin job I agree comments now great jobs ...
Jim / October 17, 2013 at 12:59 am
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My wife has been going to this Chinese man - Benny - in the Merchant's Flea Market on Warden/Eglinton and though pricey, you get what you pay for! Never seizes to disappoint.
selim / October 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm
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DTC / October 28, 2013 at 03:11 pm
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I'll second Habib at VIP. He's very affable. The prices are very reasonable. I've never had a problem with the job he's done. He always asks if I'm happy and insists that he can fix anything that's not just right.
Antonio Salgado / October 30, 2013 at 10:58 am
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All Toronto Tailor House of Salgado Custom Made Suits and Custom Made Shirts are Hand Fitted, Hand Constructed and Hand Finished
John / November 4, 2013 at 02:13 pm
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Try Luxury Plus in Toronto,I am very Happy,Prices are lowest i could ever find,I got 3 shirts in Egyptian cotton for $99 an i am very happy.
Andy / December 2, 2013 at 03:41 pm
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I got combo package of suit shirt and Tie,it was fathers day gift coupon that i got from my son,Otherwise i didnt even know about them,I am impressed,Price was lowest than that i have ever paid in my life.
tony / December 7, 2013 at 06:53 pm
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I found lowest prices,quality was same as high price.dont understand how but guys are awesome
shkar usman mahmud / December 20, 2013 at 04:09 pm
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shkar usman mahmud / December 20, 2013 at 04:12 pm
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iam from iraq just helping iwant go in canada
Patric / December 24, 2013 at 01:09 pm
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I lost a lot weight I was searching tailor I saw reviews of magic tailor I went last week I drop bunch staff 3 jacket shirts pants coat I pick them up yesterday I try them home amazin job I was shocked how to overcoat turn out like this 5 stars I go.l back again thank u blogto
Billy / January 5, 2014 at 03:55 pm
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Magic man he's very cool guy I took my suite he know wat to do I had large suits it's was really big takin body in slim pants shoulder in storten pants last week I pick them up omg it's really work look like custom suite well done !
dan / February 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm
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Hey everyone who reads this just letting you know this blog is just fake/scam
Will / February 16, 2014 at 11:05 am
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Does it seem suspicious to anyone else that all the reviews for magic make the same spelling mistakes?
sears singer sewing machine accessories / March 28, 2014 at 11:06 am
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The best bobbin suited for this machine is the Singer 15J bobbin.
For general sewing such as simple garments or crafty projects you can get an
excellent machine with basic features for less than $200.
It is good to trust suppliers such as Franking Machine Warehouse
UK that are Royal Mail accredited and are official maintainer and inspector
of franking devices.
john / March 31, 2014 at 11:58 pm
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luxury plus tailors is the best shop in town,they have best prices and quality
Ed / April 14, 2014 at 07:23 pm
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Espinosa Master Tailor is one of the best tailor shops, the head tailor Ricardo Espinosa has worked for Stavros, Harry Rosen, and Brooks Brothers making all of the besoke suits that were ordered. He was the head tailor at each of those stores and now running his own business give you the same quality for a fraction of the cost the big name companies charge.
Wade / May 12, 2014 at 12:23 am
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This review is for Luxury Plus Bespoke Toronto:
I picked my shirts last week,It was perfect quality and i am very impressed with the quality of fabrics,Planning to order more suits soon.I am very impressed with their knowledge of cutting fitting.Best place in Toronto for Handmade/custommade cloths.
John / May 12, 2014 at 12:30 am
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I went to Luxury Plus Tailors Toronto,Picked my suit yesterday.quality is amazing.Their Master tailor Mr Jamie is the best tailor in town.He explained me every detail while placing the order and took measurements very carefully.Very happy and will return.
Danielle / June 7, 2014 at 10:07 pm
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I have wanted to write a review for Habib
(since the second week of March) and let everyone know that he provides a positive atmosphere with his respectfulness and understanding, which I didn't feel in some other tailor shops in Toronto. He is a Master at what he does, and in my experience, shows an amazing level of expertise.

My boyfriend and I brought 5 very difficult dresses into Habib's tiny shop on Harbord St. near Shaw, that I needed to have altered , in addition to 2 pieces of apparel( previously altered/ butchered by a different Tailor/dry cleaner who ruined each piece. ) I was so excited to see Habib's meticulous end products for everything I brought in to him. I was and still am completely speechless to the beautiful work he has done in less than a week. He is Marvelous at executing any type of alteration and an added bonus was his professional honesty and genuine care for his clients!!!

I encourage everyone to go see Habib on Harbord especially if you want high quality alterations. Thank you a thousand times over and over again!!!

416-535-4887

ZEGLIO Toronto / July 17, 2014 at 06:27 am
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In Toronto, Zeglio Custom Clothiers is a very known name as a men's tailor. For custom tailored suit Toronto and other fashionable clothes Zeglio is the ultimate choice.

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