For those with petite frames or those who own a beloved suit that has become slightly worn out, tailoring can be the perfect solution to finding the perfect fit and staying comfortable. Tailoring and alterations don’t have to be expensive or only for those with extra cash to spend. On the contrary, alterations can save you time and money; patching up favorite wardrobe staples that have gone drab can be much more affordable than venturing out to try to find a replica. Additionally, having a professional tailor hem pants or skirts that are too long is preferable to going to high-end specialty stores or sticking yourself with pins in DIY sewing attempts. Here is a list of five of the best tailors in the city.

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Anna’s Tailoring and Alterations
166 Geary St. (#503)
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 391-6868

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Anna’s Tailoring and Alterations is an affordable tailoring service specializing in hemlines for both women and men. Suits can be fitted, altered and hemmed within days, depending on the tailor’s schedule. However, with enough notice, Anna’s Tailoring and Alterations can basically do anything you need them to do within a reasonable budget.

Seymour’s Fashion
211 Sutter St. (Suite 701)
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 421-6103

Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seymour’s Fashion is a tailoring service that is very detailed and works toward specific areas, depending on client’s requirements. With over 50 years of experience, Seymour’s tailoring is one of the best places in the city to get fine taste and industry knowledge on your bespoke suits. Special features for tailored suit jackets include hand picked edges, monogrammed pockets and hand stitching.

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Rafael’s Tailoring
3133 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 826-8740

Hours: Mon to Fri – 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat – 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Rafael’s Tailoring is a fast and affordable tailoring service that is wonderful for hemlines and stitching. Hemlines can be taken up within a couple of hours and suit jackets waists can be fitted within the day. When you need a quick tailoring services on a budget for pieces that you do not want to spend a small fortune on, Rafael’s is the place to go.

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2417 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 929-1410

Hours: Tues to Fri – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sun and Mon – by appointment only.

A boutique style tailoring service, Perepolis specializes in tailoring and altering wedding suits and dresses. High quality service is available from some of the best tailors in the business where the company motto is “a satisfied customer is still the best advertisement.” With over 30 years of experience, Persepolis offers expert alterations, formal wear tailoring and custom hand stitched work.

Mina’s Tailor Studio
2031 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 563-6088

Hours: Tues to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mina’s Tailor Studio is a small, tucked away space that can be difficult to find, however the search is well worth the effort. Prices at this tiny studio vary, but the quality of work is fantastic and ideal for both women’s and men’s suits. The tailors at Mina’s are precise with their alterations and are extremely friendly, making this a place to come back to.

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