Portland >Home & Garden > Michael Allen's
915 SW 9th Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720545.518318 -122.681928
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
Great look, Great Service – I've been getting my clothes made for a number of years. However, I moved away from Portland a few years back and have been struggling to find a clothier that is as good as Mike. I made some purchases from Tom James - not even close to design and more importantly fit. It simply doesn't compare! My solution? Since I do make it back to good 'ol PDX every now and again, I make it a point to stop in and pick up some new pieces. And, as always, they are nothing short of AWESOME. If you're thinking about picking up some custom apparel, Michael Allen's is the ONLY place to go! I encourage anybody and everybody to buy their clothes here. And, to boot, if I need some additional items and can't make it back into town, I simply give Mike a call and tell him what I am looking for - and he takes it from there. I fully trust his judgement and you can too! Thanks Mike and keep up the great work!
Fashion Forward – Anyone with an eye for detail, quality and uniqueness should make it a point to visit Michael Allen's Clothier. I am impressed with the thought that appears to have gone into the merchandising of the store. Rather than racks and racks of department store designer goods and labels, you will find a collection of clothing from cutting edge and fashion forward designers and manufacturers. If you want your wardrobe to be as individual as you are, you will enjoy your experience at Michael Allen's. Custom clothing is an option here as well. I have had the opportunity to have a few items tailored for myself. Yes, an indulgence, and I am so glad that I did it. Nothing fits like something made especially for you. I had no idea that there are so many options. From lapels and vents, to collars and cuffs, to flat front and rise the options abound and the choices seem endless. It has always been worth the wait for something made just for me. To help me with my selections, whether ready to wear or custom, the staff has repeatedly proven to be knowledgeable and service oriented. The environment is not corporate and you are likely to have an opportunity to interact with the owner and his prized Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Charlie and Max.
Note: don't miss the season end sales.
Quality, Service and Selection is the pinnacle of Michael Allen's Clothier – Michael Allen's is Portland's best option in men's fashion! Just entering the store, you realize a unique sense of style and quality. The staff is knowledgeable; able to custom design clothing, refine pre-made garments and align you to designers who's clothing suits your build and lifestyle best! The shopping experience was enjoyable and almost "intoxicating;" Between the incredible selection, staff interaction and what seemed to be endless glasses of wine, my head spun! This is indeed the Northwest's best treasure!
Lack of Attention to Detail – The product is actually ok. They have some nice fabrics and the workmanship is pretty good, but for the price you can get a custom tailored name at Mario's.
Be prepared to wait and wait and wait for your purchase. (They like to prepare you for this by telling you all the tailors are on holiday.)
Also be prepared to smell dog when you walk into the store. They seem to be running a doggy daycare on the premises.
Most importantly, review your garments thoroughly when you pick them up. They don't seem to catch obvious things like name misspellings on the jackets and they aren't willing to correct these errors either though they'll make promises all day long.
Completely Ignored – We went in and there were several customers inside already. They were being served wine, obviously very pampered. We were there for about 15 minutes and not one person made even an eye contact. I felt that they were watching us every time we touched something, but not one greeting or any offer to help. Their silent treatment was so complete, it was almost refreshing. Needless to say, they're not getting any of our business.
Editorial Review by Christy Buena – Men's clothing store offers a selection of suits and also provides custom tailoring.
Best Custom Suits / Shirts anywhere. He travels to your office. – I have been a customer of Michael Allen's for years. Not only is the service the best in town but the suits and shirts are perfect. Mike goes the extra mile to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase. I have tried the rest before finding Mike, trust me on this he is the best.
Greatest men's shopping experience in Portland – The staff at Michael Allen's never disappoint. Always there to help you select a great wardrobe. Just wish it was bigger and had more locations!
Custom suits are the only way to go. – I have been wearing ready made suits for twenty some years now until recently when a friend turned me on to Michael Allen's. First off the price was less than the ready-mades and the fit is unbelievable. I got to pick my fabric and coat lining. The process made buying a new suit hands on experience and the suit looks great.
Great service, great clothes – This place is wonderful. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The clothes they carry in the store are unusual and nice, but the custom service is what made my experience great. My husband and I came out to look at getting a suit and maybe some shirts made. They poured us a nice glass of wine while we looked at fabrics, asked us some questions and took the measurements. Then I found out they made woman's clothing too! I will definately be coming back to take advantage of that. A few weeks later my husbands clothes were finished and they look fantastic. We had a wonderful experience.
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