Boston >General Merchandise Stores > Best Fit Tailoring Inc
268 Newbury St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211642.349145 -71.083265
Neighborhoods: Back Bay West, Back Bay
Shop around first – Workmanship was good but could be better priced. Mine was a complicated Vera Wang for David's bridal dress. Alteration and bustle cost $650. I would DEFINITELY shop around given more time.
Great Tailors! – I went to Best Fit to get a very delicate chiffon dress altered. It is for my destination wedding so I was really worried that it would get ruined. It came out perfect!
Here are the details -
I went to Best Fit on a Saturday shortly after they opened (without an appointment). They let me in and had me change into my dress. The seamstress pinned me and had me look at myself in the mirror for approval. Once everything was pinned in all the right places, I changed, paid and left. I have to admit, I was a little scared that the entire process took about 10 minutes.
I picked up my dress a week later and it's PERFECT. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! The material is an extremely delicate crinkle chiffon and the back straps are very complicated (criss-cross sort of pattern). Best Fit altered the straps perfectly. When I first looked at the dress after alterations, I thought they had not done anything to it because it looked like it was in it's original condition.
So in sum - Best Fit does a great job, and can handle even the most delicate, complicated alterations. They aren't super friendly and won't give you a ton of personal attention. But if you need something done quickly and with impeccable craftmanship, I can 100% recommend Best Fit.
miracle workers! – I had a very delicate dress that was far too long for me. But it had an elastic rouching around my legs. I took it to another tailor who told me there was nothing they could do. Best Fit took on this task and now the dress looks fabulous on me. I am completely satisfied with their work and will most definitely go back to them with all my tailoring needs.
would not recommend to anyone – I had a terrible experience with Best Fit Tailors. I went there a year ago to have them shorten a bridesmaid dress from floor length to knee length. The work was completed in 2 weeks and was acceptable, so I recently went back to Best Fit to have another bridesmaid dress hemmed despite remembering the service left something to be desired. I did not feel like looking for another tailor on fairly short notice and it seemed like the easiest option.
My visit was terrible from the start. I made an appointment several days in advance and arrived on time but there was an issue with the door buzzer when they attempted to let me in. After a couple tries, an employee came down and brazenly informed me that she was "going to show me how it works so I won't mess up again." Apparently they do not use doorknobs at Best Fit. Next, one of the tailors came out and looked to attend to another customer before me despite the fact that she was a walk-in and I had an appointment. Thankfully the other customer pointed that out and suggested I go first.
Once I changed into my dress, the first thing the tailor said (in front of another customer as well as another employee) was that my dress was too snug around the hips and there was nothing she could do to fix that. I told her that I was only there to have it hemmed and she kept reiterating that "if I lost weight" and the dress was therefore not the right length, that would "not be her fault" and I would need to pay again to have it fixed. She then told me that despite quoting me a pick up date two weeks in the future, she would not actually start working on the dress until about two days before my pickup date, so I should "go home, monitor my weight" so I could let her know before then if I thought the dress would fit differently. She reiterated several times in a rude and condescending tone that if it came out wrong, it would be my fault and not hers. Her constant implications that I was too fat for the dress had me with tears in my eyes and humiliated in front of other customers (I am a size 2 btw, after after eating more carefully for just one week, the dress fits perfectly again).
I decided under no circumstances did I want to give Best Fit my business. I took recommendations and selected another tailor. I called Best Fit and told them that I no longer needed the dress hemmed and could they please remove all the pins that they had put in it so that it could be ready for pickup the next day. The woman on the phone gave me difficulty troughout the entire call and when I went in the next day to pick up my dress and bring it to another tailor, it was still full of pins they had not bothered to remove. All around rude and at moment downright mean and abrasive service. ..I would not recommend Best Fit to anyone.
wonderful, wonderful, wonderful – I took my wedding dress to them two days - yep, two days - before my wedding. In 24 hours they took in four inches throughout the back and all the way down to the bottom, ironed it, and had it ready to go. they even gave me options about how they could take it in in multiple ways with multiple price options. three women worked with me when i went in with my friend, and the same three looked at it with me when i went in the next day to try it on and bring it home. i'm not sure what i would have done without them; they saved the day - i highly recommend them to everyone.
Cozy Little Shop! – I went in this afternoon for my first dress fitting for my wedding this fall. There was no one in the store and though I was 15 minutes early, I was sent directly into a dressing room. The women were polite and prompt. My dress was quickly pinned but despite my initial cringe as a pin went in, she never caught me with the pins. I was afraid from the other reviews that I was going to be spending $500 on alterations but it was rather reasonably priced considering it is "wedding" dress alterations. I'll post again once I get the dress but so far I am throughly impressed!
Editorial Review – Newbury Street tailors offer quality alterations and custom made clothing for women and men.
Great Wedding Gown Tailoring – I loved my wedding dress and loved it even more because of the perfect fit made possible by Best Fit. I did not have to adjust/ pull up my strapless dress all night long - ceremony through reception dancing. There was absolutely no chicken wing bulge around the bust area and I could lean over to talk to people and not fall out. I had the perfect little waist. The bustle was impeccable and easy for my bridesmaids to do. I highly recommend Best Fit in general and definitely recommend for a wedding dress alteration.
From Prom to Weddings - Best Fit is it! – My first experience with Best Fit was right before my high school prom. I had found a dress that I liked but it was two sizes too big so I brought it in to be altered. I wasn?t sure exactly what needed to be done to make the dress look right but as soon as I tried it on, the Best Fit team took out their tools and pinned it up until it looked better than I could have hoped for. The very next morning, the dress was ready to be picked up and fit like a glove ? they made look so good that I wear it to this very day! Four years later and I am still a loyal customer at Best Fit. Most of my items require a quick fix (such as hemming the bottoms of skinny jeans while keeping the original stitching) but others take a level of skill that I have only seen here. When my cousin got married last October, she picked out a bridesmaid dress that I didn?t instantly love. It was floor length and I am accustomed to wearing dresses that fall above my knees so I asked the Best Fit staff to shorten it to my usual length. While they did not reject my proposal, they showed me how this particular dress would look at knee-length and we all agreed that it looked better as a long dress. As soon as I came in with the heels that I planned to wear to the wedding, the Best Fit team hemmed the dress to just the right length where it flowed elegantly to the ground but I could still dance and move without any hassle.
As a devoted customer for over 4 years, I would highly recommend Best Fit to everyone!
Custom made wedding gown - couldn't have asked for better! – I went to Best Fit to create a custom wedding gown. I had found a dress that I really liked, but there were certain aspects that I wanted to change (for example, I wanted drop waist rather than empire waist, and off-white rather than white). I brought in a photograph of my dress, and worked together with the lovely women at Best Fit to create an absolutely amazing wedding gown. They helped me choose the correct materials (being conscious of my price restraints), and then helped me design something that fit me perfectly and looked gorgeous. The women were very honest, letting me know that certain features wouldn't go well with my body type and suggesting alternatives -- that's the benefit of designing your own! Of course, making a custom wedding gown was not cheap, but I don't think I could have done it any cheaper anywhere else. And feeling great at my wedding, hearing all the compliments about my dress, and having beautiful photographs made it completely worth it. My bridesmaids also got their dresses tailored there, and the same dress looked looked great on five women who all have different body types. I would highly recommend Best Fit for any of your tailoring needs, but especially if you need an extra special touch for your special occasion.
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